TIPS 1.0 (Teachers, Industry, Parents, Students) @WGSHA - 2020

Start Date: May 14, 2020

End Date: May 15, 2020

A unique program titled “TIPS” (Teachers, Industry, Parents, Students) was launched at Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration on 14th May 2020.  The program was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dr. H. Vinod Bhat.

The first edition of TIPS 1.0: Stakeholder Alignment and Engagement: Tips for Accelerating Hospitality Career, was a two-day program where six eminent industry experts engaged in conversations with the most important stakeholders of hospitality education: teachers, students, and parents.  Meeting or exceeding stakeholder expectations and aligning them with the mission of the Institute and University is always the priority at WGSHA.

Ever improving our work processes by incorporating known best practices, WGSHA’s endeavour is to deliver the stakeholder, the value, productivity, quality, and the overall effectiveness they desire. This program was an attempt to involve all the stakeholders in a single platform to support the needs and intentions of students on various burgeoning issues related to academics and, most importantly, career prospects to enhance the employability of students.  The primary objective of this program was to widen their horizon of 3rd year bachelors of hotel management students on the choice of professional career, current industry trends, inspirational message to parents and confidence building of students. Mr.   Arul Mani - Dean, Executive Education, IHM, Aurangabad, Ms. Sarina Menezes - Executive Vice President at Khanna Hotels Pvt Ltd, Mumbai & WGSHA, Mr. Manish Sodhi - Chief Executive Officer at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, Ms. Swatee Chaturvedi - Director of Human Resources, Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Mumbai, Ms. Gunjan Bisarya - Executive Housekeeper at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, and Mr. Varun Mohan - General Manager, Hyatt Centric MG Road, Bengaluru, delivered  professional view points on career opportunities in  core operational areas of a hotel and inspired prospective hoteliers to choose the right career path with utmost diligence and enquiry.

This initiative is unique as  the industry experts who partook the sessions are the very own alumni of the institute. The program was concluded on 15th May with cheerful and positive closing remarks from Mr. Sanjay Bose Executive Vice President - HR, ITC Hotels, New Delhi.