Thank you so much, for Bogor Hotel Institute that changed me to become a better and hospitable person for the past 3 years. Being hospitable can make you reach what you think before is hard. In Bogor Hotel Institute, I taught so many things about how to be hospitable everyday, how to face every different personality from different nationality, and so much other priceless things that I can't write all here.
I also given opportunity to be a leader of Spice Guys, the first parody dance group in Bogor Hotel Institute. I learn about how to manage a team with peoples that have different way of thinking, personality, and willingness to act. Also from that time I started to like dancing. After being a leader, then I became dance instructor for Spice Guys. Being an instructor gave me so much fun and experience. Fun part is being able to pass my passion about dance to another that also like to dance. Experience part is when you do something you like, from the heart, the result will never disappoint yourself.
Now I work in Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi as a commis in Pastry. At the time I write this, it's my 3rd month working at Hyatt Capital Gate. Working abroad is one of my wish that God grant for me. And my God make my way to work abroad easier by letting my decision to choose BHI as the place to continue my study after high school. At last, it's not easy to become who you are today. It takes your yesterday, and so much day before. Instead of worrying what you don't have today, we should be thankful for the day we lived, and be thankful for the chance to get a new morning to make a better change for your tomorrow. All changes are come from willingness to act from your very own heart. Thank you BHI, for giving me the chance to become what I'm today.
Maria Cicilia - Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
This is a story of journey in my life. Started from a small dream when I was a kid. I promised to my self someday I will travelling around the world. But day by day I forgot about my dream, until I finished my colleges than I have to choose what I want to be for my future. Suddenly I remember my dream. And basically most of my family work in the hospitality industry whether in the cruise ship or hotel. At the end I choose BHI.
First time here, I have nothing. I dont know anything about hospitality but I try to learn even its not easy. Honestly, sometimes I feel I made big mistake to choosed hospitality industry until I did my first job training in mandarin oriental jakarta on march 2011 as a pastry trainee. I found my happiness during do this job. After I finished this first job training I decide to continue it again. I want to learn more about hospitality industry. Finally I completed my 3 years in bhi on october 2014.
Before I completed 3 years I work as a opening team for Amaroosa royal bogor for a half year. And now here I am. Work as a Commis pastry in hyatt capital gate abu dhabi. The iconic building of abu dhabi. Not only to continue my dream when I was kid but doing what I love.
Im feeling so thankful for BHI. I learned how to be a good hotelier. Keep grow up BHI. All the best.
Edvami Maradiyana Praeswitari
My name is Edvami Maradiyana Praeswitari and my friends usually call me Amy. I come from average rate of family, neither in overwhelming nor lack, as in opposite way. My father is entitled as a Doctor and works in agriculture field of expertise. His prior intention was for me to be successful equally with his line of work, but unfortunately i was not interested. I prefer to register myself to Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI) although I didnít have any profile about it. Later on, I received some related information from my aunt, whose neighbour coincidentally studies there.
In my fresh year of college I didnít understand about the subjects which were given due to, honestly I majored in science during my High School, but after a while I managed to learn all the subjects and I gained my interest for them. Those were new things I could get and moreover enriched with practices and a job training also. I learned how to be self supported and had experiences about real working environment. Trully, it was exciting and went fast until finally I was in my last semester and had to complete my final project which then to be determined whether should I pass or fail by the result of the final assessment. Then came the moment of joy and happiness when I was stated to be passed, regardless that I was also sad because I had to farewell my colleagues in pursuit of life. Apart from that, I am grateful to have a job even before I graduated and it was all in favour of Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI), in which I had the information concerning the vacancy from Ms Mahesha Herdiana Poetri, Students Training Coordinator-BHI.
In the beginning I wasnít so certain because of many rivals in competion with good competencies, but with faith and confidence I managed through all the obstacles resulting that now Iím working in Padjadjaran Suites Hotel Bogor which recently opened in 2012 as a Front Desk Agent staff. These are all in which for me to be thankful after all my persistence during my study in Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI). Word of thanks wouldnít be sufficient for that I think, because all of this success happened from the guidance of all the lecturers and staff from Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI). Hopefully by working at my best performance will flourish the excellent reputation of Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI). I would like to express and apply all the knowledge which I obtained from Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI) and I shall make it proud towards my carreer both at the present moment and also for the future. Thank you Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI).
Edvami Maradiyana Praeswitari
Diego Frilino R.A.
