Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
After the basics
Hotel casinos have their own style, charm, and do not follow the same type of management as normal hotels. First of all, they are not ranked the same. They do no fall into scales of services such as upper upscale or midscale. I asked Mrs. McCarthy which category would hotel casinos fall under, and she explained to me that they do not officially fall into a category. However, if you were grouping them that way, they would be mostly upscale to luxury. They have to at least be midscale though since they proved food an beverage.
If I were to decide to work in the hospitality industry, I would choose to work in a hotel casino. Everything is so opulent and vibrant. There is always excitement in the air and everyone is there for the same reason, to have fun. Although, I must brush up on my poker hands and every other card game. Actually, I should really learn all the card games and work on my poker face.
In the evening, I went to office hours and worked diligently on the group final report. I am in charge of the rooms contribution statements. Once again, the microsoft software has challenged me again. To do the room contribution statements, or the calculation of revenues each room is contributing, there is already a sheet on Excel in which Mr. McCarthy set up. All we have to do is fill in our numbers on the expense sheet, which is also on Excel. The rooms contribution sheet refers to the expense sheet, so it basically does a lot of the work for me. However, I notice some errors. As I was comparing the data being calculated to the actual data on the CHESS game file, they did not match. For the entire two hours of office hours, I sat there playing with the Excel sheet trying to figure out what was wrong. I asked a TA for assistance and she was able to explain to me that they may not always match up. From there, I proceeded to just complete the sheet. I realized that most of it I will have to do calculations manually.
Tomorrow will be an all day work day for us. We will be working for 9:00AM to 9:30PM, with food breaks of course. It will certainly be a long day.