UTAS Bachelor of Tourism student Emily Bremner, 22, was recently awarded the Skal International Hobart Tourism Student of the Year for 2012 at the recent Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
The award recognises an outstanding tourism student and their commitment to contribute to the development of a vibrant and professional tourism industry in Tasmania.
Part of Emily's prize is a three month internship at the Skal Tourism Institute in Denmark, which will be a fantastic start to her career in gaining exposure and experience in the international tourism industry.
Emily decided to apply for the award to assist her in applying for future career opportunities and give her a competitive edge, as she is completing her degree this year. She is very excited to win the award and internship.
"I decided to apply for the tourism student award as I felt that winning such a prize would give me a competitive edge when looking for future career opportunities.
"In addition to this, the prize of heading over to Denmark would be a once in a lifetime experience where I hope to gain relevant tourism knowledge and have a great time."
Emily put her application together with the help of her tourism lecturer, Dr Alison Dunn.
"The award will give me a huge boost in my career and confidence, in that the experience I will gain by going overseas and being exposed to the international tourism industry first hand will be invaluable.
"Additionally, I am a keen traveller so any excuse to jump a plane seems like a good one to me!"Emily has been part of the Corporate Internship course at university, undertaking an internship with Parks and Wildlife. She has also volunteered as a wildlife transporter with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.