While helping in catering I assisted another coworker in setting up signs around the hotel directing guests to their destination. I loved that everyone stayed late in order to help with the event. It is very nice to know that you are working in a team and everyone's efforts are appreciated. I know in college they always told us that working in groups helped develop one's sense of "team work" and getting a project done together was everyone's job even if you had to help someone else with their part in the project. This is a good example of how it relates to the real world. Even though helping catering with an event might not be your "part of the project" but running a flawless hotel needs everyone's 110% participation.
I was also able to attend my first meeting. The General Manager goes over a few things with members of each department every-morning. They go over things like events that are happening in the hotel, some problems the day before and how they were handled, they recognize employees for their hard work by giving out prizes and my favorite part: reading customer letters to the hotel. This really gets us excited to start work seeing how we make a difference in peoples lives by creating such a wonderful hotel. By talking about what is going on during the day we can all be on the same page. This goes right along with my "team work" entry. If everyone is on the same page, we can all help each other however possible and continue to make the hotel such a wonderful place for its guests and employees.