Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, hosted local high school students in conjunction with the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Feb. 3.
The national campaign’s goal is to give young people a new perspective on their studies through hands-on learning and a one-day mentoring experiences. Students were paired with a mentor to “shadow” throughout the day to experience how the skills they learn in the classroom can be applied to the real world. The event also provides an opportunity to introduce future employees to the vast array of careers available in the lodging industry.
“The overwhelming response was inspiring,” said Terri A. Haack, executive vice president and managing director of Terranea Resort. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to share our passion and insight with these future hospitality associates. We look forward to participating in this program again next year.”
Four local high school students participated including; Kara Curren and Benjamin Mottram from Palos Verdes High School, and Janice Rivas and Jennifer Marcott from Peninsula High School. Students had the opportunity to participate in Terranea’s orientation program and to spend quality time shadowing members of the Terranea team. They were able to watch, learn, participate and consider whether a career in hospitality was in their future. The foursome spent the day in various departments ranging from food and beverage, catering and banquets, sales and marketing, human resources, accounting, and guest services.