Author Archives: Prof. Karen Goodlad

Thursday Class, Accounting Assessment

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Log into your Blackboard account through the CUNY Portal.

Look for class HMGT1101 D404, it might be able to be reached through the following link  .

In the announcement section you will a “test”. This “test” will count as class participation and attendance on that day, it is to be completed before 5:00 on Thursday, December 15. Let me know if you have any difficulty locating or completing the exam. Good luck on all your finals.

HSMAI, A Great Way to Network and Learn

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Hello Students,

The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter proudly presents to you our 11th Annual Intercollegiate Conference!

On Nov 19, this conference includes panel discussion, professional “Speed-Dating” and other fun activities for YOU to network with industry professionals and fellow hospitality students from NYUCornell, Boston University and more! 

Please see attached flyer for more information and registration! Please let us know you if have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

HSMAI member: $5; non-member $10 – breakfast and lunch included. Chick the link here: hsmai-fall-icc-2016-1

Kind Regards,
HSMAI City Tech E-Board

Job Opportunity to be a Blogger

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Apply to become an OpenLab Student Blogger or Photoblogger!
The OpenLab seeks enthusiastic student bloggers to join The Buzz and create conversation, community, and
engagement on the OpenLab and strengthen the intellectual and social life of the college. The Buzz is an Openlab
student project dedicated to all things City Tech, where students blog about themselves and/or topics of their choice.
Why join the OpenLab student blogging team?
● Share your experiences and ideas with the City Tech community
● Collaborate with a bright and creative team of students and receive mentorship from the OpenLab Team
● Publish your work on the OpenLab and develop a public portfolio of professional writing
● Gain real-world blogging experience
● Learn best practices for managing an online presence, social media writing professionally, and developing a
personal brand
● Build your resume and get paid $500/semester
Essential Duties
● Publish one blog post per week and comment on other bloggers’ posts
● Submit blog drafts for review and peer-review drafts of other bloggers’ posts
● Prepare for and present at the City Tech poster session on behalf of The Buzz
● Participate in an orientation and monthly meetings of student bloggers
● Participate in outreach, such as tabling and workshops
● Option to help develop The Buzz’s social media presence — and develop your social media skills!
● Option to present at academic conferences
Minimum qualifications
● For blogging as a writer: Have passed English 1101 before Fall 2016
● For photoblogging: Have experience taking photographs and optimizing images for the web with Photoshop or
comparable software
● For both: Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Application Instructions
● Send a resume to & with “Student Blogger” in the subject
● In your email, please write a paragraph telling us what you think you would bring to the Student Blogger team, and
another paragraph describing the topic that you would like to blog about.
● Include a writing sample with your application. A link to a blog post that you have previously written is preferred,
but a writing assignment you have done for class is fine if you have never blogged before. You do not need to
write a new blog post for your application.
● If you are applying to be a photoblogger, please include at least five images with your application.
● The application deadline is Monday, October 10th at 12 pm. Interviews will be conducted shortly after.

The Carlyle Site Visit Reflection (Thursday Class)

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I hope you found as much value in the Site Visit of the Carlyle as I did. Please share with you classmates what you learned by answering two of the following selection of questions.

How much did you know about the luxury hotel market before 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 The Carlyle?
What did you like/dislike about our site visit to The Carlyle?
What was the most significant information you learned while on the site visit?
Did you feel prepared for what you experienced during the site visit?
If you had a chance to meet the speakers again what would you tell them about yourself?
What one thing influenced your desire to work/or not to work in this industry?
What did you learn?

To answer the two questions of your choice, 1) create a blog post, 2) include the questions you are answering, 3) write a reflection that is about 50-75 words and 4) choose the category “The Carlyle, Site Visit”. The reflection is due before our next class session. It would be useful to also respond to your classmate’s posts.

Tourism in NYC, These are Good Times

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This article was recently published in the NY Times. What does it mean to you as an individual citizen and as a member of the hospitality industry?