Student Life Testimonials

Meet Maxwell, BMIHMS Undergraduate Transfer Student


Hello, my name is Maxwell Herbert and I am an International Event Management student at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. I am a transfer student originally from Kendall College in the United States.  I have always had a passion for traveling and that passion is the reason why I chose hospitality and Kendall College.

This is my very first time in Australia and it has been an amazing experience thus far.  I honestly didn’t think Australia was going to be that different from the United States, but I was wrong.  Most of the differences are small.  For example, Australians spell some words differently like colour or apologise and also how Australians drive on the opposite side of the road.

From the first day of my first term starting in January of 2014 I have jumped head first into the school.  That has allowed me to meet amazing people, grow professionally in the industry through volunteer and academic experiences, and also to be the very first transfer student elected as the President of the Student Representative Council (SRC).

Unfortunately, I only have a limited time here at the Leura Campus in the Blue Mountains.  In July I will have successfully completed two academic terms and I will then continue on to a six month industry placement involving Event Management.  After my industry placement ends in December, I will be returning to Kendall College to finish my last year of school.  After graduation I plan to become a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) and also earn a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).


BMIHMS Undergraduate Transfer Student


About the Author

Blue Mountains International School

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) has been providing hospitality education since 1991. The school was the first of its kind in Australia when it opened and has grown to be recognised as a leading provider of Hospitality Degree Courses. Over 23 years the Leura campus has developed hospitality degree courses where students live and study in a simulated hotel environment. This reflects the famous Swiss hotel school model of teaching and learning. In 2010, we were ranked the number 1 hospitality management school in Asia Pacific and Australia (TNS Survey 2013).