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Jessica Carrera

Hospitality Student

Humber College

Jessica Carrera
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First hospitality job:

My first paid hospitality job was as a cashier at McDonalds, but I did my co-op in high

school at Mr. Greek as a prep cook.

Age you started working in hospitality:

I was 15 years old when I began working in the hospitality industry for my co-op


Your inspiration to begin working in hospitality:

My inspiration was honestly a bad moment I had at a restaurant as a kid. I wanted to

be able to have people not feel the way I felt that day and make the guest leave with a


My hospitality mentor:

I have had many mentors in my life, which I am very grateful for, but I currently feel like

my mentor/inspiration is Kristy Adams. She inspires me to work hard, learn from my

mistakes, and how to be positive and be the best I can be.

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

I love meeting and talking to new people. Everyone has their own story and when you

get an opportunity to learn a persons history, it can possibly change your perspective

on life.

What has inspired you to continue your career path in hospitality?

My long-term goal of becoming an instructor has inspired me to continue my career

path. I want to be able to learn everything I can, while gaining experiences and leaving

marks on peoples’ hearts. I want to be able to teach my knowledge to others.

Advice for students interested in a career in hospitality:

This field is a huge family, if you get an opportunity to learn from anyone, take it and if

you want to grow your knowledge, ask questions.

My Hospitality Story

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