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Student Profile: Scholarship Recipient Courtney Brown

Student Profile: Scholarship Recipient Courtney Brown

With the closing date for the QRC National Scholarships fast approaching we thought we would share some insights from one of our 2015 Scholarship winners, Courtney Brown.

Courtney’s Tip: think to the future, where do you see yourself in the hospitality or tourism industry.

Courtney has set a high standard for herself at QRC, working hard to exceed expectations and show that she is a deserving scholarship recipient. Courtney has been an ambassador for the College and as a QRC Scholarship winner is also a Student Council Representative. She likes being involved and having a say in what is happening around the College and enjoys speaking on behalf of the student body.

Courtney, originally from Southland, is studying Hospitality Management and is currently completing her internship at Sofitel in Melbourne, Australia.

Courtney impressed the judging panel with a well-written scholarship application and excellent responses to the interview questions. Courtney put a lot of preparation and effort into her application and felt the most challenging aspect was really focusing on what direction she wanted her career to take and conveying that in the application and interview.

Although it was a little daunting to be interviewed by a panel of four, Courtney said it was a good opportunity to be in front of industry professionals.  “Even in the first interview process it was good to talk to industry people as the interviewers, to get their insight and also be able to ask them questions about their expectations etc”

Courtney was surprised and delighted when she received the call informing her she won the Hospitality Scholarship, “You never really feel like you will be the one to win” said Courtney.

Courtney choose QRC because of its strong management focus and paid industry internship. “The internship was certainly the main selling point as it is so important to have that experience when you go into the industry” said Courtney           

For more information about the National Scholarships click here.






  • Posted By: Rachel on Thu, 11th Aug 2016 @ 08:46:34