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How To Get to Know Your Spartan Sponsors Mentor

In your first contact with your Spartan Sponsor Mentor, consider asking the following kinds of questions:

 

  • Tell me your story:
    • What was your first job?
    • How and why did you get started in the business?
    • How did you get where you are today?
  • What is your title? What do you do on a daily basis? What is your typical day like?
  • How do you create balance between a high-powered job and your personal life?
  • If you could reflect, what are two or three things about your job that make you excited to go to work each day?
  • What is one thing you would change about your job if you could?
  • What was the worst job you ever had and why?
  • What was your major in college? Which classes did you find particularly helpful? Do you have an advanced degree (and if so, what is it in?)?
  • Think of one important thing you learned in college that you feel was critical in your career.
  • In your opinion, how important is getting a college degree in pursuing a career in hospitality? Are graduate degrees valued in your segment of the industry? In what way?
  • What skills/attributes are necessary in order to be successful in the hospitality industry?
  • What are the advancement opportunities in your segment of the industry?
  • Is there anything you would do differently to better prepare your for your career?
  • If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?

 


Eli Broad College of Business

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