“I studied at ICMS because I liked the idea of studying business with a tourism focus since I love to travel! My industry training experience was invaluable and during my final two years at ICMS I continued to work casually with my industry training employer – Swain Tours. In my current role at Hamilton Island Enterprises, I work with the general public to create hotel and flight bookings suited to their needs.”
In my current role as Direct Sales Consultant with Hamilton Island Enterprises, I work in the Direct Sales Team based in Sydney. With my knowledge of the local and international markets, I work with the general public to create hotel and flight bookings suited to their needs. During my time at ICMS I worked as a part time supervisor with Merlin Enterprises for companies such as Madame Tussauds, Sea Life and Legoland.
At Hamilton Island Enterprises, I was nominated for an Eminence Award and received a Silver Award for ‘teamwork.’ I was also the top salesperson and won many incentives for my high performance, even though I had limited sales experience at the time.
Connections are invaluable. I have made contacts through former students and lecturers, industry training and extra-curricular activities. The opportunity to be interviewed for the role at Hamilton Island was made possible through a connection made at ICMS. In addition to that, in all my working roles I have used skills developed at ICMS from business and tourism specialty subjects.
I wanted to study business because it covers a broad range of employment opportunities. I liked the idea of being able to study tourism with my business degree. ICMS was the only place that offered this mix.
My industry training experience at Swain Tours was invaluable. During my final two years at ICMS I continued to work casually with Swain Tours.
ICMS is a place full of connections. At ICMS I made wonderful friends who I still see today. We share the same passion for success and formed a special bond I don’t think would have been possible anywhere other than ICMS. My advice is to be open to the new opportunities that ICMS presents you with and get involved in the different networks.
Our Stories, Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)