Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Rupinder Kaur - Executive Committee HIGG Fairmont Shadow 1

The First Annual Groundhog Day Job Shadowing Event was Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Galileo Juniors in AoHT spent the day shadowing managers at the following locations:

Ft. Mason Center
Dominic Phillips Event Marketing
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Fairmont Hotel
Extranomical Tours
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel
Hotel Nikko
San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau
Hyatt Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf
Chancellor Hotel at Union Square
Sheraton Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf
United Airlines at SFO
Handlery Hotel Union Square
Hilton Hotel @ Union Square
Mark Hopkins Hotel

We’re all very excited about this amazing opportunity to learn about the Hospitality Industry first-hand and hands-on!


Chancellor Shadow 2 Grand Hyatt Shadow 1

Example of Job Shadow Schedule at the Mark Hopkins Hotel

9:00 a.m. – Arrive at the Hotel Front Office to meet with F&B Outlet

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Shadow in our Restaurant.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Meet and shadow Assistant Banquet Manager:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Meet and enjoy lunch with the Hotel Manager at the Top of the Mark.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 – Meet and shadow Front Office Manager:

Fairmont Shadow 2 Fairmont Shadow 3

Below is a reflection about the day from one of the participating businesses

“Our Groundhog Job Shadow Day was a great success today! As our student put it, “Your property staff and managers warmed my heart so much! I really want to work here! Please give me a job! I can work after school 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.” She spent an hour each in the various areas to include Human Resources, Housekeeping, Sales/Catering, Front Desk/Bell, and some time with our GM. She especially loved our guest rooms and the Housekeeping staff.

We were happy to participate in this program and look forward to continuing a great relationship with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)!”