"My degree has definitely helped me in shaping where I am today. With a degree like hospitality and tourism, you can go anywhere you can imagine."

Militsa Antonova

Tourism and Hospitality Management graduate

I always knew I wanted to study abroad and also travel throughout my career. Tourism was just the perfect fit.

My name is Militsa Antonova. I'm originally from Bulgaria.

My Southern Cross University experience was amazing. The reason why I came to Australia and particularly in the Gold Coast campus is the campus looked amazing. You get views of the ocean from the library. Who wouldn't want to study there?

All the lecturers were so nice to us. The fact they were a bit smaller classes, as well, I think really helped us to get to know our teachers in a more personal level.

I got to meet people from all around the world and the international office itself they organised so many activations for us to get to know each other, to get to know each other's culture, as well as getting to know Australia's culture.

The best highlight of my entire experience would have been when I was chosen to be a data research assistant for one of my lecturers. We ended up spending an entire month up in the Great Barrier Reef. It was fantastic to be able to learn, to put it on my resume, and to see this amazing part of Australia.

As part of my degree I actually had to complete an internship out in the industry in my final session. I got offered an internship at the Surfers Paradise Marriott. 

Upon completion of my internship I got offered three different jobs - two in London and one in the Gold Coast. 

I was definitely very surprised of how I progressed.

I'm currently the complex marketing specialist at two properties Melbourne. I absolutely love my role. It's never the same it's always different that's what I've always wanted.

If it wasn't for my degree in Southern Cross University I wouldn't have been here today. My degree is truly giving me that experience to be able to go and see the world.

My journey so far has been so exciting that I really and truly can't wait to see where my degree will take me in the future.

Immerse yourself in an innovative learning environment and a truly unique university experience by studying a Southern Cross University degree at The Hotel School in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in tourism and hotel management at this establishment, well-known in the industry and perfectly positioned for internships in leading leisure and hospitality businesses.

By undertaking your Southern Cross degree at The Hotel School, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from management and hotel operations experts and work with fellow students from a broad range of backgrounds and with similar ambitions.

The Hotel School is a unique partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia, a global hotel investment group whose property portfolio includes the InterContinental Sydney, Hayman Island, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Salzburg Apartments, Marritz Alpine and Bimbadgen Estate.

So take advantage of the extensive networking, placement and Work Integrated Learning opportunities by studying at The Hotel School to enhance both your learning experience and career prospects.

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