Spa & Resort Management

Julie Retzer

Hospitality Careers Graduate

"My instructor and advisor, Rosealee Lee, and the rest of my teachers in the Meeting and Event Management program at Dakota County Technical College have helped me reach a goal that I never thought possible!"

My instructor and advisor, Rosealee Lee, and the rest of my teachers in the Meeting and Event Management program at Dakota County Technical College have helped me reach a goal that I never thought possible! Sometimes life throws a bend in your road. In the fall of 2010, I needed to re-enter the job market after being out of it for six years.

A career counselor quizzed me about what type of job would be desirable. She knew of Dakota County Technical College’s degree in Meeting and Event Management and encouraged me to call the instructor. I’ll never forget my first phone call with Rosealee! Fall semester was starting in one week and I needed quick and precise information from her about the program and registration. She was very empathetic to my situation and warm and sincere as she walked me through the process. She indeed gave me the strength and courage to begin my A.A.S. degree.

I met new people while learning and getting hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. I enjoyed every step along the way and graduated spring of 2012. Rosealee and the staff at Dakota County Technical College can be helpful to anyone of you out there who is looking for a life change.

 

Nicole Wirth

Hospitality Careers Graduate

"During my student career, I learned valuable information while having the chance to use my developing skills in many hands-on environments. I also had opportunities to travel across the U.S., working with various top names in the industry."

I chose DCTC for their Meeting and Event Management program because it is the only one of its kind in the Twin Cities area. The instructors of the program bring knowledge and real-life experience to the table. They combine years of expertise and industry connections to make the student experience truly one of a kind.

The program works closely with local businesses and industry associations such as Meeting Planners International (MPI) and International Special Events Society (ISES), which greatly benefit the student with networking, job postings, and ongoing industry training.

During my student career, I learned valuable information while having the chance to use my developing skills in many hands-on environments. I also had opportunities to travel across the U.S., working with various top names in the industry. I owe thanks to the training and networking opportunities developed right here at DCTC for my success.

 

Gloria J. Robinson

Hospitality Careers Student

"DCTC’s Meeting and Events Management program offers an amazing learning experience."

I enjoyed planning events—then I met Rosealee Lee and enrolled in the Meeting and Events Management program at DCTC and now I design experiences with “wow!” My position as event coordinator is no longer just a job that I do; it is a career that I love. DCTC’s Meeting and Events Management program offers an amazing learning experience.

I have completed the certificate program and am fully engaged in the two-year degree program and can’t wait for the next phase. I am dedicated to successfully completing this program and I feel Rosealee (Lee) and this program are dedicated to me and my success. My plans for the future—events specialist extraordinaire—WOW! Thank you, Rosealee and DCTC, you ROCK!