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- Published: 19th July 2023
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As someone with a lifelong interest in cultures, people, and travel, I have always been drawn to industries where these elements intersect, which led me to the dynamic and vibrant world of hospitality. It is with this interest that I am drawn towards a degree in BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management. This field combines my passion for providing excellent service with the excitement of an industry that is constantly evolving, driven by innovation and shaped by cultural trends.
What truly thrills me about hospitality management is the opportunity to create memorable experiences for people. Whether it’s through culinary experiences that tantalize the senses or personalized guest services that make people feel valued and cared for, the hotel industry provides an outlet for creativity, innovation, and service.
My background in business studies has equipped me with essential skills such as strategic planning, financial management, and marketing, all of which I believe are foundational to effective hospitality management. In addition, I have chosen elective courses in psychology, which have provided deeper insights into understanding individuals and cultures, facilitating better guest relationship management.
To augment my academic pursuits, I have seized on opportunities to gain practical experience in hospitality. Last year, I interned at a boutique hotel in the city, where I rotated between different departments – from front office and food and beverage to events management. This gave me a firsthand understanding of hotel operations, the coordination involved in providing seamless service, and the crucial role each department plays, on its own and collectively, in delivering exceptional guest experiences.
A significant life experience that has shaped my perspective of hospitality management was a year spent studying abroad. This exposed me to a myriad of cultures and practices and awakened me to the importance of cultural sensitivity in hospitality. Navigating new environments and connecting with people of diverse backgrounds provided me with valuable insights that I believe are transferrable to the multicultural and diverse operation of the hospitality industry.
On a personal level, I am proud of my ability to blend creativity and analytical thinking. For instance, during my internship, I proposed and implemented a successful initiative to enhance guest engagement by incorporating local cultural elements into daily hotel activities. The success and guest appreciation for this project bolstered my confidence in my potential as a future hospitality manager.
In terms of my suitability for this program, my excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work in teams, and adaptability are but some of the skills that I feel make me an excellent candidate for this course.
Looking to the future, I aim to embark on a managerial career in the hotel industry with a focus on boutique and luxury properties. I dream of influencing hospitality trends and driving innovation in guest experiences. In an era where experiential travel is gaining momentum, I am excited at the prospect of blending local cultural experiences with luxury hospitality services.
Choosing to pursue a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management is, for me, a choice to follow a passion and a dream. A dream to be part of an industry that combines continuous learning, innovation, and customer service. With this degree, I am confident that I will have the skills, knowledge, and network to thrive in, contribute to, and influence the hospitality industry. I am eager for the opportunity to immerse myself in my studies, broaden my horizons, and prepare for an exciting journey in hospitality management.
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