New for the October Career Week, we changed the format to be based around the students organising an event in teams. Because managing an event covers many different elements of tourism, hospitality and business this was a great way to demonstrate to the students the different elements of the industry, different career pathways, our subjects and how students learn at PIHMS. We split the 71 students in to groups of 7 and 8.
With the help of our lecturers and through the timetabled workshops, they had to decide who their target audience was for the event, come up with the event theme, a menu, drink selection including a mocktail, accommodation options, concept for marketing, event name and logo.
The students presented their ideas back to us on the last night and the best group presentation won a $500 PIHMS scholarship
(for each member).www.pihms.ac.nz/career-week.html
– students can register here for our 2020 Career Weeks