Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) School Tourism and Hospitality Management presented their successful students honor and high-honor certificates. The ceremony that took place at the EMU Tourism Faculty was attended by guest speakers Limak Cyprus Deluxe Hotel General Manager Mehmet Mülayim and Bellapais Gardens Hotel owner Executive Chef Selim Yeşilpınar
Addressing the students in an opening speech, Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç congratulated them and provided advice on how to achieve success in their careers. Indicating that being successful in classes is important but not completely sufficient for success after graduation Prof. Dr. Kılıç highlighted the advantages of participating in social and cultural activities during their time at the university. Also indicating that the friendships they form during their studies are important, Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç stated that these friendships play an important part in successful careers.
Limak Cyprus Deluxe Hotel General Manager Mehmet Mülayim delivered a presentation titled “Motivation in the Hotel Industry”. Mülayim also touched upon the importance of forming friendships noting that the friends sitting next to the students today could be partners in successful future projects. Providing plenty of examples from his own professional life Mülayim relayed useful advice to the students in attendance.
Bellapais Gardens Hotel owner Executive Chef Selim Yeşilpınar gave a talk titled “The Career Path in Cuisine” in which he stated the field is as critical for human health as the field of medicine. Noting that they need to fulfill their dreams one step at a time Yeşilpınar stated that learning, improving and working very hard are the keys to success.
After the speeches where the students learned important lessons about their academic life and careers, the guest speakers and EMU Tourism Faculty academicians presented 61 students from the Tourism / Tourism and Hospitality Management programs and 132 students from the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts / Culinary Arts programs their honor and high honor certificates. A group photo was taken at the end of the ceremony.