NEW ZEALAND IN ME – Become A Professional in the Hospitality Industry


My name is Merlin Xing and I graduated from AIS in August 2017, major in Hospitality Management.

I can say that during my study from 2016 to 2017, I harvested a lot from AIS.

Merlin Xing now works at SKYCITY as Dual rate team leader

First of all, I learnt a lot from my lecturers, Zaina, Nick, Erwin, Anne and Moana. They showed me how to become a professional person in the hospitality industry.

Secondly, I met lots of friends who are from everywhere in the world such as China, South Korea, the Philippines, India and so on. I am so happy to have them and experience studying and living in New Zealand.Those wonderful memories will keep in my mind for good, thanks to AIS!

Merlin Xing with friends on an outing trip

Thirdly, thanks for all the support from AIS, I got a wonderful job in Skycity as a dual rate team leader, which is definitely a wonderful thing in my career path. I will devote myself to my work with passion and the knowledge learnt from AIS, making myself become a better one!

Merlin Xing at AIS Graduation Ceremony

For me, AIS means New Zealand. Thank you, because of you, I have my family, friends and my career here. I believe it will be a wonderful new life chapter in New Zealand.




New Zealand in me

“New Zealand in me” – mini blog contest


– Write 100 – 200 words about the topic: “New Zealand in me”

– Attach 2-3 best photos and/or a video. One must have you in that
– Send the details to
– Get your friends like/share the post once published

And if your post has the most Likes and Share at 9.30am on 25 February 2018, YOU WIN!


Terms and conditions: Competition only open to Auckland Institute of Studies students and alumni. Entries will only be valid if the entrant includes one photo or video of themselves and the hashtag #NZinme. By entering the competition you agree to let AIS use the photo/video and blog for promotional purposes. Each prize will consist of 1 x The Warehouse Voucher to the value of $50 and a total prize pool value of $200. In the event that more than four entries have the most Likes, four winners will be picked at random from those.