Declan’s Hotel Internship – 12 months in New Zealand

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Name: Declan

University: Sheffield Hallam University

Studying: Events Management with Leisure

Internship Length: 12 months

Start Date: June/ July 2011

Programme: New Zealand Hotel Internships

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

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Why did you decide to apply for an internship abroad?

The chance to work abroad is the chance to experience new cultures, visit new places and be part of a new a lifestyle, whilst at the same widening both my work based experience and being an independent traveller

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

This internship will help me develop my skills and knowledge in an industry that I am interested in. It will also help me develop my personal skills for the future and increase my Independence and the fact that I am willing to grasp opportunities wherever they may be, developing business and aspects of life not open to me in the UK.

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What are you most looking forward to in New Zealand?

Potentially opportunities to learn new skills meet new people with a different outlook. This could be literally the chance open a new set of doors in an exciting country, one I may never want to leave, experiencing new cultures and involving myself in the new cultures. The Rugby World cup will also be an exciting place to be around and an atmosphere that little competitions can compare to

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

I expect to achieve a level of trust from management to complete tasks set to a very high standard. I would hope to develop/achieve these skills to a greater level. In addition to this I would like to expand all aspects of lifestyle living the New Zealand dream.

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

It should show I have the strength and determination to travel half way around the world to fulfil my ambition to be at the top of my chosen profession. It should also show that I have no mobility barriers and a willingness to grasp an opportunity share that experience, learn by it and develop into a mature well travelled graduate.

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

I would have to say that I would be a 9 on the scale of how excited I am because it will be a completely new experience for me and meeting new people but at the same time I will be very anxious because I would be going around the globe not knowing anyone and having to adapt fast.

If you’re looking for a Hospitality Internship like Declan, 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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