Mia Kun
  RIT Croatia, Class of 2017
  Hospitality and Service Management (IHSM)

  Employment:  Hilton

  Job title: Cluster Revenue Manager



Mia, tell us a bit about yourself and your RIT Croatia experience. 

My name is Mia Kun and I graduated in 2017 from International Hospitality and Service Management. I loved the program as it gave us an insight on how the industry works, we learned to co-operate and think as a team, whilst also working on our own, and lectures were interactive, which helped understand the subject better.

Where did your path lead you next, and finally where are you now and what are you working on?

After graduation I worked 1 year as a Reservations Intern and London Hilton on Park Lane, then I applied for Hilton’s first ever EDGE graduate program for Revenue Management. I’ve completed the 18 months training in March 2020, just before COVID-19 hit the industry.

In the meantime I finished a Creative Writing course and published my first Young Adult novel back in 2018 in Hungarian, and now I’m publishing in English as well.

How important is career-oriented education and gaining work experience prior to getting a job (co-ops and internships during your studies)?

For me cooperative education and mandatory internships helped a lot in shaping me into the person I’ve become. I didn’t really know at first what I wanted to do once I graduate so being able to experience different industries and make up my mind before graduation give me a head start in building my career. 

What advice do you have in one adapting to changes all around us – personally and professionally?

Most importantly we need to keep an open mind and be adaptable to changes. Our world is a fast paced one and we need to be able to keep up with everything going on. Be flexible in your approach to things and always look for alternative solutions.  

How important is quality education in dealing with unexpected and challenging times? How has RIT Croatia specifically prepared you for this?

Education is the key to prepare us for the future. For me RIT Croatia gave me all the tools to be prepared for the outside world. I believe that RIT Croatia builds a curriculum where students are exposed and tested in various environments, contrary to some other universities where they take only oral and written exams. Being in a more engaging and proactive environment helped me be more open minded and always be ready for something new.

What is your message to our current and potential students?

Always follow your dreams, even if no one believes in you. I learnt that at RIT.

RIT Croatia. Different from Day 1.

We are the right takeoff for your global career.

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