Meet Khushbu Mistry
Khushbu Mistry, a freshman marketing major from Northville, Michigan, is one of the winners of the School of Business Administration’s inaugural "Coolest Summer Job" contest.
Mistry obtained her Certified Hotel Operator/Owner (CHO) license during the summer and is now one of the youngest in the history of the program to hold this certification in the United States. She worked as a wedding planner’s assistant preparing for her dream job as a wedding planner.
Mistry said even if things do not work with the wedding planning business, she would love to work for a marketing firm.
"Whatever you do, you have to know how to market your business," Mistry said.
Mistry said she wanted to earn her CHO now, rather than later, to know what she was getting herself into. She has been contacted by many big names in the hotel industry who are already talking to her about her future.
Mistry said that some elite wedding planners have their offices onsite in hotels, which is something she is looking into.
"If I have my wedding planning business and office in a hotel, I will be able to run the hotel and a different business at the same time," she said.
As a wedding planning assistant, Mistry made many connections with people from bakeries and different wedding venues to aid her later in her career.
"I was able to meet people that have succeeded at whatever they have done," she said.
Mistry said she used to be really shy and working as a wedding planning assistant made her come out of her shell.
"I am a lot more confident talking to people now," she said. "I’ve made more friends and get to learn a lot more things about people."
Mistry said she looks forward to continuing to develop new friendships and networking in the marketing program at her first choice university—Wayne State University.View more spotlights