4 Benefits of a Hospitality Degree
There has never been a better time to boost your career in hospitality than right now. Tourism is an industry in South Africa that is booming and it looks like it will remain that way for some time to come. Hospitality has seen some pretty exciting developments over the past few years, and thanks to new tech and more luxury travel investors, there seem to be more employment opportunities cropping up.
Having a hospitality degree and launching your career in the industry is about more than just landing a paying job. There are some other interesting benefits that you can expect when you become qualified and end up working in the industry. Check out our top four benefits below:
- Work Doesn’t Really Feel Like Work
The hospitality industry offers employment positions for “people persons”. When working in the industry, you will meet many new and interesting people, and you will be encouraged to communicate and connect with them. While enjoying the human interaction element, work might not feel like work.
- Broad Scope of Career Paths
One of the greatest benefits of a hospitality degree is that graduates can choose to enter a variety of different career paths and can work their way up over the years by keeping up with training and learning while in the industry. Common hospitality jobs include, but are not limited to, positions in the following sectors: hotels, resorts, conferencing and event management, airlines, restaurants, commercial food service, spas and wellness centres, casinos, catering, hospitality real estate, hospitality marketing, and public relations.
- Get the First Option for New Opportunities
When working within the industry, especially for large hotel chains, internal staff members are often offered first option to apply for new positions, transfers, and similar. This ensures a longer career in the industry and the opportunity to work your way up to the position that you want.
- You Become More Employable
The recruitment industry knows that employers are generally looking for applicants who have well developed soft skills. Soft skills are aspects such as communication, confidence, humility, the ability to collaborate, interpersonal skills, and so on. Hard skills are actual qualifications and experience in things like computer programs. Hard skills can be taught. Soft skills can’t always be taught, but the hard skills will look great on your CV.
Ready to Get into the Hospitality Industry?
If you’re ready to launch your career in hospitality, take the time to get in touch with us at Capital Hotel School. We have a variety of nationally and internationally recognised courses for you to consider and we would love to share a few more benefits of a hospitality degree with you.