Chinese adventure which began in Buxton
Date posted: 2 April 2014
An internship in China has given a University of Derby Buxton student a world-wide web of contacts.
Second year BA (Hons) Tourism Management degree undergraduate Delia Moisa has completed a sandwich year of work experience in the city of Chendgu, the capital of Sichuan province and traditional home of the Giant Panda.
Delia comes from Romania and was given a wide range of responsibilities at the H-Hotel Riverside.
She said: "The support I have been given here has been incredible.
"People used to say that interns were treated badly, but I never experienced that. I felt valued, I felt like I could deliver something for this company and gained so much more than working experience. I established connections which I hope will last for a lifetime."
Delia worked in guest relations, marketing, food and beverage and on the front desk.
She added: "This gave me an overall view and a more comprehensive understanding of how things work in this industry".
"I felt like a part of me already belonged to China. I love its friendly people and I discovered their culture, which is absolutely fascinating. I am somehow part of it now."
Tourism Lecturer Peter Wiltshier said: "Our courses give students the opportunity not just to see the world but to see how the real world operates, which has given the University of Derby Buxton an enviable reputation for employability among new graduates."