Reflective Practitioner: Education as a Powerful Force

As rightly observed by Dag Hammarskjord (1905-1961), “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top (Hammarskjold, ND). Then you will see how it was.” This is a conjecture that everybody who have or yet to complete a degree program will attest. Degree program completion is definitely like climbing a mountain and at the top awaits a profession. Along the way, there are many challenges, but finishing to the top is indescribable. At the beginning of the program, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting through school leading to a career. As classes got underway, it became apparent that the degree program design was the best selling points. However, the assignments involved excessive reading and research and many a times I wondered if I could really manage to chase a career in the hospitality industry. My greatest desire was to be in the blend of aspiring individuals, hanging on to their every word, which has been a craving that I had ever since I joined college.