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Students seeks career in hospitality

Students seeks career in hospitality

Harley Corp enjoys hiking in the Colorado Mountains when she is not studying for a career in hospitality. Courtesy photo

Chloe Gregg

Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

Although not for everyone, many people thrive when serving others.

Harley Corp is an LCC student with a big dream. She is a 26-year-old transfer studies student hoping to continue her education with Grand Valley State University, where she will major in hospitality.

Corp didn’t always know what she wanted to do. She took a break after high school to figure it out, and found herself in managerial positions at Biggby, Starbucks and flower shops. She said she realized she had a special aptitude for customer service.

“I realized I wanted to go into hospitality after having a lot of jobs where I served others,” Corp said. “I want to continue doing that, and turn it into a real career. I hope someday to work at a hotel and continue to make sure my customers and guests have everything they need.”

Corp said that with her experience, she feels she can thrive in a manager position at a hotel.

In her free time, Corp loves traveling. She lived in Colorado for a few years after high school, and has visited Mexico and Barbados. She said she loves hiking in the Colorado Mountains with her boyfriend, Matt, and their dog together, Ares.

Kobe Corp, Harley’s younger brother, said he is very proud that his sister found what she wants to do.

“She’s a real inspiration,” Kobe said. “She’s doing everything on her own time, and has figured out what she likes and what she’s actually going to enjoy doing. A lot of people would say that she’s starting too late, but I think it’s so inspiring to see her pursuing a career on her own time.”

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