Position: General Manager
Hotel: The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Says graduate Sunil Thapa, “NATHM was definitely an influential time of my life, the training I received and the experience I gained have greatly asssited me thoughout my career. I know the level of knowledge and drive that NATHM instils in you, we need this passion and expertise in the industry at all levels. NATHM gave me an accelerated advantage which has taken me outside the normal hotel industry. This demonstrates that the principles of NATHM hotel management are transferable to any profession. Keep up the good work NATHM!"
After graduating, Sunil moved to Sunnyvale, California and joined Corporate Inn as a Front Desk Officer and his position increased to Shift Supervisor and then to Night Manager in two years. After that he worked as a Front Desk Officer, Night Auditor and then as a Operation Manager in Quality Inn in California. His hard work and effort led him from the first level to the top level. He is a Certified Pool Operator(2007)-City of Albuquerque, Certified First Aid Provider (2005)-America Red Cross, Certified Adult CPR and AED Provider (2005)- American Red Cross. He is also the member of American Hotel and Lodging Association, Hospitality Management Society. SFSU, American Society of Minority in Hospitality. At the same time, he finished his BS in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University.
1st batch of B.H.M. from NATHM. She did MBA from Bharath University of Higher Education and Research, Chennai and currently doing MSc. Hotel and Catering Management from Vinayaka Missions University, Salem through Distance Education. Currently working as an Editor of Food & Wine- the magazine of good living, and Assistant Director of International Open Universities Study Pvt. Ltd. She is also working as a Lecturer in Hotel Management in Prime College.
Position: Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Hotel: The Everest Hotel
Deepesh commenced his studies with NATHM in 1999 and he is one of the students from the very first batch of Bachelor in Hotel anagement (BHM). He started his career with Raman Manpower Training Centre (RMTC) as an Instructor of F & B Services & Production. He got the opportunity to work in The Everest Hotel as an Officer Food & Beverage Service. After a very brief matter of time, he was promoted to Assistant Restaurant Manager and Restaurant Manager after one year.He says, “It’s been a lot of hard work and plenty of hours on the job, but it all pays off at the end of the day! The Everest Hotel is a fantastic company and is one that I would recommend for all prospective graduates”. Currently, he has been working as an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at the same. Though he is designated as an Assistant F&B Manager he has also taken the charge of F&B Manager and is responsible for smooth operation of all F&B outlets. He has also conducted several hospitality skill upgrading programmes in coordination with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in major cities of Nepal for the employee & employer of medium scale hotel organization. He is also associated with Campion Academy and ACE Institute of Management College as a lecturer of hotel management subject. He is an active member of different sport bodies, Landscaping Association of Nepal and Srijansil women’s group in Bhaktapur.
Position: Senior Officer-Facility Services
Company: Group 4 Falck Nepal (P) Ltd.Kailashchour, Kathmandu
Few words from her to juniors - "Through my experience, I would like to share something with you all. You people have unlimited choices and resources and its all up to you how to utilize it. So, do not miss the chance. I feel proud to say that I am the Product of NATHM and I would like to give all the credit to NATHM family for making me stand in this position of a Senior Officer in one of the multinational companies. So, ALL THE BEST for your future and make your college proud of you."
Position: Sales Manager Catering
Company: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
"Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share something about my college days in NATHM. Nathm has always been one of the best features of my life where I am now is truly the boon of Nathm. I really cherish every moments spent in college. I really remember those days of fun,learning experience, practical classes, friends & aspiring teachers.I am very grateful to all the teachers who have paved the way of success for me. I wish all the NATHM student a successful & bright future ahead."
Institution: White House School of Hotel Management & Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godawari
He joined the inaugural intake of NATHM in 1999. Being a part of the first intake was very special to him he says. After completing the course, he joined LSG Sky Chef under Soaltee Crowne Plaza as Commi II and worked there for more than 15 months. Then he got opportunity to work in Radisson Hotel Kathmandu as Demi Chef de Partie. His rise through the ranks continued there where he was made Junior Kitchen Executive and Kitchen Executive after sometime. At that time he was appointed as a Departmental Trainer for Food Production and from that certificate he became Departmental Trainer for Radisson Hotel worldwide. In the meantime, he was teaching in RMTC and White House College. Then he decided to leave the hotel and step further in his career. Currently, he is Director - Operations in White House School of Hotel Management & Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godawari. He has two publications in his list and he is now working on a new book titled "Panjosh Basic Cookery" with his colleague, Pankaj Mehra.
