mizu5 saidMy mother is rather insistent I take a bartending course, she is SURE it will help me better find a job.
Here's a college bartending success story which may motivate you to go for it.
One of my nieces, 6' in heels, stacked and gorgeous, became a bartender at 21. She'd gone to a third tier commuter college in Florida as a communications major with no idea of what she'd do for a living. The economy tanked during her senior year but she was the only one of her many friends in her class to land a job before graduating because one of her bar customers offered her a job as a corporate trainer for his company's software company. With no technical experience and a degree and alma mater largely considered worthless she's now, at 25 (in Florida yet!) earning nearly six figures since being hired back by that same patron after she jumped ship for a better opportunity a year before because, as it turned out, no one could dumb down and present the technical coursework in as unintimidating and relatable a way as she could so his clients loved her. So because she caught someone's eye and ear at a bar she worked at I now get to meet up with her a couple times a year when her job brings her to New York. The moral of this story? Take the course and someday you too can meet me for drinks, lol.