“Were we not born to wander? “William Butler Yeats
My name is Tatiana Bulakh and I completed the Tourism with Business QQI Level 6 course in 2017/18 in Moate Business College. I am a mature student, who decided to follow my dreams.
Despite the many years of the office administration experience, traveling always was present in my life. It is something that I love to do and talk about, and working in this field has given me an opportunity to share my passion with other travellers from around the world. The Travel & Tourism industry is extremely vast with many job opportunities such as travel agents, tour guides, tour operators, front office or hotel managers, customer service or airport ground agents and many others. You are also exposed to different parts of the industry and may also find yourself drawn to an area you never thought you would be!
I decided to do the Tourism with Business Level 6 course because I felt that it would fit excellently into my career path, and also because I believed that it will stimulate me and help me to reach my potential. I hoped to develop not only as a student but as an individual, and I am sure that my knowledge and self-confidence has increased after completing the course.
Full-time education combined with a part-time job and family responsibilities was not easy, but it was a real challenge and an invaluable experience for me! Once again, I reminded myself that the busiest people always have time for everything! During my study at MBC I did not only learn about the Travel industry and how to create and deliver a proper sales presentation, prepare, organise and manage an event, deal with customers, manage the human resources, create and process word documents, working as a ground handling agent at the airport, including main international regulations and polices, but I also had an opportunity to improve my time management, organisational, problem solving and communication skills.
Also, I feel honoured to have been chosen to visit Italy for 3 weeks under the Erasmus + program which is run by the college. It gave me a chance to live with a family and get a deep look in to the Italian traditions, life style, food and culture. I took part in many local activities including Alp Mountain hiking, cheese and honey production as well as a visit city to Turin and its famous museums, galleries and churches.
After all, it was a great fun! Here I met fantastic people of different ages and bright personalities. I want to thank the college management, the teachers and friendly staff for all their support and I will miss all my classmates, our teamwork activities, road trips and site visits.
I would highly recommend the MBC to anyone considering undertaking a Further Education Course. The college is located in a beautiful historical town and offers students a range of courses, services and activities, modern computer rooms, affordable fees, canteen facilities and convenient bus routes. It is a real hidden gem within the Midlands, where everybody can make lifelong friends, gain many valuable skills as well as find opportunities for career and personal development.
I applied to undertake the Tourism with Business QQI Level 6 course in Moate Business College in 2016, because I believe it is important to get an international qualification and understand how this amazing industry works in Ireland.
The course is very detailed and gives the students important guidelines in order to enable them to work in different areas of the Tourism Sector such as Hotels, Travel Agents, Event Management, Airports etc. MBC also provides all necessary support on a daily basis and the competency of the tutors is the key to achieving your goals throughout the course.
At the moment I’m working as Receptionist and Booking Agent in the Annebrook House Hotel in Mullingar and my goal is not only to build up a career, but also grow professionally within this sector which offers many areas to explore and eventually become an accomplished professional.
I highly recommend MBC and encourage all international students to take part in one of the many courses available. All your efforts will be worth it in the end.
“I originally studied Computer Studies in Moate Business College in 2012, at this time I was unsure what I wanted to do as a career. After completing this course, I went on to work in two different jobs and realised the real path I wanted to take. I wanted to become a Travel Agent and my best step forward was to complete the Tourism with Business course. So, I returned to Moate in September 2016 and studied the QQI Level 6 Tourism with Business Course. During this last year I have learnt so much and have developed myself personally and professionally. I was also lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Erasmus Programme. I got to go to Italy and experience a whole new culture. How amazing is that? With mandatory work experience I got to work in a travel agency which I still work in once a week. I know now that this is the definitely the path I want to take and I know I have a bit to go before I’m fully qualified but I wouldn’t have gotten this far without the course I did here in Moate Business College. My confidence has grown as I know that I can do anything I want once I work hard and believe in myself. All this could not off happened without the help of my amazing tutors and I will be ever so grateful.”
“My time in Moate Business College was exceptional. The lecturers are incredibly helpful and are always available for support and guidance. I would like to give a special thanks to the two Bernie’s (lecturers), to this day I tell people how amazing both of you and the other lecturing staff in Moate were to me during my time in the college. Thanks to your help, expertise and guidance, I completed the level 5 in Nursing Studies. From there I completed the Bachelors honors degree in Social Care Practice and finally a Masters in Child and Youth Studies. I currently work for Tusla Child and Family agency and I have applied for a PHD in Children and Youth research to commence in September 2018 in UCD. I had the help I needed in Moate, I had the guidance and support, which in turn helped me develop as a student and achieve things that were once beyond my imagination. So Thank you Moate Business College, for the amazing experience and opportunity for growth and development. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then Moate Business College is the College for you!”
“I attended Moate Business College from 2015-2017, studying Art and Craft Level 5. It is a part time course run over two years. I always loved art in school but my career took me down a different direction. When the opportunity arose to attend MBC and immerse myself daily in art, it was a delight for me. The art teachers and all the staff were excellent, professional, dedicated and encouraging. They were always available to give advice and support. The amount of knowledge I received was beyond my expectations. I also got the opportunity to go to Italy on a Erasmus programme for three weeks. MBC is a little gem in the midlands and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, no matter what stage of life you are at.”