Class Library Career Insights: Allan Kurtz of Gotham Hall

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  • Title:Career Insights: Allan Kurtz of Gotham Hall
  • Category:Careers
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Career Insights
  • Length:13:37
  • Posted:3/5/2015
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Overview

Allan Kurtz talks about the wide range of events held at Gotham Hall from 150 person weddings to 1,000 person corporate cocktail parties. He discusses his start in the industry through working at restaurants and hotels before being hired at Tavern on the Green out of college. Kurtz discusses the necessity of passion in new hires and common mistakes novice planners will make, including making assumptions and inefficient communication.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Hard work covers a lot of your faults. Stay later, work harder.
    2. New hires need to have a lust for the business, passion.
    3. Work in the hospitality industry (waiter, hostess, etc.) or volunteering for a non-profit event looks great on a resume.
    4. If you are in school looking to get into the industry, be sure to be in the industry during school whether that be at a restaurant or volunteering for a special event.

Table of Contents

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Career Insights: Full Class Video 13:37
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What do you do and how did you get started? 3:59
What do you look for in new hires? 5:06
What separates novice planners from experienced? 4:51
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