The Faces of Tourism in BruceGreySimcoe - Meet Pooja Soni

The Faces of Tourism in BruceGreySimcoe - Meet Pooja Soni
Pooja Soni, Supervisor at Agema WorksPooja Soni began her career in finance in her home country of India, but she’d always had a passion for tourism. She worked as a tour coordinator for a travel agency in India before moving to Canada to earn her Diploma of Tourism at Georgian College. While at Georgian, Pooja began working as a Co-op student for Agema Works—a business that helps fill hiring gaps for employers in the tourism industry while giving employees a chance to gain more experience across the industry. After graduation, Soni become a supervisor at Agema Works where she currently leads a team in housekeeping at the Grand Georgian at Blue Mountain Resort. “Tourism isn’t just about flight attendants and travel agents,” says Soni. “There are lots of opportunities within the industry for people who want to work hard and move up quickly.”

Education:  Diploma of Tourism at Georgian College 
First Tourism Job:  Worked as a tour coordinator in India at travel agency
Current Job:  Supervisor at Agema Works 
Why would you recommend this path to someone: Customer service and the opportunity to meet and grow with people if you give 100% dedication.  There are so many opportunities to grow and diversify, for example the opportunity to learn different languages.  If English isn’t your first language, that’s a huge benefit due to the diverse customer base here. 

Read about others who are have made a career in the tourism industry by visiting the Careers in Tourism page.

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