He says, "I am now in a position where I can pick and choose my career. I believe that NATHM gave me a good insight on what was coming next; the curriculum covered all aspects of the hotel trade. NATHM is a great place to study any subject related to hospitality. I want to thank all the faculty members and would like to extend my good wishes to all of them."
Position: Corporate Human
Company: Chaudhary Group
Sanat started his career as. HR Officer in Hotel de l'Annapurna when it was managed by Taj Group of Hotels.Following his interest in HR, he joined Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. as HR Manager for Apparel Division. At the same time he had undergone various trainings. Currently he is a Corporate Human Resource Manager in Chaudhary Group, which is one of the largest corporate houses in Nepal. He has five publications in his lists.
Words from him: "NATHM has been a pedestal to my career. The tailor made hotel management course it offers has changed my life and taught me almost all the aspects of rofessionalism. I still remember my first day of college - curiosity and fear of having chosen a different field and same time I recall my last day of college- a confident young man with aspirations so high and dignity so alight. I really miss faculties, the support staff, friends, the college building, and all the moments be it excursion, farewell or the kitchen practical bunking. NATHM will always command a high respect from my end and I will find myself lucky enough if I could further contribute to any of its activities. The feeling that I was a part of NATHM still fuels the hospitality essence in me though I am not in hospitality field these days. I would say that NATHM creates general manager candidates! My hats-off to its honorable history and heartfelt congratulations for this milestone of 35 years."
ABHISEK BIKRAM SHAH
Position: Assistant Front Office Manager
Hotel: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu
Upon graduating from NATHM, he worked in Casino Anna,Durbar Marga for few months and then in Hotel Royal Singhi as a Food & Beverage Executive for few months as well. As he says it was not his career path.
Looking to further his career, Abhisek joined Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu as a Hotel Operation Trainee for 14 months. Then he got to work as F & B Executive in the same hotel. His dedication in work led his way from an executive to Assistant Manager Revenue. During this time he was also awarded as "Our Heroes" from Asia Pacific Intercontinental Hotels among 218 hotels. Now, he has been working as an Assistant Front Office Manager in Soaltee Crowne Plaza itself.
Of his time with NATHM Abhisek comments "I wish to thank all the lecturers who helped prepare me to face the real world by sharing their experiences of the industry and by linking the theory with practical examples. Their input was invaluable and has contributed to my rapid ascension in a demanding sector."
Position: Food & Beverage Manager
Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel
He joined Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu as a Hotel Operation Trainee for 1 year and then he was promoted to Food & Beverage Executive. This opportunity was the perfect stepping stone for him to launch his career. After working there for two years, he got opportunity in American Mission Association, Phora Durbar as a F& B Manager. He was there for a year. He has been doing his Executive Masters in Business Administration at the same time. Most recently he has been working as a F & B Manager in Shangri-La Hotel. As he says his key to success has always been his hard work, honesty and simplicity.
Company: DAISUKI SUSHIYA, Osaka,Japan
Ambir states, "I've finished my graduation in Japanese Language from YMCA Japanese Language School,Osaka, Japan. And, I'm studying in the Otemon University as a research student. I'm also working in one of the sushi company in Osaka named DAISUKI SUSHIYA.
Position: Assistant Manager Sales
Hotel: Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marga
During his studies in NATHM, Pradhyumna completed his internships in Hotel Vaishali and Hotel Le Meridian Gokarna. Upon finishing his graduation,he joined The Everest Hotel as a Graduate Management Trainee. He decided to make a further move in his career and joined Hotel Yak & Yeti as an Executive Assistant to Marketing & Communication Manager. His rise through the rank continued where he was made Sales Executive. He has balanced exposure in Hotel Sales and Front Office Operations.He is capable of integrating thoughts, strategy and action, thereby adding value in Senior Management cadre and delivering in Sales & Marketing or Operations.
Most recently he has been appointed as an Assistant Manager Sales.
Position: Duty Manager
Company: Urban St. Leonards Sydney - Accor Hotels, Australia
Before joining NATHM, Prasanna was working in Hotel Royal Singhi at Front Office Department. After graduating, he started his career as a Guest Service Agent (GSA) in Radisson Hotel Kathmandu. Then he was offered to work as a Front Office Supervisor. He was then offered the opportunity to join The Everest Hotel as their Sales Executive.
Looking to further his career, Prasanna moved to Sydney, Australia and took on the position of Duty Manager with the Urban St. Leonards Sydney - Accor Hotels.
