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Yiyi Shi
Major: Hospitality Management

Company/Organization: InterContinental Hangzhou
Company/Organization website: https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/hangzhou/hghha/hoteldetail
Title: Executive Secretary
Destination: Food and Beverage Department
Timeframe: Fall 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: celbert@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
In a word, my work can be divided into internal communication and external communication. Internal communication: Timely access to the food and beverage department related tracking records. (including food and beverage promotion, mail records, Lobster.ink, department daily report, etc.) Answer all calls to the food and beverage director, including the transfer and message. Prepare related documents and document the catering department cooperate with various departments to follow up the work (including sign, document form, agreement, etc.) External Communication: Arrange rooms and restaurants for key customers and staff, accompanied by the director for the meeting. According to the needs, in the staff, guests and other activities to meet the service duties. Summarize customer service satisfaction questionnaire (heartbeat), and inform the director in time. Do service recovery with cooperation with other departments.

I accomplished...
I assisted ADOFB with the lighting ceremony which is successful. And I gain the awards of HeartBeat.

I learned...
plan in advance to prevent accidents. During cooperating with other departments , you need to do you part quick and leave others plenty of time to finish before the deadline.

Advice for others...
Food and Beverage is a huge department with high profits. You can learn a lot while it is not a easy work as imagined. If you are interested in this area, go for it.

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