Welcome to Hotel ICON’s Internship Program (WIE) Yearbook! A LETTER FROM YEARBOOK COMMITTEE The WIE program was set up to give our students opportunities for access to invaluable working experience in Hotel ICON by practicing what they learn ed from class into the real world. If you could intern once, we can agree that Hotel ICON is the best place to do it since Hotel ICON is a hotel unlike any other. It is all about individuality and a celebration of Hong Kong’s finest. And As the world’s first co-located, co- lead program offered in a teaching and research hotel - Hotel ICON believes in the future of Asian hospitality and provides a dynamic environment to inspiring a new generation of passionate pioneering hoteli ers and students who will one day take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry This yearbook outlines some of the feedback from the intern students in 2012 about their experiences, and provides a valuable record of how fruitful inter nship experience can be. We would like to extend a very special ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to putting this publication together and for sharing details of your experi ence so generously. Yours Truly, Yearbook Committee 2012YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Cindy Liu; Iris Chen; Suki Qiang;
ICON PATH1. FACTS OF HOTEL ICON2. YOU ARE UNLIKE ANY OTHER3. THE UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OFLIFE TIME4. THE UNIQUE PRACTICEENVIRONMENT5. YOU WILL BE IN DIFFERENTPOSITION6. YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TRAINER7. GUIDE TO INTERNAWESOMENESS8. TRAINING, VISITING &GATHERING9. YOU DESERVED...
Hotel ICON- the Innovative Campus for Outstanding Novice INDIVIDUALITY CULTURE OBJECT NOVELTYA stay at Hotel ICON is an in- We’re passionate about local Hotel ICON is found to better Hotel ICON features chic andvitation to discover a fresh culture - art and design, serve tourism, benefit the stylish interior design com-interpretation of traditional fabulous food and a modern community and showcase the plemented with revolution-Asian hospitality, with all of its sparkle packaged up with best of our city. Hotel ICON ary technology and intelli-attentive and courteous quali- perfect service. But we also complex represents the gent luxuries. Complimen-ties. Hotel ICON is all about have an undeniably interna- global centre of excellence tary mini-bar; complimen-haute style and architectural tional flavor and this is re- in hospitality and tourism tary wired and Wi-Fi high-cool. The creative buzz of flected throughout every as- education research. As the speed internet and more.Hong Kong has inspired our pect of our service. It is what world’s first co-located, co- To further facilitate research,every detail. Hotel ICON makes Hong Kong unique - lead program offered in a three prototype guestroomsrepresents the combined ef- the representation every- teaching and research hotel - under the themes of design,forts of Hong Kong’s most where of different cultures. Hotel ICON believes in the innovation, and well-beingcreative talents. Standing as a Yet, you’ll find the ambience future of Asian hospitality have been built for experi-testament to design innova- here familiar and comfort- and provides a dynamic en- mentation of advanced con-tion, this landmark property able - the perfect balance of vironment to inspiring new cepts and creative ideas. Afeatures work from acclaimed high style and traditional generation of passionate pio- crucial learning experience,local and international talents. hospitality - exciting yet in- neering hoteliers and stu- these prototypes could beHotel ICON was founded and formal, responsive and pas- dents who will one day take where the guestroom of theowned by the School of Hotel sionate. Hotel ICON reflects their positions as leaders in future is conceived.& Tourism Management at the true essence of Hong the hospitality and tourismHong Kong Polytechnic Uni- Kong industry.versity instead of a propertyof an international hotel chain.
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THE UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OF LIFE TIME What was your intern project? “America’s Test Kitchen Food & Friends Dinner Parties.” America’s Test Kitchen re- cently published their Menu Cookbook and I needed a way to show off what the book was capable of. We asked bloggers across North America to help us host an America’s Test Kitchen dinner party using the cookbook. After going through numerous applicants, I narrowed the field down to six lucky bloggers. Every week, a blogger shared their ex- perience using the book and had their post featured on The Feed. What did you learn from the project? I learned that mail- ing packages to Canada and rack of lamb dinners can get really expensive. What was your favorite part of the internship? Besides living the dream in Boston and working for a brand I abso- lutely adore? Working with Steph and the rest of new media tree house. Every day I learned something new and was amazed by all of the hard work, passion and knowledge my co-workers bestowed upon me. The taste tests were cool too. What advice would you give to applicants and future in- terns? If you have a passion for food and social media, you are going to love this experience. Take it all in because that three months goes by fast. Go to all of the taste tests and stick around for the discussions, you’re going to be blown away by the knowledge that gets passed around.
THE UNIQUE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENTWelcome to the Department of Computing and Mathematics,Schools Liaison Initiative.During the past few years the Department has been activelyengaged in enhancing links with local schools and colleges andour visits have proved very popular.You can find some of the schools and colleges that we havegiven talks to and their comments by following the SchoolsVisited link.This initiative is constantly evolving and currently we offer aprogram of free talks aimed at 6th form students at schools/colleges within a 20 mile radius of Manchester city centre.However, if your college is further afield and you would beinterested in a talk, please contact us so we can discuss yourrequirements.If you look at our Talks or Workshop links you will see the va-riety of talks that we offer at the moment. Some of the talkssupport a Public Understanding of Science and can be tailoredto suit different audiences. The list is not static and new talkswill be added as they become available.
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