IU Kokomo: Hospitality and Tourism Video Transcript
The words, “Indiana University, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Kokomo” fill the screen.
As the narration begins, the speaker is shown laying in bed and going about his morning routine of waking up, shutting off his alarm, eating cereal, brushing his teeth, and leaving home for class.
“Every day is different with a few similarities. The alarm goes off, I get out of bed, I eat and brush my teeth, and then I head to class.”
As the alarm on Randal’s phone goes off, the words, “A day in the life of an intern, Randal Latta – Senior” appear on the screen.
A busy hallway and classroom are shown. Randal sits in the front row of a classroom. Professor Heather Kennedy-Eden is shown working in her office. Randal is shown in the hallway, walking into her office. Professor Kennedy-Eden and Randal are shown chatting.
“Throughout the semester, I meet with my faculty advisor, Professor Kennedy. Based on her own experiences in the field, she has shared with me a variety of skills that are relevant to my internship. It’s cool to be able to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to my work as an intern.”
The camera shifts to Randal’s car as it drives down a Kokomo street and shows Randal walking
“Around noon, I head to my internship at the Kokomo Visitors Bureau and meet with my manager, Sherry, to see what we’re doing for the day. The Bureau promotes what Kokomo has to offer the city’s visitors. Just recently we celebrated Indiana’s Bicentennial. That was a big day.”
A white flag for Indiana’s bicentennial is shown fluttering in the breeze and various advertisements and displays are shown for the Bicentennial. Randal is shown setting things up for the celebration.
“We had several prominent citizens representing Howard County, carrying the torch through a route I had previously marked with signs. Earlier in the day, we set up tables and chairs downtown to get ready for the celebration that would take place that evening. I even had to move some trashcans but it’s part of the job.”
Randal passes out flags to students and staff on campus. He walks alongside Kingston Cougar as they rally the crowd. The Chancellor, holding the torch, poses with Kingston and carries the torch down the road.
“Along the route, the torch actually came through campus. I helped with little things like handing out flags to students and staff. I also helped rally the crowd just before the IU Kokomo Chancellor carried the torch. It was a very memorable experience.”
Randal interacts with Sherry in downtown Kokomo, preparing for the celebration.
“Interning with the Visitors Bureau has been awesome. It’s really cool to see the behind-the-scenes stuff and understand how it all comes together.”
Randal shakes hands with Professor Mark Meng in the hallway at IU Kokomo. Randal is shown working at his internship at the Visitors Bureau.
“I’m majoring in hospitality and tourism because I’m sociable and I don’t want to sit behind a desk all day. The internship is helping me develop varying skills, things like managing events, promotion and marketing, and being able to address people’s needs. Overall, my understanding of hospitality and tourism has really blossomed thanks to my time with the Visitors Bureau.
The words, “Indiana University Kokomo, Fulfilling the Promise” fill the screen.
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