Kelsie McLean, Dart scholar
Kelsie McLean, a Dart scholar, studies Hotel and Lodging Management at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kelsie worked with Dart for several years, and this summer is fulfilling her final graduation requirements with a Study Abroad semester in Sorrento, Italy, where she will get to experience firsthand the Italian business, culinary and hospitality culture through hands-on work experience, eco-tours and cooking classes.
With natural social and networking skills, Kelsie was drawn to a career in tourism, where she felt she could best apply her skills and benefit her community. After developing an interest in HR through her summer positions at Dart, she decided to combine her HR experience with her hospitality education: “I found that I liked being involved in the recruitment process – interacting with applicants and then being a part of their onboarding process. I also enjoyed forming relationships with current employees through HR interactions.”
Originally from George Town, Kelsie completed her high-school education at St. Ignatius High School. She has thoroughly enjoyed her education at Johnson & Wales, taking the time this past year to work as a Student Assistant and tutor to her peers.
The Dart team wishes you a fun and safe trip in Italy, Kelsie!
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