Networking in the Hospitality Industry

In the hospitality industry and nearly every other field, networking is an extremely important tool in advancing one’s career. One of the most effective ways to network is to attend conferences and conventions that pertain to your field where you can see new innovations, learn about best practices, and most importantly, speak with professionals in the industry that can be potential contacts that can be useful in the future.

When looking for conferences to attend, one useful method for finding these events is to look to leading associations and organizations in the field who usually host or at least have a large presence at these events. For example, in the hospitality industry, the National Restuarant Association (NRA) and the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) are two large associations in this field.

The HFTP hosts many conferences throughout the year and also co-hosts many other events. These conferences are great for anyone wishing to break into the hotel and tourism industry and especially learn about new technologies that help those in that industry.

The NRA hosts a variety of events including summits and other conferences that are more focused on the restaurant industry. These events and this association, in general, is a great networking tool for those wishing to enter the field of restaurant management.

When it comes to networking in any industry, start by finding associations that have a large presence and seek out the conferences and events they host or co-host. The networking gained at these events can go a long way in advancing your career.

-Thomas Skowronski


United States Oil Production Infographic

Giberson Map Final

This infographic was created to enhance the significance and importance of United States Oil Production. United States Oil production is minimal in accordance with the world total as shown while the specific state totals are also shown.

-Troy Giberson

Tech Comm Infographic

Ovio Charges your IPhone

The Chinese company Ovio has noticed a problem that many of us young people have, we are attached to our phones so much that they die when they are needed most. Ovio has come up with a solution for this problem, a portable charger that fits in your pocket and runs off of four double a batteries. With this simple piece of equipment apple iPhone users can charge their phone wherever they are.

There are two plastic piece with electrical receptors and an outlet for you to plug your iPhone in to. Ovio will charge your iPhone to 100% in little to know time. You can help Ovio become a mass produced product by donating to them on their kickstarter.

-Sean Terry

Kia GT five-door approved, will tackle A7, Panamera

The Kia GT is a sporty four-door concept car that was first introduced in the Frankfurt auto show back in 2011. But it has been given the green light to go into production, estimated around 2016. This model is to run against expensive competitors such as the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera, but for thousands less which would interest the current buyer much more. This model is predicted to have a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 making 389 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, accompanied by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Some of the flasher parts of the car such as the suicide doors will not be put into production, due to the average transition from concept to showroom. Other models of the GT have been speculated to be in future production, but the auto maker must see how the GT itself does in the market.

Chandler Daub