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Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management - David Higgins

Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management - David Higgins - GMIT

I chose to study Hotel and Catering management as I wanted a career where I could travel and meet new people.

I really enjoyed the four-year course. I have had great experiences at college, such as organising catering events and helping with the careers fair and outside of college, such as going on class trips, learning about hospitality in Ireland and abroad.

All three of my work placements have helped me so much in my career from working in Lahinch alongside my lecturer and friends in first year to going abroad to Scotland for seven months and working in Gleneagles, one of the most incredible hotels in the UK. And finally working in Ashford Castle and being mentored by the general manager.

I really enjoyed my time in all three establishments, and I am thankful to the college for helping me to get these placements, which allowed me to learn new skills, meet some amazing people and experience the different aspects hospitality has to offer. I plan to use my hospitality degree to travel in Europe and America for the next couple of years.