We leave no stones unturned as onwards we go. SHTCA Alumni!
And whilst we are still working on stories and articles to fill up the Alumni section, you may want to have a look at our Memories-section, where some of our Alumni share their success stories with us.
Successful living through KDU University College (SHTCA)
Regardless of academia or life in General, KDU believes that people should learn more from people and not just from books. Here at KDU, the lessons are learnt but the people are celebrated for the inspiration they bring to each other. Below are some of SHTCA alumni share their success story:
Shirley Hoo - Director of Communication @ KULAI Group, Graduate of 1991
Of her experience in KDU, Shirley recalls, "It is best remembered for how it nurtured me; I learnt discipline, self-reliance and decision-making. The extensive practical experience gained, complemented theory well and gave me truthful insights into the industry. Today, I am happy to be on the Executive Committee of Prince Hotel. Four years ago, I became the first hotelier to be accredited by IPRM. The KDU experience has well prepared me for my present position. To young aspirant in my field, I would advise them to develop consistency in their effort, determination and an ability to learn from failures. Mental strength goes a long way; thank you, KDU."
Amanda Wan - Graduate of 2009, Valedictorian IMI Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel & Tourism Management (1st Class Honours); Assistant Bar Manager, Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur
Amanda is living her dreams as a professional bartender and recently became the first Malaysian girl and the only other lady out of 24 finalists, to compete at the Diageo Reserve World Class Finals 2010 held in Athens. This spunky lass knew what she wanted to do in life and pursued it endlessly. Not one to take "No" for an answer, Amanda shared, "I had to prove myself. That's why the Diageo Reserve World Class means a lot to me, because it proves that bartending is a real job, at many professional levels. It took a lot of preseverance, focus and hard work to reach this stage. But it has been a tremendeous achievement so far, and i am so very excited about what lies ahead!"
Susan Wang - Director, Talent Management Greater China & Mongolia, Graduate of 2002
I pursued my Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management from year 2000 to 2002 in KDU. There were many sweet memories on my mind until today. From being selected as class representative to being awarded the KDU Scholarship, I must say I was given an equal chance with all international and local students. The study environment in KDU was safe and healthy. As for the learning journey, from class room studies to practical training in kitchens, it was an unforgettable as we get the real taste of the hospitality industry. With all these beneficial learning's, the school has taught us to have an attitude and aptitude to explore our career life. Start and choose your learning journey with KDU.