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Luxury view, career prospects for students at PGA

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By Eric Egan
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KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCIV) -- It's a view with a promising parting gift for some Lowcountry college students.

They've been at the PGA since Monday, enjoying the play and mapping out their future.

And how sweet they are, those hospitality suites along both holes 17 and 18. The fans inside them may witness golf history come Sunday. The luxury boxes also provide quite a career opportunity for 26 College of Charleston students.

"I've got offered an internship last night because I met with a guy who owned a couple stores, it's just been an amazing opportunity," said Parras Ashe.

Ashe has been providing concierge services for guests all week. She started training on Kiawah last Thursday, it's been an easy atmosphere to learn.

"To see how they built all these suites beside a golf course, in a matter of months, is just absolutely amazing," Ashe said.

Ashe and her classmates are a part of the school's hospitality tourism program. It lets them get hands-on with their PGA partners.

"They really get to learn in a high corporate environment. This is a large corporate event, you see the PGA has built a small city here," said Wayne Smith, an associate professor at the College of Charleston. "Getting to see not only the front, but the back, and how this all works is an incredible experience for the students."

CofC students are working on their professional development skills and enjoying a one-of-a- kind view while doing it.

But the favorite part for Ashe, "Networking, I've had interaction with different clients all week," she said.

It seems it has already paid off. 

 

they've been at the PGA sinceMonday, enjoying the play and mapping out their future.

 

How sweet they are, those hospitality suites along both holes 17 and 18. The fans inside them may witness golf history come Sunday. The luxury boxes also provide quite a career opportunity for 26 College of Charleston students.

 

"I've got offered an internship last night because I met with a guy who owned a couple stores, it's just been an amazing opportunity," said Parras Ashe.

 

Ashe has been providing concierge services for guests all week. She started training on Kiawah last Thursday,it's been an easy atmosphere to learn.

 

"To see how they built all these suites beside a golf course in a matter of months is just absolutely amazing,"Ashe said.

 

Ashe and her classmates are a part of the schools hospitality tourism program. It lets them get hands-on with their PGA partners.

 

"They really get to learn in high corporate environment. This is a large corporate event, you see the PGAhas built a small city here," said Wayne Smith, an associate professor at the College of Charleston. "Getting to see not only the front, but the back, and how this all works is an incredible experience for the students."

 

CofC students are working on their professional development skills and enjoying a one of a kind view while doing it.

 

But the favorite part for Ashe,"Networking, I've had interaction with different clients all week."

 

It seems it's already paid off.

 

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