Webinar held 'Alumni Inspirations' by Mr. Anoop Pandey for BHM and BA (Culinary Arts) Aspirants 2020

July 27, 2020

Webinar held 'Alumni Inspirations' by Mr. Anoop Pandey for BHM and BA (Culinary Arts) Aspirants 2020

WGSHA hosted Webinars on Alumni Inspirations, by Alumni of WGSHA for the newly admitted students of Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) and BA (Culinary Arts) on July 27-28, 2020. Mr Anoop Pandey, General Manager, The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, 17th course graduate from WGSHA was invited to speak to the students on July 27, 2020.

Principal, Chef K. Thirugnanasambantham congratulated the new entrants to the WGSHA way of life, for their good results in their 10+2 and also gave his best wishes to those who are still waiting for their results.

He complimented the students for choosing WGSHA and MAHE as their destination for their next level of learning and also thanked the parents and students for trusting the college, even under the current unpredictable circumstances arising due the coronavirus pandemic.

He mentioned that alumni are the greatest strength for a college and WGSHA was very proud to have a global network of alumni who are very grateful and passionate about their college and have always been very supportive in interacting with the current students.

The Alumni Speaker of the first day, Mr Anoop Pandey, explained why a professional course and college education are important for an employee in the hospitality industry, which make them learn beyond the academics, gaining experiences on life skills. He said college life defines one’s character and prepares them for the future challenges. He stressed on building professional network and partners from college and said that success in professional career will largely depend on how strong one’s network is.

He delved on the impact of COVID 19 pandemic and tried to take up the best case scenarios. He said that the focus of the industry will now be on hygiene and sanitation, looking intensely at domestic demand e.g. short road travel to the outskirts, MICE segments etc. and leveraging on loyalty. In effect, we should break the psychological barriers for guests to travel and remain agile and optimistic for the future.

Later, opportunities were given to a few selected students namely Sibin Charlien. D, Gagana S Raj, Shimaya S., Ananya Ghoshal, Vedant Kohli and Gladon Rodriguez to ask their questions directly to the Speaker.

The webinar concluded with a high note of appreciation from all the stakeholders.