The International Hotel School’s has some exciting news! They have officially appointed their first Brand Ambassador, situated at the Cape Town Campus.
19-year-old Sara Greenwood from Durbanville is an ambitious student who is currently studying Hospitality Management at The International Hotel School’s Cape Town Campus. Apart from her normal studying timetable and subjects, she has also chosen to complete two extra subjects, namely Food Safety and Purchasing Management, via correspondence, which means she graduates with an additional Food and Beverage Management Diploma!
Greenwood will be taking on the role, responsibility and function as the face and spokesperson of the organization at celebratory events, trade displays, exhibitions, and other promotional events. “My other responsibilities include promoting the image of the IHS brand to the public and internally to potential and current students,” she says.
Sara shows tremendous enthusiasm, knowledge of the campus and passion for hospitality which make for excellent characteristics of a brand ambassador. For her, her passion for the Hospitality Industry began from very young. “My mom had a restaurant, so one could say I “grew up” in the industry. As a family, we used to travel a lot, so I enjoyed some amazing experiences. I love interacting with people, whether it is colleagues or guests. This I can credit to my mom’s restaurant, where I used to help with front of house,” she adds.
Greenwood completed Matric at Curro Private School in Cape Town and was very involved in all aspects of her school life and is still actively involved in dancing and music.
“I have received many awards and achievements for music and dance. For dance, I have completed my Intermediate Foundation RAD Ballet Exams, reached my Preliminary AIDT Modern Dance exams. I have also done many Eisteddfods, where I won 3 gold medals and in 2011, was actively involved in the Northern Dance Project. For music, I have reached my UNISA Grade 6 exam for Piano and took part in the South African Championships of the Performing Arts– winning 2 bronze and 1 silver medals – for playing the keyboard. I have also been the Category winner for the Tygerberg Eisteddfod every year since 2006,” she adds.
Her advice for those considering entering into the industry is to ensure you have a passion for it and be prepared to work hard to succeed.
“Working in hospitality you meet so many different people and make so many contacts. It is important to build these relationships when you work, because you never know when you will need them in the future,” she says.
In the next few years, Sara sees herself graduating for IHS and furthering her studies at the Swiss Hotel Management School in Manteaux, Switzerland, and then eventually working in a managerial position within the industry.
To find out more about becoming a brand ambassador visit the International Hotel School’s Facebook page, visit www.hotelschool.co.za or call your nearest campus on 0861 44 33 00.