Every day is different in the hospitality industry. I knew that was the only thing I could count on when beginning my internship at The Bernards Inn. My internship began in the sales and catering office where I saw how a single phone call triggered the entire event planning process.
While working in banquets, I was able to sit in on client consultations and then observe how the events came together. Working at the front desk allowed me to see a whole different side of the Inn. I was able to interact with guests the night before their events and assist them again the following day at the actual celebrations. By working in these various positions I was able to experience completely different situations.
At school our professors teach us about different aspects of the hospitality industry. We have the opportunity to listen to stories of their own experiences in different areas. Hearing their stories is very educational for us, but getting to experience the day-to-day life in the industry is even better. At the Inn, I was able to call upon the knowledge I had gained in class and combine it with real-life experience. In this way, I was able to gain a better understanding of how all the departments and staff worked together.
I never expected to learn so many new things while at The Bernards Inn this summer. Each day at the Bernards Inn brought something new. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience!