Hillary’s Australia Hospitality Internship

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Name: Hillary

University/ College: Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario

Studying: Recreation and Leisure Services, Associates Degree

Experience: Hotel & Restaurant experience

Placement Length: 6 months in Australia

Start Date: Feb to May 2012

Programme: Australia Hospitality Internships

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Hillary applied for a Australia hospitality internship to start between February and May 2012. HTE Internships will be placing Hillary into an Australian 4/5 star resort or hotel. We asked Hillary some questions about why she applied and what she is most looking forward to in Australia. You can check out what she said below.

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Why did you decide to apply for a hospitality placement internship abroad?

Travelling has always been a strong passion of mine; I want more of it! I’m working towards turning something I love into my career. I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and experience everything that it has to offer. The best way to do that is to live in the environment and learn about the culture while pursuing a career. This opportunity is too perfect to pass up.

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

This opportunity is a great asset towards my future; it will help me reach my career goal in family programing on a cruise ship. It will be a step forward in being a part of the hospitality industry and learning what it takes to succeed.

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What are you most looking forward to in Australia?

I’ve always wanted to go overseas and being able to live in the Australian environment and learning about the culture first hand is extremely exciting. I’m looking forward to discovering different parts of the country.

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

I hope to acquire the skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry. I want to experience the recreation department in a resort in a dream destination.

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

Future employers will see that I’m comfortable working and living in a foreign environment, stepping out of my comfort zone. I’m able to adapt to different situations by having an open mind. The time abroad provides real work experience as well as life experiences.

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

I’m extremely excited to start my adventure in Australia; definitely a 10!

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If you’re looking for a Hospitality internship like Hillary, click through to the Australia Hospitality Internships programme 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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