Bryce Simpson

Major: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Kansas City Downtown Marriott
Destination: Kansas City, Missouri
Timeframe: Sumer 2022
Advisor/Coordinator Email: briaj


I had a lot of responsibilities given to me through my internship. I started my internship with a few responsibilities. I was just a server, bartender, and room service agent. I was then moved and became the supervisor. This position gives me many different responsibilities with the staff and facilities. A couple of responsibilities I was given were ordering alcohol and sodas, and I was also allowed to create the schedule for the staff.


One of my greatest accomplishments in my internship would be creating specials for the menu. The special is the same each week but different each day. I was given full authority to work with the chefs and use previous experience to craft a menu. I thought of the idea myself and pitched the idea to my manager.

Learning experience

One of the greatest lessons that I learned from this experience is don't be quick to judge but be quick to adapt. I have learned this pretty early on my internship. Everybody does stuff differently, so don't judge it immediately and try to adapt as fast as you can. Sometimes stuff makes more sense as time goes on instead of right away.

What advice would you give?

I great piece of advice that has helped me, is to get out of my comfort zone. Move to a different city and try something new. You will never know how you are going to feel about something unless you do it. Outside of your comfort zone is where you learn and adapt the most. You will grow and learn more about yourself.

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