Second year NDip Hospitality Management student, Sibusiso Sibiya, is one of the many University of Mpumalanga (UMP) students currently doing their experiential Learning. Currently working at Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest, Sibusiso’s training which was facilitated by the University would be for duration of six months.
”I have been given opportunity to work at various department which includes Front Office Management, House Keeping, Food, beverage and services.”
Sibusiso believes that hospitality management is not only about doing the job, but building relationships with organisations and individuals from various organisations and backgrounds.
“I’m optimistic about starting my own business in Tourism and Hospitality. Through experiential training, I will develop skills and abilities required for one to be an entrepreneur in the Tourism Industry."
His advice to other students, “keep your self-esteem, never underestimate yourselves and have a positive attitude on your chosen career”.