"ICMS offers practical learning opportunities to help me move into the hospitality industry. I enjoy spending time with classmates who are passionate like me to work in the hospitality industry. My industry training experience has definitely improved my employment prospects and confidence in the workplace. It is important for me that I gain the respect of employers – by completing industry training, I may be considered to take on a role with more responsibility such as a supervisor."
Read about Jarrad’s journey below…
Why did you choose to study at ICMS?
There were many options for me at the time as a school leaver. I decided on ICMS because it has a positive reputation with industry and a great connection to the community.
Why did you choose to study your particular course?
I have always been interested in business and hospitality. ICMS stood out for me as it offers practical learning opportunities to help me move into the hospitality industry.
How would you describe the teaching staff at ICMS?
Faculty staff and lecturers at ICMS go above and beyond their roles. They always encourage me to ask for help and get the most out of my learning experience.
Have you undertaken practical experience during your degree?
As a hospitality student at ICMS you get to run an event from start to finish. This involves meeting with a client and theming the entire event and working with other hospitality students. I am currently the Function Manager of the upcoming Celebrity Chef Charity Dinner serving more than 200 guests in our Great Hall.
What do you enjoy about your course?
I enjoy spending time with classmates who are passionate like me to work in the hospitality industry. It’s great to engage with like-minded people for group tasks and help each other get the best results.
What are your plans for when you complete your degree?
I hope to travel overseas and gain work experience in different hotels while working with the same company.
What was your role?
Food and Beverage Attendant at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.
What did you learn in your role?
How to communicate with a range of different personalities, both staff and guests.
How has the industry training experience helped your career?
My industry training experience has definitely improved my employment prospects and confidence in the workplace. It is important for me that I gain the respect of employers – by completing industry training, I may be considered to take on a role with more responsibility such as a supervisor.
GETTING TO ICMS
How do you get to ICMS for classes?
I live in Freshwater, it takes me 10 minutes to drive to ICMS
Was it easy to make new friends and what was your experience?
Yes! When I came to ICMS I didn’t know anyone but made friends very quickly! Everyone is in the same situation and is therefore very open to making new friends. People want to have friends when they are on campus; it makes university life much better.
What are some highlights during your time at ICMS?
My appointment as SRC President and being elected as a member of the Academic Senate and Grievance Committee. My role is to ensure the student body is fully represented at all times and that every student has a voice and feels in a safe environment to do so.
What do you love most about Manly?
Manly has a strong sense of community.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling at ICMS or in your degree?
When you do decide to enroll at ICMS, you won’t regret it. You will carry the practical skills and knowledge that you gain here no matter what industry you decide to work in.
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