Meet the 2016 Lakeside Leadership Academy Hospitality and Guest Services interns, Danielle Duff and Elaine Haas:
Name Danielle Duff
School Bowling Green State University
Major/Minor International Business and Management/French
Hometown Alliance, OH
How did you hear about Lakeside? A job listing through the career center at Bowling Green State University is how I was first introduced to Lakeside.
What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am most looking forward to gaining professional experience, while simultaneously experiencing new adventures at Lakeside.
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to become more knowledgeable about the hospitality industry, in order to be proficient and successful in my future career.
Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? One goal I hope to achieve is to become skillful in every department I work in this summer.
What are some of your hobbies and what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Some of my hobbies include traveling, watching movies and trying new things. In my free time I mainly enjoy planning for future trips abroad.
What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? A major accomplishment I have achieved thus far is obtaining a degree from a French university.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to become a Hotel Operations Manager abroad.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself. My dream is to have traveled to every country, and to have lived on every continent before I die.
Name Elaine Haas
School Georgia Institute of Technology
Major/Minor Business Administration concentrating Finance
Hometown Trafford, PA
How did you hear about Lakeside? My Lakeside story is much like many others. My mother was a “Gate Girl,”my father worked as a waiter, and they met up here one summer. As fate would have it, they ended up getting married in the Hotel Lakeside lobby. I’ve been coming up here every summer for as long as I can remember, watching the fireworks shoot off the end of the dock every 4th of July. I had the opportunity to work at Ooh La La two summers ago and feel so blessed to be back in such a wonderful community for this internship.
What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I’m looking forward to cooking contests with my fellow interns, sunset runs, long days of sailing, watching acrobats at Hoover, and indulging in a lot of Whistle Stop Moose Tracks.
What do you hope to gain from this experience? After just recently finishing my Freshman year, I’m thankful for the opportunity to just experiment with potential jobs. I hardly know what I’d like to do with the rest of my life and this is a risk-free way of trying multiple careers. I’d like to gain knowledge more than anything.
Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? My goal for this summer is to collect as many .25 cent books from lawn sales as physically possible.
What are some of your hobbies and what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Some of my hobbies include playing tennis with friends, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, reading books on the porch, and swim off the “L” dock. In my free time I like to watch old movies with my friends, take road trips to the beach, attend plays and musicals put on by my university, and volunteer with my fellow sisters of Alpha Chi Omega.
What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? My proudest moment to date was certainly my acceptance to Georgia Tech. With an acceptance rate of 25%, I had very little hope. With such high academic standards and an excellent business school, Georgia Tech was my dream school.
What is your dream job? I have absolutely no problem saying that I don’t know what I’d like to do with my career quite yet. Hopefully this summer will give me a better glimpse into my future.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself. The pink Starburst are my favorite flavor.