PIHMS Alumni Spotlight – Ajinka Jagdale

Meet Ajinkya Jagdale, affectionately known as AJ by many. Currently serving as the Director of Hospitality at Shining Peak, an acclaimed brewery nestled in the heart of Taranaki. AJ’s journey from his days at PIHMS to his current role is nothing short of inspiring, and we’re excited to share his remarkable story with you. How…

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PIHMS Alumni Spotlight – James Cunningham

Introducing James Cunningham, who went from PIHMS Graduate to Business Development Manager for Novotel, New Plymouth. My time at PIHMS My time at PIHMS was incredible; I made some wonderful friends and lots of valuable industry connections along the way. The mix of practical and theoretical learning helped develop my skill set for a career…

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PIHMS Alumni Spotlight – Emily de Smidt

Introducing Emily de Smidt, a vibrant PIHMS alumna who made her mark as the Student President from July to December 2019. Since graduating, Emily has ventured into diverse roles, contributing her skills in Conference and Events, Administration for StudyLink, and Front Office Operations for a well known New Zealand hotel chain. Today, Emily is a…

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PIHMS Hotel Leaders Conference 2023

Conference Overview The PIHMS 2023 hotel leaders conference included panel discussions with 15 hotel industry leaders from across New Zealand and Australia exploring topics such as adaptability & resilience, sustainability practices, customer-centric strategies, technological innovation, digital marketing, diversity & inclusion, employee well-being, supply chain & financial resilience, and data-driven management. The keynote speaker, James Doolan,…

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PIHMS Alumni Spotlight – Adam Berman

Reflecting on your time at PIHMS, what experiences or lessons had the most significant impact on your career journey? Looking back at my time at PIHMS, I can say that some aspects of the school have helped me on my career journey. I highly appreciate the hands-on operational training I received at PIHMS. This training…

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Introduction of the Bachelor of Applied Hotel Management Degree at PIHMS

The Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS) is proud to announce a significant transformation in our degree offering, marking a new era in our commitment to academic excellence and industry relevance in hospitality education. 1. Starting in 2024, the Bachelor of Applied Hotel Management Degree will be introduced, replacing the existing Bachelor’s Degree in Applied…

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PIHMS Alumni Spotlight – Jack Pham

We are excited to shine the spotlight on one of our outstanding alumni, Jack Pham, whose journey from PIHMS to the world of hospitality has been nothing short of inspiring. Highlights whilst at PIHMS: For Jack, PIHMS was a game-changer. It felt like a second home, providing him with an amazing international experience. During Jack’s…

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From Graduate to Hotel Services Assistant Manager & Hotel Experience Champion!

PIHMS stands out from the rest!! Graduating from PIHMS in 2022 marked the culmination of an enriching journey that extended far beyond academic pursuits. PIHMS is renowned for its holistic approach to education, and my experience there underscored how it is not just about imparting knowledge but also about nurturing students’ growth and preparing them…

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Stepping out of my comfort zone and finding my place!

This is an open letter to future students wanting to get into the industry! Hello All,   My name is Brooklyn Schicker (Brooke), I studied at PIHMS from 2019-2022 for the purposes of attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and having assistance with the transition from a high school student to adulthood.   PIHMS offered me…

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Caitlin takes on the Wedding Season on Hamilton Island.

Introducing Caitlin Coates, who is a 2019 Degree Graduate. She is currently working in the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island in the weddings department. We are extremely proud of what she has achieved and wanted to share what she has been getting up to since she graduated from PIHMS.  My time at PIHMS  My time at…

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