Mercyhurst College is in Erie, PA and the hospitality management has been around for decades. Peter Zohos teaches there.
Name: Peter Zohos
Years in the Industry: Since 1997
Years as an Educator: in 9th year
Name of Institution: Mercyhurst College
Program/Educational Focus: Hospitality Management Program.
How Long the Program has been around: 40 years
Number of Students in Program: 130
Favorite subject you teach and why: Senior Capstone.The personality of the class is dynamic term to term. I get to see the final "version" of what our graduate is. I am pleased. The class has become a "right of passage" among our students. These are actual companies we are working with. The experience is priceless.
What issues do you see challenging students now and in the coming years? Professionalism.
How can they best prepare? Today's student has an informal feel. Learning how to act in appropriate situations will be paramount. Basically, basic human interaction skills.