I have been always looking forward to know more about M.I.C.E industry and hope to engage in this industry as my future career. Therefore, I joined the visit to the Institute for Tourism Studies in Macau and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, which was held by the school without hesitation.
In the first part, the Institute for Tourism Studies introduced various kinds of courses for students to develop and learn skills for their future career path on tourism industry, such as culinary arts, hotel management, tourism event, etc. I was impressed by the wine course offered by the Institute. I have learnt much knowledge about wine, not only the wine history but also how to differential the wine through their colors, etc.
In the second part, the representative from the Sands Resort Macau introduced their hotel’s M.I.C.E industry and overall Macau's tourism event development in recent years. The representative also shared many of his career experiences and interacted with us in the Q&A session, which helped us to ease our questions and snouts about the future. It let us to have a more clear direction and objectives on our future career. We were also lucky to be able to visit the facilities tailor-made for employees. We were all amazed and shocked but the diversified and all-rounded staff facilities, e.g. different staff canteens, huge staff lounges, the gym room as well as staff clinic.
The visit provided an opportunity for me to learn and acquire knowledge that I could not learn from the books.