Alumni Office Hours with Andrea Gardi (MA '14)

Thursday, March 2, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
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Be one of 30 people to join Andrea Gardi, Executive Director at Regional Tourism Organization 4 Inc., and hear about her experiences at the University of Waterloo and how they continue to help her today.

Come expecting to learn:

  • ways in which you can build a strong professional network, even as an introvert,
  • the skills that are required to be an effective leader, communicator, and problem-solver in the tourism industry,
  • how to navigate the transition from an academic setting to the business world,
  • and insights on what the future of tourism holds!

Spots are limited and you don't want miss out on this great opportunity. Send in your questions for Andrea today, and come ready for a great conversation!

Registration is now closed.

About Andrea

Andrea Gardi has been the Executive Director of RTO4, the regional tourism office for Waterloo, Wellington, Huron and Perth, since 2020. She joined the organization in 2015 as a project manager before subsequently taking on the roles of Senior Project Manager and Director of Projects and Operations.

She is thrilled to be putting to good use her undergraduate degree in Honours Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business and a Master’s degree in Tourism Policy and Planning from the University of Waterloo, after completing her thesis looking at visitor satisfaction at KW Oktoberfest.

Her professional background includes positions with economic development and destination marketing organizations across Ontario. Using strong organizational and analytical skills, she has a passion for growing the tourism industry in the region she was born and raised in.

Selected as one of Destination International’s 30 under 30 in 2017, she also received the AACB Scholarship to represent the group in Hobart, Tasmania.