Meet Archana Kawatra – Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management – AIS Alumni 2018

Hi, my name is Archana Kawatra and I have just started my full-time job as Head of Sales and Marketing for Amora Hotel Auckland, New Zealand.

Archana Kawatra completed Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

I completed the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) successfully in December 2017 with GPA of 8.143. Together with previous international work experience in India and Dubai in different hotels, I was offered a full time position right after graduation.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to AIS and lecturers who have contributed to my journey to success today. My special gratitude goes to Dr. Semisi Taumoepeau, lecturer Dr. Jonathon Spring, Anna Addison and Dr. Nick Towner for a great programme. They all made the course seem to be very easy with so much fun and enthusiasm. I have learnt a lot of practical skill sets in Tourism to apply into the work place.

Archana Kawatra and Dr. Nick Towner at AIS Academic Excellence Scholarship Ceremony

I am also very happy to get a Scholarship for Academic Excellence for the third semester, and this I believe is indeed very motivating.

I have travelled across New Zealand during the last year and have explored Waiheke Island, Coromandel, Tauranga, Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set – to name a few places.

Archana Kawatra at the Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

It’s time for my full time job again, and I am looking forward to my business trip to Wellington next week.

Thanks for sharing with us your success story, Archana Kawatra!

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