Megan Walendy knew that by studying tourism she was following her passion – but she never predicted what would ultimately launch her career.
“Tourism can shape who you are. It enables you to experience new cultures and cuisines, discover history and meet amazing people from around the world. It’s exciting to have a career in an industry that facilitates all this and more.
I was thrilled that not only did my placement become full-time employment, but the experience and networking skills gave me confidence in my abilities for the workforce.
The VU courses were focused and interesting. Through real life case studies you could see how each subject related to the industry. The staff were engaging and helpful, and the smaller class sizes allowed for more interaction and practical learning.
Ever-changing due to social, economic and environmental factors, these industries need skilled workers that can meet demand and are attuned to its current and future needs.”