Mixing tourism and hospitality for an internship is possible! Nadia Davis has landed a dual role working as Cafe Supervisor for adventure tourism giant AJ Hackett Bungy.
Where are you doing your internship, who for and what is your job title?
I am working for AJ Hackett Bungy at the Kawarau Bridge working in the cafe as the cafe supervisor.
What has been a high light of internship so far?
A highlight of my internship is definitely working with a great team, although I’m in the cafe I talk to everyone when they come and get their coffee’s in the mornings. Also definitely getting out of my comfort zone and doing a bungy jump.
How did the internship team help with your placement?
I found the job myself whilst I was looking in term 2, I didn’t think working in a hotel was for me so I wanted to do something else in hospitality so once I found this job I was excited to apply. I had talked to Adam about it and he got in touch with one of the AJ Hackett managers and from there I got a phone call and had 2 interviews and got the job!
What is it like working in hospitality for an “Adventure Tourism” business?
I love it, I feel like I get to experience both sides of the industry, meet so many different people in such a cool work environment.
What advice would you give to students who are considering studying with QRC?
I would 100% recommend QRC. My advice would be to just make the move if you’re considering it. It is scary to make the first step and move away from home on your own but you make so many friends that it never feels lonely, especially moving into the lodge. The lodge is the best time of your QRC experience. You are also in such a beautiful place in New Zealand, with heaps of different people and heaps of things to do.
Last but not least, how many bungys have you done out there?
I have done 2 Bungy’s, the Nevis Swing and I have done heaps of Ziprides.
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