Tania Ferlin graduated from the Hospitality Management program in June 2013. She chose Humber because of its industry reputation in Hospitality Management. Using what she learned in class, she quickly became a valuable team member in her industry internship. Read Tania's testimonial.
“My teachers constantly emphasized the importance of doing your best in the internship. My efforts were recognized and as a result, I was offered a full-time position as Event Coordinator at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto, the very day after my internship was completed."
“All of the in-class material, certifications earned, lectures, practical classes, professor support, and knowledge, prepared me for the hospitality industry. The program is very well-rounded and exposed me to different areas of hospitality – and having the knowledge in many different departments is a huge asset in this industry. It allowed me to understand the bigger picture and also how the different departments work together. This is crucial for a successful hospitality career.”
"The number one thing I learned in the program is that attitude is everything. A hard-working and positive attitude along with a commitment to excellence and providing exceptional service, consistently, has made the biggest impact."
“Humber gave me the tools and resources and also connections to super-launch my career in the hotel industry."
Now employed by Marriott Hotels, Tania is a Sales Manager based out of the Canadian Sales Office. Her job includes selling group rooms and meeting space for 19 hotels across Canada and with different markets including Corporate, Government, Association, and some Tour and Travel.
“I achieved this position because of a choice I made in my Careers class at Humber; through an in-class research assignment, I discovered I wanted to work for Marriott. My Careers teacher had a wealth of knowledge and experience that really helped me prepare for and land the job I wanted."
Tania’s advice on breaking into a career in Hospitality was this, “Go to Humber for the Hospitality Management program! Attend all classes. Connect with your teachers and classmates (HUGE networking opportunity). Do your very best in your internship. Have fun, participate, and put your focus on where you are most passionate.”
Tania excelled in her internship and her hard work paid off.