Durham Careers in Hospitality

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Durham Careers in Hospitality
destination marketing
& management
Transportation
(airlines, travel agencies...)
meeting & event planning
and production
(CVB's...)
General Management
Marketing (including Sales)
Training and Human Resources
Publications/Graphic Design
Internet and Information Technology
Convention and Event Services
Financial Management
Community Relations
Customer Service
Wordsmithing
Product Development
"Destination marketing is taking research
and marketing strategies and matching
them up to what will work for your
destination. It's a great field for people
who like to be creative and try new things."
(corporate, conventions...)
General Management
Marketing
Booking and Packaging
Itinerary/Product Development
Dispatching/Trafficking
Training and Human Resources
Customer Services
Food Preparation and Production
Car Rental Management
Pilot/Engineer/Driver
Information Technology
Accounting
Corporate Travel Management
Event Planning and Production
Shipping/Transportation
Facility Management
Culinary Arts
Exhibit Design
Marketing (Attendance Promotion)
Training and Human Resources
General Management
Information Technology
Accounting
Association Management
Durham Careers
in Hospitality
A DCVB and Durham
Public Schools Partnership
Career Options
"Always do more than is
expected of you. Strive to be
the best at whatever you do…."
Rod Abraham
Shelly Green
President
The Professional Meeting Planners Network
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
™
DCIH Task Force Members
Other Services
(consultants, teachers...)
Teachers
Consultants
Purveyors
Association Management
"Each position offers its own unique
challenges and benefits. Check
them all out before you
fit yourself into a
specific mold"
Joseph Brown
Culinary Arts Instructor
Northern High School
"Start out at the bottom and
work your way up. That was,
and is, the single most important
factor that helped me transition
into management."
Jason Lazich
Airline Station Manager
Atlantic Coast Airlines
Executive
Committee
Other Task Force
Members
Chair:
Michael Martino
Chris Adams
Bruce Benton
James Dickens
Tom Ferguson
Igor Gacina
George Habel
Jeffrey Johnson
Charles Leake
Kenneth Lile
Brian McGhee
Deana Merrell
Smokey Norris
Jane Poe-Eure
Vice-Chair:
Sherry Kinlaw
Past Chair:
Don DeFeo
Al Barnes
Reyn Bowman
Teachers At
Participating
Schools
Joseph Brown
Carol Eroe
Cynthia Gentry
Ruth Ann Griggs
Christine Herrman
Laura Howell
Cathy Marlowe
Nora McDuffie
Scott Wells
www.durham-nc.com/secondary/dcih.php
D
urham Careers In Hospitality is
a workforce partnership between the
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau,
Durham Public Schools and representatives
of visitor-related businesses and
organizations for the purpose of generating:
• career awareness with elementary students
• career exploration with middle school
students
• career experience with high school students
• interest in higher education opportunities
like the NCCU Hospitality Degree Program.
Lodging
Culinary Arts
Entertainment
(hotels, motels, B&B's...)
(restaurants, caterers...)
(baseball clubs, museums...)
Marketing
General Management
Culinary Arts
Auditor/Accountant
Training
Rooms and Inventory Management
Banquets and Events
Guest Services
Security
Engineering/Grounds Keeping
Information Technology
Marketing
General Management
Accounting
Chef
Food Preparation & Production
Training & Human Resources
Customer Services
Wait Staff
Off-Site Catering
Retail
Sports Management
Food Preparation & Production
Guest Services
Facility Management
General Management
Training & Human Resources
Theme Park Management
Special Event Production
Marketing
Museum Exhibit Curation
Engineering/Grounds Keeping
Information Technology
Accounting
(stores, shopping centers,
food courts...)
General Management
Marketing (including Sales)
Merchandising and Display
Purchasing/Buying
Mall Management
Training and Human Resources
Engineering/Grounds Keeping
Culinary Arts
Security
Accounting
"Be sure you are a 'people
person…. ‘ You cannot be in the
customer service business if you
do not enjoy working
with people."
Virginia Rand Bowman
Managing General Partner
Northgate Mall
"[Hospitality] has lots to offer...
interaction with people is better
than anywhere else.
Don't overlook it.
There are lots of
challenges and
gratification."
"Don't wait until after graduation
to get experience in your field."
Mike Birling
Ron Hunter
"Sometimes
not knowing
your limitations is a very
beautiful thing."
General Manager
Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park
George Bakatsias
Restaurateur
Giorgios Hospitality Management Group
General Manager
Durham Bulls
Baseball Club

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