One last catch up with the PIHMS Student President!

I am Lachlan Kettlewell, a 20-year-old PIHMS student and I am in the final year of my degree. Hailing from Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand’s sunshine capital, I would say that growing up my life has always steered me into a career in hospitality. Growing up I spent my school holidays working in…

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Luke Hassan Balances PIHMS Study and Javelin

The PIHMS journey   My time at PIHMS has been incredible – a real eye-opener into the industry, and has shown me what to expect once we are let out into the world. At PIHMS we get to see all aspects of the the Hotel and Hospitality Industry, and this separates it from other universities.…

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Life after being a PIHMS Degree Graduate

My time at PIHMS opened my eyes to an entirely new world, it showed me a life that I had been missing out on! I loved having the opportunity to meet new people every day, living with my friends and all having the same shared interests. Being a part of the PSA was the most…

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The Changing Environment of the Industry

The New Zealand Hospitality sector is constantly changing, and something that has changed over the past couple of years are the salaries & wages that employees are receiving within the industry.   Here is a snapshot of the changes and what this means for students that are currently completing their degree in hospitality, have completed their…

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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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