"For me, hospitality is a professional area that offers such a variety of career choices, so that you can really find the role that is suitable for you. From a career perspective, it is a highpaced developing industry worldwide, including here in Kazakhstan. It is also a very exciting industry that gives you the opportunity to travel and meet new people.
I graduated from César Ritz Colleges in 2011 and am now working as the Sales manager at the Park Inn by Radisson in Astana, the largest international property in Astana. I am responsible for corporate sales and have to identify and attract new corporate clients along with managing sales-related projects and events and negotiating rates to ensure revenue targets. The hotel has only opened recently and I was a part of the preopening team and the experience I gained was really precious. It is such a different experience being a part of the preopening process, rather than joining a fully operational hotel.
I find that my educational background helps me a lot and the best thing about the knowledge I gained at César Ritz Colleges is that it is really practical. Thanks to what I had learned in class, when I had my first work experience, the learning process was easy for me. I still experience the positives of my education every day.
At César Ritz Colleges, the international student body and access to industry representatives gave me a big networking advantage.
My advice to students who are considering studying hospitality is to be passionate and ready to work hard. Advice I follow through my professional philosophy which is:'Yes, I can!'"