Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hospitality Management grad lands dream job

David Denofreo photo

By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor


Anna Rowinska is sitting on top of the world. Or at least, a good thousand metres above sea level.

For the past five years, Anna’s been the Marketing and Events Coordinator at Mt Seymour. It’s a dream job for the avid snowboarder, who graduated from the Douglas College Hospitality Management program in 2005.

“I love it,” she says. “I’ve been growing every single year, every single season with this job. I’m able to explore more options, do more marketing, do more events. And the company has really allowed me to do my own thing.”

After graduating from Douglas she studied event marketing at BCIT and is now in her final semester at Capilano University, where she’s getting a degree in tourism management.

If Anna’s got one piece of advice for people considering a career in hospitality management, it’s this: work while you study.

“Working and going to school at the same time is a bonus. They have a positive effect on each other. What I learn in school I can implement in my work, and what I do at work helps me with school projects. You get that learning curve and you get that industry experience. That’s invaluable.”

Want a cool career like Anna's? Learn more about the Douglas College Hospitality Management program on our website or come to an info session Feb. 19 or 21.