Wealth Guide: 5 Career Options After Hotel Management


The hospitality sectors, particularly hotel management and tourism, have been hardest hit by the pandemic. This struggling sector is poised to gain momentum once normalcy returns. This will open the floodgates of earning opportunities for hotel management students. It is a misconception among the wider masses that hotel management courses are only relevant for people wishing to work in a hotel, some sectors blue collar jobs or chefs at most. This course is a tailor-made catering for those who understand the niche of the Indian essence of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which means ‘guest is god’. Nakul Mathur, MD, Avanta India shares his knowledge on 5 career options one can choose after hotel management:-

“Let us briefly understand the scope, purpose and needs of this course. India hosts a wide range of services and hospitality is needed in all sectors of medicine, tourism, events, business and many more. Nurturing inner modesty, hotel management teaches the practical skills and confidence needed to grow in life. Additionally, this course allows students to work overseas which are major holiday or corporate destinations such as Europe, USA, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia being no just a few top names,” says Nakul Mathur.

“Without further ado, let’s dive into the avenues that open up to you when you hone your skills with a seasoned knowledge of hotel management.”

1 Entertainment and leisure industry: event planners

“A tide of hotel management graduates is arriving in hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and even theme parks. However, these circuits mainly recruit trained staff for kitchen staff and management positions. The majority of jobs in these places don’t require any formal training at all. The only risk here is being underpaid if you don’t work with top-notch names,” Mathur said.

“Events such as weddings, housewarmings, birthdays are not an old generation thing. They have been taken up a notch with engagement and relationship anniversaries, milestone celebrations, baby showers and more. “In addition to these social gatherings, you can also test the waters at the corporate level. All of this will require your honed planning, creativity, hospitality and management skills,” he said. added.

2 Defense sector

“The Naval and Land Wings of the Indian Defense Force might have an offer for you. No, you don’t have frontier combat skills, your hotel management knowledge is enough. Just feed the guardians of our borders by following their feeding grids. Oh, don’t forget that you will have to adhere to strict discipline and limited resources,” he advised.

3 Entrepreneurship

He further adds, “Why sneak out for a job when you can own your business. Cafes, especially themed ones, are the new fad among millennials. From Harry Potter to Cricket, your wildest imagination can pave the way to success. A gourmet restaurant is also perfect for family outings, and you can accommodate several. However, if you’re worried about capital indulgence in coffee and restaurants, you can train the next generation of hotel management buddies. Share your practical experiences to hone their skills and support future workers in the sector.

4 airline/cruise ship kitchens

“Airlines are taking in many hospitality graduates and cruise lines are following suit. These jobs are not just limited to kitchens, as you have to provide comprehensive services to customers. With the rising trend of luxury leisure, cruising and casinos are the new emerging themes. Of course, the salary is quite high if you work internationally. Traveling across the country or the world is a plus,” he suggested.

5 Coworking Office Manager

“With the emergence of the culture of remote work and shared spaces, the demand for hospitality experts and managers is expected to increase at a blistering pace. If you have the desired skills, the field is open to you because few professionals stick to the fold. It’s a new space that emerges and expands to the rhythm of time,” he concludes.

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