– While exploring options and programs, when I came

– LISA LING

It has been my dream since long, to pursue
higher studies that too abroad. While exploring options and programs, when I
came across this program in Tourism Management, it grabbed my attention and it
led me to believe that it will help me achieve my goal of working for the
tourism sector.

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It will help to broaden my horizons and
prepare myself for a world of new and challenging opportunities.

Although,
I already hold a MBA degree with specialization in Human Resource from India, I
am confident enough that the Masters of Tourism Management program at Royal
Roads University will help me gain valuable experience in different cultures
and business environments.

 

 

During my Under Graduate
Studies, I have benefited myself from the vast curriculum that the university
had provided. Being a topper at the Graduation level, I always had that passion
to take up further studies in the same direction.

 

In my Post
Graduate studies, the course curriculum has given me exposure to core areas of
Business Administration and Human Resource Management. Also, the program gave
me practical insights through its summer internship module which helped me to
gain in-depth understanding of the theories taught.

 

I was
lucky enough to secure a job while pursuing my internship during MBA. Post successful
completion of the program, I started my 6-year long journey in the corporate
world. It is the experience, that has moulded me into a better person, both
personally and professionally.

 

In these
entire 6 years, I had the privilege to work with start-ups and bigger MNCs as
well.

I worked
with 3 organizations, the first one being a Digital Marketing Agency – Pensa
Media Solutions Pvt Ltd, which was just a strength of 13 people when I had
joined. I along with the team, helped to set up and steam line processes which
in turn, built a strong 1000-member team over a period of 3 years. Post that, I
joined another organization, which was a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
consulting firm – Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd. With this
organization, I started as Assistant Manager – Human Resources and got promoted
to Manager – Human Resource within a year. My third assignment was with a US
based market research firm – Innovate MR, where I joined as a Senior Manager –
Human Resources.

 

During my
stint with the first two organizations, I had the opportunity of developing and
implementing policies and procedures from scratch and explore all possible
avenues of work, whether it be Human Resource, Administration, Event Management
and a bit of Media & Communications as well. 

 

The idea of pursuing a career within the tourist sector
has really appealed to me and fired my imagination while I was working. I found
the course very rewarding because it opened my mind to the fact that working in
tourism offers an unparalleled chance to combine together two subjects that
have always been of great interest to me: business and travel. The idea of
running a business speaks to my very hands-on approach to life. I discovered that
the tourist sector offers a wealth of managerial opportunities to people with
the right skills, yet unlike many other industries the product on offer–travel
and vacations–is one that cannot fail to be exciting. I am now relishing the
possibility of being able to return to being involved in this area academically
through studying it at university in preparation for a career in the sector.

 

I have always believed in the value of preparation when
attempting to achieve goals. I also firmly believe it is never too late to
start doing what you wish to.

 

So, after working for 6
years, I felt it is the right time to explore opportunities and pursue my
dream.

 

I strongly feel that this
Masters of Tourism Management at Royal Roads University would indeed be a
learning and cherishing experience and it would surely turn out to be a turning
point in my career and would help me to attain my long-term goals.

 

I look forward to be a part
of your esteemed institution.