Jacky Yau: Why I love studying, living and developing myself in Vienna!


Concerning Jacky Yau
Bachelor student of Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations

What are your thoughts on your time at MU so far?

I have been at MU for almost 3 years and I really love this place! I have the chance to meet so many people from around the globe, exchange values and share cultures. I am glad to have made a huge group of international friends. If I have any difficulties in my academic or university life, I always have an answer from the staff or professors, or I will be sent to a right direction. The university is located on Kahlenberg with a great view of Vienna. I am so honored to spend my uni life up there.

Why would you like to stay in Vienna after MU?

It has been ranked as the most livable city over the past decade. The city is home to so many different museums and palaces, which means walking around the city during my free time is never boring. As a coffee drinker I really love the Viennese Coffee culture. I can easily find a café around the corner and enjoy a cup of coffee. All these things are totally different from my home town!

You have recently started working at one of Vienna's top hotels, Le Meridien. What tips do you have to be successful in a job interview?

As soon as I know I have the job interview, I do some research on the company to make sure I am informed and well aware of company culture. I will prepare a short introduction about myself and questions to ask the interviewers after the interview. Last but not least, I always 10 minutes early to give myself time to focus, prepare and make any last minute preparations. And always dress to impress!

How would you like to develop yourself, now you've taken your first steps in the hotel industry at Le Meridien?

After working at the Le Meridien, I see myself continuing to work in the Hospitality Industry in Europe after graduating from MU. This field has a high demand for talent and is developing fast, as more and more people see the value in travel and have lifestyles which give them time to visit new places.

Jacky's tips when applying for an internship:

• Attend internship preparatory course as early as possible
• Have a nice picture on the resume
• Apply 3 months in advance the desired period

Make good use of your Austrian Residence Permit, you can have a chance to work in Austria even if you are not from the EU! I can do it and you can do it! Modul Career has a strong connection with partners, thanks to them so I can get the internship.