Divya graduated with a BA International Culinary Arts degree from Queen Margaret University (QMU), delivered through our Mumbai-based partner institution ITM.
Student name: Divya Yatin Shah
Course: Bachelors in International Culinary Arts
Year of graduation: 2021
Why did you choose to study at one of QMU's collaborative partner institutions, and what attracted you to the course?
When I first came across ITM IHM Oshiwara in Mumbai, I was amazed when I visited the campus. I was then counselled about the course I would be choosing. Then they mentioned how QMU, a UK university, is affiliated with ITM IHM, giving the course an international and us students a chance to be qualified in the hospitality world.
What did you enjoy most about your course?
The most enjoyable part was the group projects and activities involving the whole class.
Were there any particular course activities you found especially interesting?
The most interesting part was the versatile topics we had to research and study. Also, we were divided into groups which made us understand the importance of working as part of a team.
"Learn to give your best self to your studies because the course has a lot to offer, which will provide you with the first step to a career in hospitality."
Do you have any advice for students who might be interested in this course?
Learn to give your best self to your studies because the course has a lot to offer, which will provide you with the first step to a career in hospitality.
What's your' top tip' for making the most of being a student, and what was the most valuable lesson that you learned?
My top tip would be to be persistent and resilient in everyday activities as they are designed for you as a student. The most valuable lesson learnt was to be selfless in the world, to be in touch with inner needs and passion and to be a part of a team.
Can you tell us about your life post-graduation?
After graduating, I was selected for international training for a year in Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
[Published August 2022]
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