Events Became Esha’s Calling!

My time at PIHMS was very interesting to say the least. I learnt many things both inside and outside of the institute that have helped me in life. Besides the obvious of learning academics and the operations of PIHMS, I learnt a lot about teamwork, and I created some amazing connections and friendships that I…

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From playing pretend hotels, to real life Hotels!

Meet Lacey Rayoni! She is currently completing her second Industry Placement as part of her three year Degree in Napier. As a child I always had access to the hospitality environment with my aunty who managed a local restaurant in Hawera and then a reputable catering organisation. I have always had a hospitable personality as…

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Emma Nguyen, takes on Recruiting for Cordis Auckland!

“My time at PIHMS was wonderful. It really set me up for my career.” What really set PIHMS out is the 10-week operations training. I found myself using every piece of advice from my FO lectures, which could have taken me years of experience to learn.   My last job was as a front office duty…

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Day in the Life of a Function Operations Manager

Adrian is a 2021 graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is currently working as the Function Operations Manager for The George Hotel in Christchurch. “My time at PIHMS was quite memorable, I loved living on campus and making new friends.” The PSA was a lot of fun, always making sure…

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Meet Amika, navigating her way through the Hospitality Industry

Amika is a 2021 graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is currently working as the Duty Manager and Marketing Assistant at Area 41 Restaurant, New Plymouth. “PIHMS has shaped and formed me into the person I have become today” At PIHMS you learn both operational and academic knowledge of hospitality…

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Paid Industry Placement in the quaint town of Hanmer Springs

Meet Tatiyan Isaac. She is currently completing her second Industry Placement as part of her three year Degree on the South Island, in Hanmer Springs. I was set on PIHMS when I visited in 2019 with my high school. I loved the diversity of students, family-feel environment and admired how professional everyone looked. I loved…

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PIHMS Student Vice President vs Industry Placement

Meet Lachlan Kettlewell. He is completing his final year of his degree.   Lachlan attended a Career Week back in 2018, where the concept of PIHMS being a working hotel that was operated by the students studying there. While at Career Week, he was able to meet current students completing their studies. He heard their stories…

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Meet Alvin! His story on becoming a hospitality superstar!

Alvin is a 2021 graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management who is currently working as the Food & Beverage Supervisor at Shining Peak Brewing in New Plymouth. My time at PIHMS was an amazing “one of a kind” experience, which I will always look back on fondly. At PIHMS I learned not only the…

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Becoming an International Hospitality Professional

Maartyn Hoogeveen grew up in Waikato and attended St Peters College in Cambridge, after finishing high school he started at PIHMS. 15 years later, Maartyn is working as the Executive Chef at Unsworth Vineyards in Canada.  Explore the world and discover your passion “After graduating PIHMS, I started working in the UK at the Raddison Hotel…

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Meet Daniel McKenna, a PIHMS Degree Graduate

Daniel is a 2021 graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management who is currently working as the Food & Beverage Manager at Wyndham Garden in Christchurch. “My time at PIHMS was some of the most exciting years of my life” I was able to meet some amazing people from all around the world…

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