This month, I interviewed Mayann from CO’15. Mayann is currently studying at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University. Here’s what she had to say!
What are you studying? Why did you choose to study in this field?
I am studying a business degree focused on hotel management. I chose this field of study, particularly because I am very interested in cultures and the hospitality industry allows me to work in a very multicultural environment. Moreover, it can provide me with the opportunity to travel and live in a variety of destinations. It is an exciting career and I am looking forward to where it will take me.
What advice do you have for students in MYP and DP?
Please don’t procrastinate, I used to procrastinate until I realised that doing your work earlier on makes life so much easier. You get less stressed and your work because much better.
What do you love most about your university?
The freedom and the ability to study something that I am passionate about.
Why did you choose to study at Torrens University?
I chose to study at Torrens University because it is a university specialised in hotel management. Moreover, it allows me to finish with a bachelor degree in just 2.5 years. It is located in Sydney Australia, a beautiful city and country to be in.
What are your future plans?
I’m hoping to enter a large hotel chain and work my way up to be a manager someday and perhaps even a bigger goal would be to become a general manager (GM).
What advice do you have for aspiring general managers?
For students who are aspiring to become a GM someday, you are going to have to work hard and make the right choices. I think to succeed it’s a lot about making the right choices, seeing your goal very clearly and which direction you want to go so that you don’t get distracted from that goal. Perseverance for that is essential.
Do you continue to exemplify the IB Learner Profile even though you are studying in university? How?
Yes, I believe in most ways I do, I still have the curiosity to learn more, strive to do everything by principles while still most importantly remaining balanced with studies, social life and exercise. Moreover, I am quite open-minded as well to new ideas.
How has the IB program prepared you for university?
I believe that IB program has really shaped me, and prepared me extremely well for assignments, research and to stop procrastination which I have been quite successful at in uni.
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