Shelly Yuen is one of The Hotel School star graduates from the 2015 Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management. The 25 year-old from Hong Kong has gained great experience with some of the leading hotels in Australia and already has an impressive CV. “My experience at The Hotel School was really amazing – the academic team are incredibly experienced and were able to combine theory with their knowledge, which made classes interesting.”
While studying with The Hotel School she worked with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. Although she had started working before her internship period she credits our Industry Engagement Manager with making the right connections for her to build her career. After graduating she joined the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay during the pre-opening and then joined the Sydney Harbour Marriott. It wasn’t long before she was headhunted by the InterContinental Sydney where she is now a Business Development Manager.
“Experience and having a well-connected network are two very important aspects in the hospitality industry and The Hotel School provides great support to facilitate both.” Shelly loves how much diversity there is across different departments in a hotel so you are always able to learn, shift and grow. She knows many graduates have gone on to join organisations in other sectors like banking, consulting or education.
As Shelly says, your career is what you make of it!