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Hospitality course teaches real-world skills

Aditya Gupta always wanted to go abroad to study. When he decided to make a career in the hospitality industry, New Zealand was the obvious choice.

The more I discovered about New Zealand, the more I realised that this is where I really wanted to go: there’s a bit of wilderness, not too much noise, and it’s laid-back.

Aditya Gupta photo for food and hospitality page

Aditya decided to study hospitality at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS). The AIS Student Careers Centre helped him with his CV, and just two weeks after starting his course he got a job with casino and event centre SkyCity.

After completing his Diploma in Hospitality Operations Management, Aditya joined SkyCity full-time.

He now works as a food and beverage gaming attendant, looking after SkyCity’s VIP gaming customers, and is saving up the money to return to AIS to complete a Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

He says studying at AIS gave him the real-world skills he required for his current job, and the confidence he needed to communicate in English with people from many different nationalities.

“My studies in food and beverage service operations, and food and beverage management, are similar to what I’m doing right now,” he says.

Aditya’s ambitions are to become a manager and eventually to own a restaurant.

Aditya Gupta, India, Diploma in Hospitality Operations Management

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