Latest Newsletter from Pacific International Hotel Management School, Taranaki

PIHMS NEWSLETTER
We have seen a busy year at PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School)! At the start of the year, we reaffirmed our Category 1 provider status. We have had 257 new students start their Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management training with us, 208 students graduate, we had 158 year 12 & 13 students attend our Career Weeks and 28 careers advisors/teachers visit for our update day.In this issue of our newsletter it includes:
– The all new Hayman Island, Australia
– Graduate. Get Global!
– October Career Week
– Not too late to enrol for 2020!
Paid Hotel Internship – Hayman Island
Our second year student, Tuupuhi, is currently on her Paid Hotel Internship on Hayman Island at the Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts which boasts the worlds 7th largest swimming pool! She was fortunate enough to be a part of the Grand Opening in July this year after the hotels $135 million refurbishment. Here are a few snaps she’s sent us….
Graduate. Get Global!
“I have been a Flight Attendant for Air New Zealand for a year now and I am loving it. I am quite happy with my office in the sky!PIHMS has definitely helped me get to where I am today. If not for the training, academic skills and paid work placements at PIHMS, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today. It has helped me to gain focus and achieve things I wouldn’t have thought I was capable of doing before”

– Peter Denize (PIHMS graduate 2018) currently living out his dream job!

October Career Week
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