Bachelor of Hotel Management graduands on location at The Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill.

As the millennial interest with travel and wanderlust grows, so does the allure of the high-end hotel experience. Fortunately, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) has a way of turning this wanderlust into a career opportunity, with its hotel management courses.

Their Bachelor of Hotel Management is a business degree focused on equipping graduates with skills that are sought after by employers. It concentrates on management concepts, such as marketing operations, human resources, food and beverage, event management, legislation, entrepreneurship, and financial accounting.

Students are also given every opportunity to experience the industry first-hand, including an internship for the final semester of the third year. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses in Hotel Management allow graduates to quickly become qualified and experienced in the hotel industry at a high level.

Having already finished a diploma in hospitality management at the Hubei University of Education, graduate Rachel Liu came from China to finish off her studies in SIT’s hotel management course, having previously worked in Shanghai as an intern. She found her tutors very helpful during her year at the Invercargill campus.

“When I was looking for a job, the employment advisor helped me to recreate my resumé, and let employers understand my advantages,” said Liu, who enjoyed experiencing a different education to that of China and found studying at SIT to be more flexible. Now, Liu is working as an assistant manager, responsible for a restaurant, front office and housekeeping staff.

With a range of exciting courses, from diploma and degree level right through to graduate certificate and graduate diploma level, SIT has something to suit everyone.

SIT’s Hotel and Tourism Management programmes are designed to allow graduates to hit the ground running in employment. Head to www.sit.ac.nz for more information on how to kickstart a career in Hotel and Tourism Management and start travelling the world with work.