Introducing your Student Council Presidents for January 2017, David Stuart & Tameka Gallon
We asked these Hospitality Management students a few questions to get to know them a little bit better.
Where is your hometown?
David – I’m from Auckland’s North Shore, all stereotypes included.
Tameka – Hokitika (West Coast, South Island)
Why did you choose to come to QRC?
David – After 2 years in the University of Auckland, I found that I enjoyed my part-time work in a bar interacting with others more than my study of English and History; so I looked for another option. QRC was that option and the rest is, much like my previous studies, history!
Tameka – After attending Career Week during high school, I decided to come to QRC. Many aspects of the college helped me make my decision including the class sizes, the location, the subjects, the lifestyle and the opportunities I could gain from attending QRC (9 month internship and gateway to ICMS in Manly, Sydney).
Where did you complete your internship?
David – I was fortunate enough to work in F&B at Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge, out in the bustling metropolis (300 people) of Glenorchy.
Tameka – I was fortunate to complete my internship at One & Only Hayman Island, located in The Whitsundays, Australia. I worked as a Guest Service Agent & also did babysitting for the Kids Only Department during my spare time.
What do you hope to achieve as Student Council President?
David – Tameka and I are keen to get the council to take a more active role in organising events and quality-of-life changes for students. Cross term interaction is the ultimate goal; we’re all in this together after all.
Tameka – David and I have already come up with numerous ideas in which we wish to implement throughout the term. Personally I would like to see all the terms mingle & get to know one another more.