This is not a story of my life, but a journey in life to find a success. They called me, Diego Frilino Ramadhan Abdulrasul, alumni Bogor Hotel Institute, Batch 14 and also good looking. I am an Event Consultant at FOURJACK Event Solution - Jakarta, the company that I owned.
My life is much unexpected. I used to be the laziest person in class and skipped many subjects, but I do listen to all quotes the teachers given in class. Wiseman said to me once, “success is at the peak of all miserable things on your way up”.
To make things simple, I am now an employer, not an employee and I own a small entertainment company. A little quote from myself for other “life is like a can of sardines, you just need to find the key”.
Thank you for reading my story. Hopefully some of you will have much more wonderful story to come.
Diego Frilino R. A.
It’s been an honor for me to share you my great story and part of my journey becomes a student of AKPAR Bogor – BHI. Join with BHI as Hospitality Person seems like I found my soul mate.Learn many things I’ve never known by enjoying time by time, activities by activities, and so on. Lots of activities like theoretical class, weekly training program at Hotel Salak the Heritage Bogor, TOEFL program, Table Manner, on the job training program at Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel Bintan Island as Guest Service Agent, become a vice chief of SENAT, another job training program at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta as Catering Sales Secretary and Human Resources, give me valuable experiences as a student of AKPAR Bogor BHI.
I am happy that AKPAR Bogor – BHI could be the beginner of valuable meeting, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Five Star International Hotel. It’s always been a pleasure and an honor to work as Front Desk Agent in Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta after last year I’m working at The Park Lane Hotel Jakarta as Guest Relations Officer.(In the deep of love and grateful, Alhamdulillah). Thank you for AKPAR Bogor – BHI by teach me much, countless, precious, yet priceless. For management, all lectures and team, thank you for complete my journey, while the contribution still I feel until now. I do appreciate all those day we faced together.
I wish you and AKPAR Bogor – BHI very best and many success in the future.
FDA – Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
My name is Tommy Anugrah, I joined in batch 7 Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI), Majoring in Food & Beverage Production. My first job training experience to touch with guest and hotel industry were in Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta & after i had finished the job training program, I worked there as Cook Daily Worker for 2 years.
My life soon is getting better, after I joined with Costa Cruise Line to work as 3rd cook in Garde Manger section. My first trip and assignment with Costa Cruise Line is in Copenhagen, Germany with the ship named Costa Mediteranea. Many experiences and countries i had had visited, especially for European & Caribbean.
I wish you & Bogor Hotel Institute very best and many success in the future.
Irwan Perwira Sembiring
My name is Irwan Perwira Sembiring,I joined batch 12 Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI). I had a job training in Bintan Island - Nirwana Gardens Resorts Hotel for six month, It was new experience for me because its first time I worked and get interactive with guest in hotel industry. That turned out to be exciting and made me falling in love with hotel industry, I was the first experience that made me curious to get to know tourism industry better.
After doing my job training and graduated from Bogor Hotel Institute (BHI), I work as daily worker in Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jakarta for 3 month. Its†like my dream to come true, I was invited to have an interview and I was accepted in InterContinental Hotel Makkah Ė Saudi Arabia.
At the first time I worked as a public area attendant, after two weeks i had a change to get the training as a room boy, it didnt take me to long to get promoted as a room boy.
My courious getting bigger and stronger to do new things and i hope that one day i could be a Concierge,the job of the position that interested by most of InterContinental Hotel staff. i didnt wait for too long, the opportunity come to me, i was appointed as candidate of the 3 staff that are be going interview with General Manager to join the Concierge. and i did, i could compete with the other two candidates one from India and the other from bangladesh.
Until now, i enjoy the new position as a concierge, and i have a lot of experience. not to mention i have opportunity to do Umroh even Hajj.
"Dont be hestitate to have a carreer in hotel industry, because i have proven it my self"
Irwan Perwira Sembiring
Concierge - InterContinental Hotel Makkah - Saudi Arabia
Proud is the first word that I want to share to you all, why? Because BHI give me an opportunity to be a success person. I got many experiences from BHI, one of my experience is became a chief of SENAT in one of their organization, I have learnt how to be a leader, how to manage some events and its very important in my current job.
I graduated on December 2009. I have been working at Mandarin Oriental since 2009. My first step, I have worked as a waiter for 18 months in Banqueting and then I have got promotion in Learning and Development Department as LDO. I learn many things as a LDO, such as how to be a good trainer, interviewer, arrange and manage an event and the important thing is how to be a good hotelier and help others (Colleagues) to continue and develop their career and skill. Beside that, I also manage my own business in Bogor. I feel proud and grateful be able to grab all my dreams.