Class of 2012
Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Favorite weekend activity: Snow sports, wakeboarding
Career Plans: Working in the hospitality industry, politics
"Being so involved with student activities, I really am learning a lot about marketing, and engaging my peer group and community."
If something is going on on the Johnson State College campus, chances are Warren Ramsey is involved. The hospitality and tourism management major has been the director of student activities, is currently an admissions tour guide, a JSC student ambassador (he goes to high schools to talk to students about the college), a member of the Creative Audience board, an assistant theater manager at Dibden Center for the Arts, and an actor in, a number of college theatrical productions. Additionally, he completed his Bonner Leader Program requirements, doing office work and teaching at the local arts organization River Arts, in Morrisville, VT, and he assists with marketing and publicity for SERVE, the campus service learning organization.
His ambitious schedule of extracurricular activities is matched by his ambitions for the future. "After getting my MBA through the articulation agreement JSC has with Clarkson University, I plan to work in the hospitality industry and then, eventually, politics."
For Warren, the many roles he plays on campus relate directly to his plans for the future. "Being so involved with student activities, I really am learning a lot about marketing, and engaging my peer group and community." For Warren this will help him greatly as he starts his career in the hospitality industry, as well as politics. "In both hospitality and in politics, it's all about relationships and helping people achieve their goals, as well as serving the people. It seems really connected to me."
His classroom studies and relationships with the Business and Economics Department faculty will help him achieve his goals, too. "The Business program really gives you a strong start. There's a 450-hour internship requirement, so you graduate with a lot of practical experience." Warren's work as student activities director counted as one of his internships, and he completed an internship in Boston in the summer of 2011, which he blogged about here. "Also, the faculty work one-on-one with you and will help you find the path that is best for you."