Tourism student travelling towards a successful career
Third-year business student, Morgan Page, has her sights set on making her mark in the tourism industry after receiving a Minister’s Student Achiever Award last month.
Supported by Destination NSW, the annual awards are recognition of the academic achievement and promising talent of high-achieving students studying tourism across the state.
Fuelling her passion for travelling, Morgan’s Business degree has enabled her to travel to Fiji under a New Colombo Grant for an international work placement aimed at supporting community tourism development.
She also undertook work experience at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and volunteered at an international tourism and hospitality conference hosted by the Newcastle Business School earlier this year.
Unaware she had even been put forward for the award, Morgan said she was honoured to be nominated by her tourism lecturers.
“My tourism lecturers are so passionate about the field which gives me the motivation to work hard. I was actually speechless when I found out I had been nominated, but it makes putting in all the hard work at University worth it,” Morgan said.
Senior lecturer in tourism lecturer, Dr Tamara Young, said Morgan has proven herself to be highly engaged and dedicated to both her studies and career development in tourism.
“All tourism lecturers in the Business School have noted Morgan’s outstanding capabilities and personal qualities and it was a unanimous decision to nominate her for the Award,” Dr Young said.
With future plans to work as a destination development officer or in destination marketing, Morgan will put her skills and experience to practice through a graduate position with Flight Centre Travel Group early next year.
Morgan was one of 12 recipients presented with an award by NSW Minister for Tourism, Adam Marshall, at a ceremony in Parliament House on 27 September.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.