Hospitality Lodging Management

Tiffany Vickaryous

Hospitality Careers Graduate

"Due to the direct relationship and follow-up with the faculty, I have returned year after year to continue my education as the program grows."

I have been an off-and-on-again student at DCTC since 2003. I have always wanted to be a part of the hospitality industry. Since my education with DCTC, my career has taken off in ways I never would have imagined. Not only did I get a great education from leaders in the industry, I also received a network of support. Rosealee not only teaches her students, she builds personal relationships with her students as well. It was a pleasure to receive e-mail updates and changes in the programs offered at DCTC in my field of profession. Due to the direct relationship and follow-up with the faculty, I have returned year after year to continue my education as the program grows.

You can read Tiffany's story, "Organized Chaos," in Real Magazine.

 

Cara Tuenge

Hospitality Careers Graduate

"The best part of the DCTC program is Rosealee (Lee). She is like a fairy godmother giving her students all the tools they need to succeed and then sending them out to fulfill their dreams."

The three things that set the DCTC program apart from others in the area are: 1) Networking, 2) Hands-on experience and 3) Support. The program instructors are extremely plugged in to the local event scene and are constantly working to provide students with networking opportunities. Program instructors also use their vast network of contacts to provide students with priceless hands-on experience throughout the year at events going on all around the Twin Cities. The support doesn’t stop when you graduate either—whether its resume help, continuing education or alumni contacts—you always know that you have a place to go home to with DCTC.

The best part of the DCTC program is Rosealee (Lee). She is like a fairy godmother giving her students all the tools they need to succeed and then sending them out to fulfill their dreams. Her passion for the industry and for teaching others is inspiring and contagious. If you’re not inspired when you get there, you will be when you leave!

 

Denise Bauer

Hospitality Careers Graduate

"I graduated with the degree I wanted as well as many new friends and experiences that took me to a new future."

I came to DCTC in a somewhat indirect way. I had been researching schools for over a year, trying to find a degree program in event management. However, my search had been unsuccessful, so I resigned myself to getting a hospitality degree at a local business school. Classes were about to begin when I felt compelled to try one more time to find an actual event management program. I drove to a local community college where the receptionist told me about the Meeting & Event Management degree program at DCTC. I went home and immediately called Rosealee Lee to discuss the program with her.

Rosealee’s enthusiasm and confidence in this program convinced me in one phone call I had found a home for the next two years and beyond. The program offers so many opportunities to be involved in this exciting industry that help build self-confidence and experience while building industry-wide relationships. I graduated with the degree I wanted as well as many new friends and experiences that took me in to a new future. If this is the industry you want to be in, then let DCTC and Rosealee help you get there!