My Hospitality Journey – Yihuang Li
Why did you decide to study hospitality?
I joined the hospitality management program because tourism is among the fastest growing industries in the world. This fast-paced growth provides several possibilities for career opportunities. In addition, the hospitality sector also offers the opportunity to meet different customers with very diverse cultural backgrounds, interests and preferences. Working in this industry teaches patience, empathy and tolerance that you will not find in other industries.
What are you currently doing?
I am currently studying my first year in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Ecole Hôtelière Helvétique in Dubai. I am also enrolled in an accounting and finance program at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai.
What are your future plans?
With the various skills acquired during my two academic programs, I intend to improve my skills in communication and customer service. I would like to work in a multicultural and international environment.
What advice would you give to anyone is interested in hospitality?
If you enjoy interacting daily with people and can think creatively in different situations, hospitality may be the best option. You will learn various skills during your studies, such as management skills, communication, leadership and teamwork.