What Does a Hospitality Career Really Look Like?
DECA alumnus Alec Dalton knew at a young age that he wanted a career in the hospitality industry.
When he arrived at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration he jumped right in; in addition to his coursework, he held internships and jobs with Grand Heritage Hotel Group, Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth, The Ritz Carlton, and completed the Walt Disney College Program.
After graduating from Boston University in 2015, Alec was offered a full-time manager-in-training role at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va.
After successfully completing the program, Alec is a Guest Relations and Rooms Operations Manager at the property.
In December, Alec took over the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Instagram to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
DECA students who are interested in the hospitality field can get a head start by checking out part-time jobs at local convention centers, caterers and event planners, restaurants, or hotels. Also, you can keep up with the latest hospitality news by following a few of our favorite industry resources.
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