Measuring Our Success by that of our Graduates

You will find our graduates working as supervisors and specialists through to senior and general managers. Their employers range from boutique establishments to large multi-national hotels and resorts. Casinos, airlines and other hospitality industry related organisations also headhunt our graduates. Others have taken the entrepreneurial ICHM spirit and established their own hospitality inspired businesses and consultancies.

You'll see some of our graduate success stories using the menu below, on our social channels and on our Graduates in Industry International Advisory Committee (GIIAC) page.

“The ICHM alumni are now establishing themselves as leaders within various markets and growing into an enviable and enjoyable network.”
- Justin Pitt, General Manager, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Siem Reap

Australia & Asia Pacific

Amy Holt
Position: Front Office Manager
Hotel: Rydges Hotel & Resorts, Brisbane, Australia

"Since I was young, I have always known I had a passion for hospitality. ICHM really fuelled this passion by surrounding me with likeminded people, and equipped me with invaluable industry knowledge, experience and contacts. I wouldn't trade my time at ICHM for anything".

"Since I was young, I have always known I had a passion for hospitality. ICHM really fuelled this passion by surrounding me with likeminded people, and equipped me with invaluable industry knowledge, experience and contacts. I wouldn't trade my time at ICHM for anything".


Benjamin Krieg
Position: Area General Manager,
Hotel: Accor Hotels Midscale & Economy Brands, Thailand

"As a student at ICHM I quickly aspired to the role of General Manager and aligned my career path to achieve this ambition. ICHM gave me the rounding out of skills and knowledge to fast track through early positions and make those first cruicial moves into management. ICHM was totally worth it as my career progression has been a lot faster in comparison".

"As a student at ICHM I quickly aspired to the role of General Manager and aligned my career path to achieve this ambition. ICHM gave me the rounding out of skills and knowledge to fast track through early positions and make those first cruicial moves into management. ICHM was totally worth it as my career progression has been a lot faster in comparison".


Elena Sin
Position: General Manager
Hotel: Compass Group

“What we have accomplished in our time at ICHM cannot all be summarised in a diploma or degree. In addition to our quality classroom education, we have received an education in life, which has translated into success all over the world and across industries. I now have the opportunity to further develop my hospitality skills and put all the knowledge I learnt at ICHM.”

“What we have accomplished in our time at ICHM cannot all be summarised in a diploma or degree. In addition to our quality classroom education, we have received an education in life, which has translated into success all over the world and across industries. I now have the opportunity to further develop my hospitality skills and put all the knowledge I learnt at ICHM.”

Although of Korean heritage Elena was born and raised in Spain before making the decision to join ICHM in July 2005. During her initial SHA studies she undertook internships at the Sebel in Melbourne and the Shangri-La Marina Cairns in Queensland; before taking on a Corporate Management Trainee program with the Hyatt Corporation in San Diego California for twelve months.  Following which Elena returned to ICHM to complete her Bachelor Degree studies in 2009.
 
Upon graduation she was offered a position at the Westin Melbourne as their Service Express Department Team Leader. Then within just six months she was offered another role with the Hyatt Regency Perth as their Assistant Manager Banquets and Conferencing.  While still at the Hyatt in Perth Elena’s talents were quickly spotted and she was offered a slightly different role with Sodexo Remote Sites Australia New Zealand, a French catering and facilities management company as their Quality and Events Controller at one of the Newmont gold mines.

Since then she has been appointed a Project Manager, overseeing all the catering and function requirements needed at the site, with a particularly strong focus on quality assurance and control.  It is also slightly different as she is required to fly-in and fly-out of the area very couple of weeks, and in her own words she is “absolutely loving the job and the lifestyle”.

Elena is now currently working as General Manager at the Compass Group located in Perth, Australia. 

 


Fiona Winger
Position: Resident Manager
Hotel: Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spa, Fiji

"ICHM allowed me to tailor my degree to suit me, which in turn let me drive my own career and journey within hotel management.  ICHM is a great platform to propel you into an industry full of invaluable opportunities". 

"ICHM allowed me to tailor my degree to suit me, which in turn let me drive my own career and journey within hotel management.  ICHM is a great platform to propel you into an industry full of invaluable opportunities". 


Jason McGowan
Position: General Manager
Hotel: Mantra Tullamarine

"At ICHM I found that our lecturers had global experience and taught the finer points of international hotel management with a complementary balance between traditional European hotel management theory and the ever-emerging new world hotel management concepts".

"At ICHM I found that our lecturers had global experience and taught the finer points of international hotel management with a complementary balance between traditional European hotel management theory and the ever-emerging new world hotel management concepts".


Lachlan Sinclair
Position: Wine Club & Cellar Door Manager
Hotel: Glandore Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

"My time at ICHM gave me the solid base needed to find my feet in the hospitality industry and fast track my career. Studying at ICHM gives you a broad knowledge of the wider industry and has the flexibility to really let you find your passion and become a true success in the industry".

"My time at ICHM gave me the solid base needed to find my feet in the hospitality industry and fast track my career. Studying at ICHM gives you a broad knowledge of the wider industry and has the flexibility to really let you find your passion and become a true success in the industry".


