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John
Cunningham

Professor

Georgian College

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First hospitality job:

Working as front desk clerk and bartender at a small Ontario inn

Age you started working in hospitality:

20

Your inspiration to begin working in hospitality:

Loved to travel and meeting new people.

My hospitality mentor:

Reynolds Ferrante. Has been a friend and mentor for many years. Met 30 years ago and helped me to set a path to where I am today.

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

The excitement and energy of students who wish to learn about this amazing industry.

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

Enjoy the people aspects and positive experiences.

Advice for students interested in a career in hospitality:

Roll up your sleeves, provide memorable service encounters, recognize the many benefits and perks this industry has to offer and work hard to achieve them.

My Hospitality Story

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