Meet Marc Isaacs



An Interview with Marc Isaacs
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
The Hotel School Sydney (THSS)

2012 Graduate

Laurence - How did you choose where to study?

Marc - I had done some research online including looking at various reviews and forums.  Location is important too.  My mind was already 75% made up when I went to visit an agency for referrals.  I didn't tell them which institution I was most interested in, as I wanted to get an unbiased opinion. When I told them I wanted to do a hospitality based degree he immediately mentioned my first choice!  Of course there were other options but the internet research had sealed it for me.  I was fortunate enough to be able to set up a meeting with the General Manager of my chosen institution who happened to be visiting London the following week – for what I thought was an informal meeting with the GM to find out more about the course.  After a 45 minute chat in the bar of the InterContinental Hotel London, I was offered a place for the following year! The GM was warm and friendly and made me feel like I’d chosen the right place.  Looking back three and a half years later, I was right.

Laurence - How were you able to incorporate your existing experience working within the events industry, into your study program?  

Marc - I spent most of my degree relating what I was learning to actual real life work scenarios that I had experienced myself.  Almost everything I was learning made so much sense and fitted into areas of my work, from HR practices and recruiting staff for events, to learning about financing and event budgets. It was really great to learn things that directly related to my experience.  

Laurence - How beneficial was the experience of studying in Australia for you?

Marc - I think living and studying in another country shows you have the ability and maturity to live and work outside your comfort zone and still succeed.