Student Profile: Lai Ching Yau
Name: Lai Ching (Keira) Yau
Home Country: Hong Kong
Emphasis: Hospitality Management
Graduation Year: 2018
Why did you choose to attend the School of Travel Industry Management?
The growing hospitality industry and the reputation of TIM school in the hospitality industry in Hawaii was appealing to me and makes the TIM school unique.
What do you enjoy most about the school and why?
Professors in TIM school are passionate to teach, and they are willing to help when you have any inquiries and problems. I enjoyed having classes in the TIM School because of the welcoming and encouraging environment.
What are three words (or more) you would use to describe the TIM School?
Diverse, welcoming, encouraging
What TIM activities/student organizations are you involved in?
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
What has your favorite class or professor been so far and can you explain why?
My favorite class so far has been TIM 403 – Revenue Management. Professor Seo invited experienced hospitality guests to teach and deliver lectures.
What advice can you give to students who are considering attending the School of Travel Industry Management?
There are lots of opportunities (e.g. scholarships, social events, internships, etc) from TIM school. However, you need to prepare yourself well enough to gain any of these opportunities. My advice to students is that ask more about what opportunities that school can offer to students then work persistently to prepare yourself in order to take advantage of the opportunities.