Danielle’s Hospitality Internship in New Zealand

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Name: Danielle

University: Edinburgh Napier University

Studying: BA (HONS) Festivals and Events Management

Internship Length: 26 Weeks

Start Date: March 2011

Programme: New Zealand Hospitality Internships

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Danielle applied in February for a New Zealand Tourism Internship with HTE Internships. We asked Danielle some questions about why she applied and what she is most looking forward to in New Zealand. You can check out what Danielle said below.

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Why did you decide to apply for an internship abroad?

I decided to apply for an internship abroad, because I believe that an internship abroad is more valuable an experience than one here in the UK. This is because of different organisational cultures and working ethics abroad in different countries. I need experience in a practical working environment in order to put what I have learnt at university in theories, into practice.

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How do you think this will help you in the future?

I think this will help me because I will have different and possibly more valuable experience than my fellow applicants (when applying for a graduate job).

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What are you most looking forward to in New Zealand?

I am most looking forward to getting to know the culture, seeing the amazing scenery, having a sense of independence and confidence on my return to the UK. Wouldn’t mind seeing a Kiwi bird either!

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What do you hope to achieve/learn on your internship abroad?

I hope to achieve better experience in this industry and to find out for myself if I want to continue working in this industry after graduation. Also, more confidence and independence.

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How do you think future employers will view your time abroad?

I think that my future employers will view my time abroad as valuable practical experience, as it allows me to use what theories I have learnt at University, in real life.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you?

10!!

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If you’re looking for a Hospitality Internship like Danielle, click through to the Hospitality Internships page for more information, or if you are ready to apply now for a great internship in New Zealand or Australia, click through to the Apply Now page.

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