INLEAD conducted an Industry Expert Session for July and October 2012 IHM batches on 6th November 2012. The session was conducted by Mr. Sanjay Pandita, Banquet Manager at Crowne Plaza. Mr. Pandita has over a decade of experience in hospitality industry and has an in depth knowledge of managing Front Office and F&B departments in a Hotel. He has completed his graduation from Srinivas College of Hotel management. He started his career with The Oberoi’s and then moved on to work in some of the renowned organizations like The Westin, Leela Kempinski and Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suites in Dubai.
The topic of the session was Industry Orientation and Corporate Expectation and it helped students from both the batches in understanding the current industry trends and the different employability options that are being available in the relatively lucrative Hotel Industry. Mr. Pandita made it a very interactive session by including various activities in between the session that helped students to get to know some of the interesting facts about the hotel Industry.
Throughout the session Mr. Sanjay Pandita shared his key learning’s and as well as his life experiences with the students. His interaction with the students regarding international exposure, lifestyle and work environment helped in spreading the knowledge which in turn enabled them to get an insight about the International Hotel Industry. Mr. Pandita also touched upon different career prospects that are available both for the fresher’s and the professionals having some work experience. He also shared various interview preparation tips that will ultimately help the students who are currently undergoing various interview rounds with some International Organizations. On the whole the entire session was interactive and informative and helped students to understand the functioning of hotel industry from region to region all around the world.