The Platinum Card® from American Express is an elite charge card for high-spending frequent travelers with credit scores of 700+. It comes with a very large annual fee of $550, but may be worth the cost if you can take advantage of the card’s initial bonus (60,000 points), up to $400 in statement credits ($200 in Uber and $200 in airline-fee credits that cardholders get each … [Read more...] about Should you get The Platinum Card® from American Express?
Alexis Deane-Downing started at Missouri State as a dentistry student. After taking anatomy, she decided that wasn’t the right fit for her. Next, she tried communications. That wasn’t right either. Her adviser asked her what she liked to do. Deane-Downing said she liked to stay in hotels. The rest is history. Deane-Downing met with Dr. Melissa Dallas, now faculty emeritus of … [Read more...] about Finding the right fit: Hospitality leadership
Kasey Eberth was 15 when he started working in hospitality. He hasn’t stopped since. Eberth started as a line cook. He wanted to find what was his best fit in the restaurant industry. Fall in love with Missouri State After a tour of Missouri State University, Eberth knew this was the place for him. “I automatically fell in love with the campus and just knew this was my home,” … [Read more...] about Managing your hospitality leadership career
Diana Vargas has always been interested in hospitality and travel. Missouri State University’s hospitality leadership program gave Vargas the best of both worlds with a hospitality leadership degree. “I was looking for the best program, and I found MSU,” Vargas said. Finding the right path Vargas grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. She started going to a community college in … [Read more...] about Falling in love with hospitality leadership, Springfield
The hospitality industry is fast-paced and ever changing. How do hospitality leadership faculty stay current on the latest trends? They complete externships. Hotel Nikko faculty externship Most recently, two faculty spent a week at Hotel Nikko (starting July 15) to observe all operation systems. Their goal was to connect with industry and incorporate the information in their … [Read more...] about Hospitality leadership faculty complete externship