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Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Catering Management - Hannah Porter

Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Catering Management - Hannah Porter - GMIT

I have just completed my Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Catering Management at GMIT.

Researching as a mature student, I chose to study the Business Degree at the Galway International Hotel School in GMIT, as it offers a thorough and practical content.

You cannot manage staff unless you have a complete understanding of their role. At GMIT, you study from the grassroots upwards, with many practical modules throughout the course, allowing you to obtain a thorough knowledge before setting out in your career.

I worked in the hospitality industry throughout my degree. I spent my 30-week placement in the USA where I was employed in a 5-star hotel, Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania as part of the beverage management team.

Working in this industry allows you to work anywhere in the world and facilitates networking for future employment. I am currently planning on travelling abroad for several years to gain further experience, before returning to Ireland to continue my career in Hotel Management.