Follow Me and Follow Up

As career development is an important part of The Travel Academy’s curriculum, it’s only fitting that a blog post should focus on the importance of the all-important “follow up.” So great! You’ve submitted your application and resume. You’ve been selected to have a face-to-face interview. You’ve gone to your interview and knocked the hiring manager’s … Read more

GoJet ’em!

It was another exciting recruitment day here at The Travel Academy. Today we were visited by the good people from GoJet Airlines. Once again, both the recruiters and the students were happy to meet one another. After listening to an informative presentation about GoJet’s background and policies, students were called in for individual interviews with … Read more

Some Like it Hotline

Yesterday we learned a little about the over-abundance of job information online and the frustration in can cause job seekers. Luckily we also learned that there are helpful sites that sift through all of the garbage and give you nothing but excellent and promising employment leads. One of these sites belongs to The Travel Academy … Read more

Caribbean Day in a Blizzard!

Travel Academy student and staff held their very own Caribbean Day potluck party on Friday, February 21st- which also happened to be one of the snowiest days this winter (so far). However, that certainly didn’t stop the festivities. Many students brought dishes and food to share- some home-cooked and others store-bought, and all of them … Read more

Put Some Sparkle in Your Shine

Not to belabor the obvious, but there is a lot that goes into making a successful person. Not only do people need to be in control of their inner mental processes, but they also must know how to effectively present themselves to the outside world. Nowhere is this truth more evident than within the role … Read more

No More Weak Links

Travel Academy students were given a lesson about LinkedIn (a professional social networking platform) today during Miss Julie’s career development class. During the lesson, they heard about the importance of having a sharp, clean, and professional LinkedIn profile, and then some. Students saw the profile creation process- the very nitty-gritty of transferring pictures, editing functions, … Read more

Pan Am Prep!

Next week on February 26th, students from both the 120-hour and 300-hour courses will take a field trip to the Pan Am International Flight Academy in Eagan, MN. With state-of-the-art equipment and technology at their disposal, students from The Travel Academy will put their classroom knowledge to use in a remarkably accurate plane simulation. In … Read more

Are you LinkedIn?

Today was another fun day at the Embassy Suites and Northwest History Centre in Bloomington, but that’s not what I want to focus on for this blog. I was casually talking with one of our students about jobs and asked her, “Do you have a LinkedIn profile?” She responded with, “What’s LinkedIn?” I knew at … Read more

Cruise Ship School Success

Congratulations to Dalton P, Oklahoma, received a job offer for a restaurant steward position with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). Currently NCL is sailing the Hawaiian Islands. Dalton would be joining fellow Travel Academy graduates currently working on-board the ship. Dalton is a 2012 graduate of The Travel Academy and has previously been an Admissions Representative … Read more