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Kellie McKibbon

Q: Name? Age?

A. Kellie McKibbon, 27

Q. Program and year graduated?

A. Hotel and Restaurant management, 2013. Bachelor of Commerce: Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2016.

Q. Why did you choose Humber College?

A. It was close to home and heard great things about the program.

Q. Which class did you find most beneficial?

A. Event management and planning. Being able to create and execute an event from start to finish including getting sponsors was a real challenge.

Q. What do you enjoy about your career?

A. Working in craft beer, I learn something new every day and that keeps it exciting. I also have an amazing employer that lets me try new opportunities like brewing or doing tours and planning other events.

Q. What advice would you give future/current students taking this program?

A. Try different paths in your field. I went in thinking I'd work in restaurants my whole life, then one internship changed it and now I'm in the beer industry and I can't think of anything else I'd want to do.

Q. What was the biggest obstacle you faced during your time as a student?

A. Studying. I am the worst at it.

Q. What opportunities would you urge other students to take advantage of?

A. Volunteer and get to know your teachers they have a lot of contacts in the field which can help you out a lot.

Q. In your opinion, what are 5 crucial skills needed to preform your job?

A. Time management, being able to multi-task, communication, teamwork and product knowledge.

Q. Why hospitality?

A. I always liked working with people, don't really like children so being a teacher was out of the question.

Q. In what ways did Humber prepare you for the work world?

A. Time management and work life balance. I always had a job while in school, even had three at one point! It was all about finding time to study, work and still not completely lose my mind.

Q. How did your experience at Humber help you find employment after graduation?

A. It was all about the internship, I was lucky enough to be able to stay on part time after it was finished.