Q: Name? Age?
A. Jennifer Bush, age 34
Q. Program and year graduated?
A. Recreation and Leisure Services, 2004 and Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism diploma; 2007.
Q. Why did you choose Humber College?
A. I had applied to a few colleges but after going to a campus tour, I thought that Humber would be the best fit.
Q. Which class did you find most beneficial?
A. Definitely the HR classes
Q. What do you enjoy about your career?
A. I love that I get to meet new people every day and that the industry is always changing and evolving.
Q. What advice would you give future/current students taking this program?
A. Always be willing to roll up your sleeves! There is no job below you; you will get much further along in your career by becoming the person they can count on, not the person that always says no
Q. What was the biggest obstacle you faced during your time as a student?
A. Just trying to balance time between work, school, and playing on the rugby team. But this has also helped me in my career with time management and scheduling!
Q. How did your experience at Humber help you find employment after graduation?
A. A lot of places look at the school you graduate from; Humber is well known in the hospitality world!
Q. What opportunities would you urge other students to take advantage of?
A. Any chance you get to attend seminars and connect with alumni/industry professionals, go! You will learn more and make crucial connections that will help you find employment opportunities after you graduate.
Q. In your opinion, what are 5 crucial skills needed to perform your job?
A. Multi-Tasking, organizational skills, adaptability, problem solving skills, and a great sense of humor to deal with all stuff that comes your way!
Q. Why Hospitality?
A. I get to meet new people every day and no day is the same! There are so many opportunities and experiences that are available to you in hospitality that you will not get in another field!
Q. In what ways did Humber prepare you for the work world?
A. The real world experience (trainee-ship) helped me immensely in learning how to work. Having the teachers mentor you every step of the way was a huge component of my success as well.