Why did I choose this course:
Tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world that contributes to the economic growth of a country, this is why I chose to study this course. In the Philippines Tourism Industry is the 2nd largest contributor to the Philippine economy, after Agriculture. I also love to study History and Geography, and always want to communicate different people in different walks of life.
About my college education:
I have learned so much, from Marketing to management, from one on one conversations to conversing with lots of people. This course is characterized to be people-oriented, the foundations of this course are History, Geography, Culture, Tradition, Communication, Marketing and Management. I learned different languages from Korean Language to Mandarin Language.
The most difficult projects I encountered is on the Events Management subject, for our final examinations we were required to organize an event and should earn more than our Capital, inviting and gathering people outside the school is the hardest, selling tickets is difficult but we survived that one.
The most useful things I learned are handling people, handling clients and handling customers regardless what attitude they give to you.
Passing written exams are easy because whenever you are studying your lessons before exam you will realize that it is interesting and so it is easy to pass written exams, but, the hardest part of exams is the practical examinations, like Tour guiding, Event planning, event organizing, and of course Thesis defense.
My current job:
Now I am a trainee at Tourism Promotions Board the Marketing Arm of the Department of Tourism, I am in the Administrative Department. I am now be absorbed at Tourism Promotions Board.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Dealing with people, and communicating with them, observing their Culture and Tradition, understanding their way of life that is Tourism Management.
Do I recommend studying BS in Tourism Management:
Their are so much opportunities waiting at your door step, Tourism and Hospitality is a wide industry, It is everywhere, from school to churches, from government to private sectors, from hotels to restaurants, from plane to cruise ship, from office to grounds Tourism and Hospitality industry is everywhere.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Being a Tourism student requires patience and flexibility, you should be friendly, should be interested on meeting new people, you should have the courage to talk to them, and you should always smile and always be conscious of your physical appearance lastly you should read, read, read especially history, geography, culture, tradition and the English language.
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