Marvie Spies
Position: Assistant Director of Talent & Culture
Hotel: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Australia

"ICHM provided me with insipration and foundation in being an effective leader and a valuable contributor to the business. It is an institution that will guide, support and challenge you to reach your potential in the hotel industry. I gradauted a number of years ago and they still have the time to connect with me. This gesture from my perpective is above and beyond"

"ICHM provided me with insipration and foundation in being an effective leader and a valuable contributor to the business. It is an institution that will guide, support and challenge you to reach your potential in the hotel industry. I gradauted a number of years ago and they still have the time to connect with me. This gesture from my perpective is above and beyond"


Natalia Rodrigues
Position: Brand Manager - Boys at Mattel ANZ
Hotel: Mattel Australia & New Zealand

"ICHM encourages people to strive for the best. The skills and knowledge learnt empower students to make informed decisions and prepare them for all industry challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ICHM and constantly draw on my experiences. The exposure to such a diverse cultural student base made the learning environment unique and required us to think in different ways. I am so grateful for my years spent at ICHM, for the friendships I built, the networks created and the empowerment I feel to grow within the industry".

"ICHM encourages people to strive for the best. The skills and knowledge learnt empower students to make informed decisions and prepare them for all industry challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ICHM and constantly draw on my experiences. The exposure to such a diverse cultural student base made the learning environment unique and required us to think in different ways. I am so grateful for my years spent at ICHM, for the friendships I built, the networks created and the empowerment I feel to grow within the industry".


Rachel (Cole) Kraft
Position: Operations & Relationships Manager
Hotel: Stonyridge Vineyard Waiheke Island, New Zealand

"ICHM empowers students to strive for the best and achieve their goals. The collaboration between classes, practicals, both individual and group projects and industry placements provided the knowledge and skills to be prepared and driven in the workplace for endless success. With this, and the networks created, I have been able to develop my own career within the hotel and hospitality industry and know the future continues to be bright and exciting. I don't ever forget .....network, network, network!"

"ICHM empowers students to strive for the best and achieve their goals. The collaboration between classes, practicals, both individual and group projects and industry placements provided the knowledge and skills to be prepared and driven in the workplace for endless success. With this, and the networks created, I have been able to develop my own career within the hotel and hospitality industry and know the future continues to be bright and exciting. I don't ever forget .....network, network, network!"


Rachel Czyczelis (Soysa)
Position: Business Development Manager - MICE
Hotel: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), Melbourne

"My experience at ICHM was definitely one that ensured I was prepared for working in the real world upon graduating. Through the class practicals, projects and industry placements each year I was prepared to commence my career with confidence and excitement. With the education and world class qualification I was provided with at ICHM, I was able to start as a Front Office Receptionist in an international 5 star hotel chain. From there my career progressed rapidly to Reservations Agent then Groups Reservation Coordinator to Conference and Events Executive within the space of 2 years. ICHM also provides a solid foundation for networking - I still keep in touch with many fellow students who are also progressing their careers in the industry here and overseas - its wonderful to hear about their success stories!" 

"My experience at ICHM was definitely one that ensured I was prepared for working in the real world upon graduating. Through the class practicals, projects and industry placements each year I was prepared to commence my career with confidence and excitement. With the education and world class qualification I was provided with at ICHM, I was able to start as a Front Office Receptionist in an international 5 star hotel chain. From there my career progressed rapidly to Reservations Agent then Groups Reservation Coordinator to Conference and Events Executive within the space of 2 years. ICHM also provides a solid foundation for networking - I still keep in touch with many fellow students who are also progressing their careers in the industry here and overseas - its wonderful to hear about their success stories!" 


Sophie Kim
Position: Front Office Manager
Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Sydney, Australia

"Since I was 12-year-old girl I knew I wanted to be a hotelier so choosing to study ICHM was the best choice. I loved how you were able to complete 3 industry placements while studying where you can build your experience and expand your network. ICHM has taught me valuable leadership skills and opened myself to amazing opportunities. When you are ambitious, work hard and follow your dreams anything is possible! I am very excited with the opportunities that lie ahead of me and following my dream of being a General Manager one day".

"Since I was 12-year-old girl I knew I wanted to be a hotelier so choosing to study ICHM was the best choice. I loved how you were able to complete 3 industry placements while studying where you can build your experience and expand your network. ICHM has taught me valuable leadership skills and opened myself to amazing opportunities. When you are ambitious, work hard and follow your dreams anything is possible! I am very excited with the opportunities that lie ahead of me and following my dream of being a General Manager one day".


Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia

North America & Canada

Carmine Lommazzo
Position: General Manager
Hotel: The Westin Anatheim Resort, California

"ICHM gave me the skills and knowledge I needed to leap into the Hotel Industry. and it helped build relationships with fellow students who are now long-time friends and success stories themselves and working all around the world. I have been lucky enough to lead many luxury hotels, and in rare moments of calm at work, I reflect upon the lessons, and many fun times at ICHM. I am truly grateful."

"ICHM gave me the skills and knowledge I needed to leap into the Hotel Industry. and it helped build relationships with fellow students who are now long-time friends and success stories themselves and working all around the world. I have been lucky enough to lead many luxury hotels, and in rare moments of calm at work, I reflect upon the lessons, and many fun times at ICHM. I am truly grateful."