Jillian Riches ‘13
Major: Hospitality and Event Management
Director of Sales and Marketing, Courtyard Marriott Westborough
EXPERIENCES AT LASELL:
Through presentations and classes at Lasell I learned how to determine my opinion and then be able to express that to my professors and peers with evidence to my argument, this is a very important skill in the business world. I also learned about hospitality theories and best practices. It is hard to pin point specific experiences but there are moments at work where I am thinking about how to deal with a situation and I will have flashbacks to a class or lesson or experience I had at Lasell and it helps me through it. I feel like my education from Lasell is always with me and my backbone to my professional life.
ADVICE TO FUTURE STUDENTS?
I would advise students to complete as many internship and job experiences as possible. I would also advise that these experiences be different so that you build different skills and experiences which will open up more opportunities for jobs after school. I would also suggest that students use projects and classes as opportunities to focus their education on subjects that they care about. Lastly, have fun and appreciate your time at school, working a full time job is like finals that never stop!