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February 17, 2017

What to Expect as a Leader in Hospitality & Tourism

By: Vince LaRuffa While the makings of a great leader might seem standard across the board, leadership means different things in different industries. The Hospitality & Tourism (HTM) Master’s Program at San Diego State University prepares leaders for the hotel, restaurant, events, entertainment, and travel sectors by equipping them with a combination of practical and

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February 17, 2017

6 Ways to Position Yourself for Career Success in Hospitality & Tourism

By: Brad Gessner Differentiation is undoubtedly crucial in today’s competitive workforce. But, setting yourself apart doesn’t always require you to do something big or novel. In sports, you’ll hear coaches talk about their team doing “the little things.” They spend hours practicing every element of the game, not just to make corrections and address weaknesses,

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February 17, 2017

How Video is Changing Master’s Programs

By: Jeff Campbell  “Present a great idea in 18 minutes or less.” This simple yet profound format has helped TED Talks amass an audience of millions around the world, surpassing the 1 billion view mark in 2012 and still going stronger than ever. If you have ever watched a TED Talk online, you likely gained

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February 9, 2017

Where Does Confidence Come From?

By: Ann Marie Kimble Confidence is undeniably one of the most important qualities for a leader to possess. It’s also an extremely subjective term. We know that we need to be confident in order to gain the trust and respect of others—but how exactly does one obtain and project confidence? In this article, I’ll briefly

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February 9, 2017

Why Hospitality & Tourism are Hot Career Picks for 2017

By: Carl Winston Have you hit a career roadblock? Does the thought of working in a cubicle for the rest of your life terrify you? Making a career change is a big decision, but it’s better than staying in a job that doesn’t inspire you. If you’re looking for the New Year to bring new

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February 9, 2017

5 Lifelong Leadership Lessons I Learned from Norman Brinker

By: Jeff Campbell Few leaders in the restaurant business can lay claim to the level of success the late Norman Brinker saw during his storied career. More than an executive, he was instrumental in establishing many of the casual dining and fast food mainstays you see across America today—from Chili’s and Bennigan’s to Jack in

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