Weekly Homework

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Answers to the questions below should be thorough and express what has been learned by reading the chapter’s material. Consider the text as well as your own academic and professional experiences.

Week 2:  Tuesday, February 6, Textbook Chapter Chapter 1, pgs 3-23

  • Chapter Review Question #1
  • Write about what learned about the history of hospitality and explain why it was significant to you?
  • Would you or would you not want to visit the place written about in the current NY Times “36 Hours in…” article? Explain why you will or will not go.
  • Join the OpenLab and complete the eProfile assignment

Week 3: TuesdayFebruary 19, Textbook Chapter Chapter 1, pgs 23-46

  • Using examples from Disney’s Approach to Guest Service, describe a time when you experienced “Disney Like” service.
  • Think about the information presented in the chapter and then conduct a self assessment of yourself. What will you do during your college years to develop the traits needed to work in the hospitality industry?
  • Would you or would you not want to visit the place written about in the “36 Hours in…” article? Explain why you will or will not go.
  • On a separate piece of paper
    • Identify three organizations you would like to work for. Make a list of the three companies. What are three attributes of the company that make you anticipate the company as an organization you would like to work for. What supporting information can you provide to support your choices?

 Week 4: Tuesday, February 26, Textbook Chapter #2

  • Chapter review question #2
  • List four terms from the chapter that were new to you and explain how they are used in the industry.
  • Would you or would you not want to visit the place written about in the “36 Hours in…” article? Explain why you will or will not go.
  • Industry Research Assignment

Week 5:  Tuesday, March 5, Textbook Chapter #3, Site Visit to NoMo

  • Chapter review question #1
  • Chapter review question #2
  • Familiarize yourself with the NoMo SoHo Hotel and the details of the site visit
  • Consider the information that was presented in the chapter reading. Write two questions you wish to ask a hotel manager.
  • Would you or would you not want to visit the place written about in the “36 Hours in…” article? Explain why you will or will not go.
  • Resubmit the Industry Research Assignment.

Week 6:  Tuesday, March 12, Textbook Chapter #8

Identify 12 words or terms that were new to you, define each word in detail.

Identify a job in the field of food service as it is explained in the textbook. Referencing the information in the chapter, in what way do you believe you would find success in this position?

Bring your weekly checklist from the “tracking your success” section of the Companion for the First-year at City Tech to class (it was distributed in class and can be found in the files section of this site the activity is on page 25.

Did you post your NoHo SoHo Site Visit Reflection? If you have not yet posted, see the criteria listed here.

Week 7: Tuesday, March 19, Textbook Chapter 9

List the common types/categories of tourism.

What economic impacts does tourism make?

List and explain the goal of three organizations in the tourism industry.

Read the current 36 hours article

Did you post your NoHo SoHo Site Visit Reflection? If you have not yet posted, see the criteria listed here.
Read, think and write about any two of the following questions. Create a post on the OpenLab under the category “Hotel Site Visit”:
  • What was the most significant information you learned while at The 1 Hotel?
  • What action will you take to network with the people you met?
  • What did you like/dislike about the site visit to The 1 Hotel?
  • What one aspect of the site visit made you want to or not want to work in the lodging industry?
  • Did you feel prepared for what you experienced during the site visit?
  • In what way do you believe you need to prepare for a career in the luxury hotel market?
  • How did you feel about going to NoMo SoHo?  

Week 8:  Tuesday, March 26 Chapter 9

Learn more about Tourism in Brooklyn by reading The Brooklyn Tour Guides Who Know All the Secrets

Answer the following questions:

  1. What did you learn by reading the website?
  2. Consider your area of tourism (see water front learning page)
  3. Identify an activity a person(s) traveling to satisfy your area of tourism would like to participate in while touring the Brooklyn Waterfront
    • Note: Our site visit is to the Brooklyn Bridge Park but the activity you choose can be any place on the Brooklyn waterfront
  4. Prepare a three minute presentation explaining (write it down, you will submit it for your homework):
    • The activity you have identified
    • Why it is unique
    • How it relates to your area of tourism

Read the current 36 hours article

Post the Concierge selection site.

Week 9: Tuesday, April 2, Chapter 10 

  • Identify 12 words or terms from the text book chapter 10 that were new to you, define each word in detail.
  • You have been promoted to the Assistant Director of Adventure Tours. Identify two national parks with distinctly different characteristics (one should be in New York State). Write a memo to the Director explaining why these two parks should be added to your list of tour options.

Read the current 36 hours article

Did you post your Brooklyn Bridge Park Reflection? If you have not yet posted, see the criteria listed here. 

Bring the rough draft of your concierge assignment to class for review.

Week 10, April 9, Group Presentations

No chapter reading, continue to read the NY Times 36 Hours… column and prepare for a discussion.

Week 11:  Tuesday, April  16, Chapter 6 and 7

In each chapter identify 12 words or terms that were new to you, define each word in detail.

Identify a job in the field of food service or restaurant management as it is explained in the textbook. Referencing the information in the chapter, in what way do you believe you would find success in this position?

Read the current 36 hours article

Week 12, April 30, Group Presentations

No chapter reading, continue to read the NY Times 36 Hours… column and prepare for a discussion.

Week 13, Tuesday, May 6

For chapter 12 and chapter 13, identify 12 words or terms in each chapter that were new to you, define each word in detail.

Identify a job in the field of Meeting and Conventions Management as it is explained in the textbook. Referencing the information in the chapter, in what way do you believe you would find success in this position?

Week 14, Tuesday, May 14

  • First, think of a leader you admire and know personally, make a list of their qualities.
  • Next, read the article Seven Transformations of Leadership. What type of a leader is the person you admire?
  • What have you learned about your own leadership qualities based on those of the person you admire? Explain, your answer using terms you have learned this semester.
  • Visit Hcareers.com, bring in a job description for a job you would like to attain in the next six months. Also, bring in a job description for a job you would like to attain in the next 12 years. Identify the skills you will need to develop over time to secure this position.
  • Review the prompt and upload an “Our Stories” post to the OpenLab

Week 15, Tuesday, May 21

Prepare for Accounting Taboo by reviewing the definitions of the terms provided.

 

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