WOOD'S OFF TO PUR­SUE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DREAM

Schol­ar­ship helps Han­nah chase her hos­pi­tal­ity dream

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

HAN­NAH Wood is on the verge of a life-chang­ing move.

The Gin Gin 17-year-old might be fresh out of high school, but she could be a fu­ture star in hos­pi­tal­ity.

As Miss Wood grew up she worked along­side her par­ents, who own and op­er­ate the Gin Gin Ho­tel.

The var­i­ous skills she picked up dur­ing her years of ex­pe­ri­ence fu­elled her de­sire to go fur­ther in the field, and when an op­por­tu­nity came up to fur­ther her study in­ter­state there was no way she could refuse.

It will be no or­di­nary move to South Aus­tralia how­ever, with the for­mer St Luke’s Angli­can School stu­dent the re­cip­i­ent of a $20,000 schol­ar­ship to the In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Ho­tel Man­age­ment.

Han­nah set her heart on ICHM after Ca­reer Week in 2014, when she spent a week in Ade­laide get­ting a taste of cam­pus life.

“I love the in­dus­try and I knew from day one of Ca­reer Week that ICHM and an in­ter­na­tional ca­reer were for me,” she said.

Miss Wood is one of just three Aus­tralian stu­dents to re­ceive a schol­ar­ship after her writ­ten as­sign­ment and panel in­ter­view rated highly in the field of 50 ap­pli­cants.

Miss Wood will study a Bach­e­lor of Business (Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment) and Bach­e­lor of In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel Man­age­ment at the cam­pus for the next four years.

The dual de­grees are made up of four aca­demic semesters, 1500 hours of in­dus­try place­ment and pro­fi­ciency in a sec­ond lan­guage.

There is ev­ery chance Miss Wood could end up over­seas next year, as ICHM of­fers stu­dents paid in­dus­try place­ments for six months ev­ery year.

Since ICHM started in 1993, the learn­ing in­sti­tu­tion has awarded schol­ar­ships worth in ex­cess of $2.5 mil­lion.

Han­nah Wood I love the in­dus­try and I knew from day one of Ca­reer Week that ICHM and an in­ter­na­tional ca­reer were for me.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG MOVE: Han­nah Wood will study at the In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Ho­tel Man­age­ment.

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