The Recreation and Tourism Graduate Program prepared Kelsie Bertram for a career in hospitality. Exposing her to the many directions and career options her degree could take her was eye-opening. Bringing in various speakers from the field offered new perspectives Bertram may not have considered before.
Bertram was encouraged to attend a conference that put her in contact with the Recreation Director of her current career. From there she was hired, and have since worked in three different departments. She has been able to advance her career by learning how each department works together to make sure the guest experience is the best it can be.
Kelsie Bertram works in the Meetings and Special Events Department at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay.
She enjoys the international flavor of working in the resort as she meets so many people from around the globe. Being in hospitality also offers the opportunity to travel, whether it be for business (perhaps a property transfer) or pleasure (great hotel discounts).