Monday, April 11, 2011

ROP Students Learn 'How To Be A Star'

Hospitality students
Hospitality students
More than 300 ROP Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism students from Morse, Mira Mesa, Madison, Scripps Ranch, and San Diego high schools participated in the annual San Diego State University Hospitality and Tourism Conference.

The program featured behind the scenes tours of various local hotels and restaurants including the San Diego Convention Center, Hotel del Coronado, the Fish Market Restaurant, Omni Hotel, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Hard Rock Hotel, and the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.

Students saw firsthand what it was like to work in the industry and network with professionals from all levels. After the tours, the students returned to the USS Midway to enjoy a fashion show of “Interviewing:  What to Wear and Not Wear “ put on by the Marketing, Meetings and Special Events ROP class at Mira Mesa High School.

To further expose the students to employment opportunities and/or helpful tips, during lunch, the students were seated with Human Resources representatives from local hotels and restaurants.

The event was planned and coordinated by SDSU Hospitality and Tourism students who took the lead in mentoring the high school students throughout the day. The year’s theme was “How to Be a Star.”

For more information, please contact Angela Croce, CCTE Program Specialist, at (858) 503-1750 or

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