My name is Aye J. Umaru and I am happy to introduce myself as the new E-Ambassador for the coming school year January 2011. I am a postgraduate who will be pursuing a Diploma In Hospitality Management. I am very excited about embarking on this next stage of my life but more excited about being able to share my experiences with both present and prospective students. I do hope that my experiences will create a vision of what it feels like to be part of the Glion family.
As I will be speaking to you on a regular basis, I feel it is very important to give you brief background information about who I am and why I have chosen to pursue Hospitality Management in this prestigious university, Glion.
I have just completed my undergraduate degree in the Regents Business School London.
However, I was born in Minna a small city in north central Nigeria, Africa. Nigeria is known as the giant of Africa with the highest population in the entire Africa.
Though I was born there, I spent most of my life travelling and being educated all around the world. My academic career away from home began when I was 10 years of age.
My parents sent me off to a private boarding school in Switzerland called John F. Kennedy International School, which has a student body of over twenty different nationalities where I graduated from the eighth grade.
I pursued my high school diploma immediately after that at the prestigious Aiglon College, also an international school that nurtures up to 58 different nationalities. Ten years later, I have seen my out-going qualities improve significantly not only from being around people of different backgrounds but from being opportune to attend a university in one of the most cosmopolitan cities’ in the world, London.
It is no surprise that one of my favourite hobbies’ is meeting people from all around the globe. I am a very sociable and out-going person. Amongst my other hobbies includes fashion design hence why I pursued an internship in Haute Couture Fashion design Boutique for 2 months. I was opportune to experience what it feels like working hand-in-hand with fashion designers as well fabric manufacturers. I also love listening to music, visiting restaurants with different cuisines, patisseries with Ladurée being my personal favourite and travelling. I believe an excellent holiday consists of a stay in an excellent hotel, which has a strong reputation for its hospitality treatment. It is no surprise that my love for travelling and hotels influenced my desire to pursue a course in one of the most prestigious hotel management universities in the world; Glion; a university family am very proud to be part of.
This is the beginning of my career, and am confident that Glion has what it takes to help me embark on this next stage of my career.