Name: Kathy Kwong
Nationality: Chinese – Hong Kong
High School: Chongqing University
Degree Chosen at Hotel Institute Montreux: BBA with Luxury Brand Management specialization. – Class of 2021
Sonia is a very nice person, she helped my brother and I a lot with our Swiss applications, to settle down in Switzerland and always keep in touch with us. Till today, she is still in contact with us and seeing how we are doing. I am happy to be a student at HIM and I am really proud to be a part of the SEG student committee and later becoming an alumnus. Thank you so much for all the great experiences so far and I am looking forward to seeing you soon in Switzerland!
Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point, you will.
1. Studying in Switzerland – Why did you choose Switzerland as a study destination. And how was your experience studying at Hotel Institute Montreux?
I choose Switzerland because it provides the top hospitality educational programs in the world and it is a safe place to study abroad. It is interesting and relaxing for me studying at HIM. The HIM program course offers different creative projects in different subjects which always keeps it interesting. And of course the campus has the most beautiful view that makes me feel so lucky and relaxed to study and live at HIM.
2. My Program – Which program did you choose and describe in summary overall program about what you learned from the campuses.
I choose BBA in HIM because it is a program which combine hospitality and business. HIM is a not only a hospitality institute but also has a huge emphasis on business. I have learned the theory knowledge and practical knowledge in different departments of a hotel such as Food and Beverage, Front desk, Housekeeping, Marketing, Human Resource, etc. I choose HIM because I think the course in HIM is up to date, such as digital marketing which is a trend in the future. We use an iPad and laptop for most of the time in class which makes the classes more interest and professional. I am choosing the luxury brand management specialization because I am interested in luxury brand and this specialisation is very special that is seldom offered by other universities.
3. My Internship – Where did you do your internships and which one was your best experience out of all?
I did my first internship in Four Seasons Guangzhou China, It was a great experience to work in a hotel and use the knowledge that I learned from school in the real work place. Having the Four Seasons Hotel brand on my CV will definitely help to build my career and looking forward to gaining more knowledge after school.
4. My Future – What are your goals after graduation? If graduated already – what is your current position and what do you do daily on your job. What do you love most about it, next career move?
I am currently studying term 5 and I will keep studying until I graduate in March 2021. I will plan to do my second internship after term7. What is great about HIM, is that they are very flexible and very helpful especially in these tough times during COVID19. At this moment, I really enjoy my time on campus and want to make the most of it while I am still here.