Company: Nepal Academy of Tourism and
During his studies in NATHM, he did his industrial training in Hotel Yak and Yeti and Hotel Bluestar. He started his career as a Teaching Assistant of Food Production in Nepal Tourism and Hotel Management College (NTHMC) for Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM) course affiliated to Pokhara University. Currently he is working as an Instructor for BHM affiliated to Tribhuvan University at NATHM. Also, currently teaching Hotel Management for higher secondary level at Caspian Valley College Kumaripati, Lalitpur and Bernhardt College, Balkhu Kathmandu.
Position: Restaurant Hostess
Company: Carnival Cruise
After completing the course, Karuna decided to step into education field so she started teaching Hotel Management in Lincoln College and Bishnumati College. At the same time she was a part-time instructor for all the hotel management courses at RMTC, Thamel. In the meantime she was also involved in one of the NGO named NOAH'S home.
It was her dream to work in cruise from the NATHM days. So, she took special course in Bartending. She went through various interviews here in Nepal to enter in cruise line and then she had to face interviews in India two times and finally she was ready to set off for the Carnival Cruise Lines in U.S.A. So, she is currently working there as Restaurant Hostess. During her initial phase in Carnival Cruise she had to undergo through trainings like "Hospitality and Communication Training" and "Crowd Management Training". She started her career in Carnival Cruise Lines as an Assistant Waitress and in a short period because of her good performance she was promoted to the Dining Room College where she topped the course.
SANINDRA GOLE (LAMA)
Position: Training Director
Institution: Raman Manpower Training Centre Pvt. Ltd. (RMTC)
Sanindra's aim was to strengthen his experience with formal qualifications to create a background for ongoing hospitality leadership and success. During his studies in NATHM, he was learning and gaining experience in his family business as well. After graduating he worked from the basic level and then he was Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) at RMTC. After gaining experience in all the levels, he was ready to be the director to take full charge and major responsibilities of the company. Currently, he is working as a Training Director in RMTC, which is one of the best, reputed and oldest hotel management training institutions in Nepal. Apart from his regular training programs,he has been always instrumental for organizing various skills upgrading hospitality training for the existing man power of the industry and also worked as a coordinator in various mobile training programs in different parts of Nepal. He is also a Hotel Management Instructor in the same and Lecturer in Navodit
Vidya Mandir as well.
He says, "It is to NATHM's credit that they equip graduates with such a balance of practical ability, business acumen, and creative passion so that we can manage any challenges".
Department: Food & Beverage Services Attendant
Company: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Sangam was interested in Hotel Management from his school days. So, at first he joined hotel management school and then decided to graduate in the same. At that time he worked as a casual worker for few months in Hotel Yak & Yeti. He got the opportunity to do his internships in The Grand Hotel and Hotel de l'Annapurna.
After graduating, he set off to Australia for his further studies in Hotel Management. He worked in Oaks Hotels & Resorts and Rydges Hotel in F & B Department. He is and has always been interested in F&B department so he is working in the same area in Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Australia.
After graduating, I was intending to go abroad for further studies in the sector of hospitality management. Due to the certain circumstances, I changed my mind. Then I started working as Food Production and Food & Beverage Services instructor in RMTC as well as the Hotel Management Faculty Member in colleges like Siddhartha College, Kathmandu Community College, Bishnumati College, National College of Computer Studies. Besides these, I've worked as a trainer in the reference of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for small lodge & hotel management training in Basantapur, Terathum and Taplejung. I've also worked as a F & B Consultant & Trainer in Tamas Fine Dining Restaurant in Thamel.
Position: Flight Attendant
Company: Qatar Airways
I believe the purpose of life is to do what you love and love what you do. But in real world of Hospitality Industry being prepared is everything because hospitality employers demand well prepared professionals with strong leadership skills for which NATHM has been doing its best. But one needs to have confidence and commitment. After graduating from NATHM, I have gained enough confidence to face the real world and meet their growing demands in different sectors and areas of hospitality industry.
Currently I am working in Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world today and its really good experience to work in such a reputed Airline with different nationalities from around the world.
Institution: Nepal Academy of Tourism and HotelManagement
During my BHM in NATHM, I got the opportunity to do my internship in two 5 Star hotels, one is Hotel de l'Annapurna and the other one is The Everest Hotel. This helped me a lot to boost up my confidence and get additional knowledge of the real hotel industry. I am honored to say that I was awarded "Princess Jayanti Achievement Award" for the year 2004,2005 & 2006 for topping among female in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd year continuously. And a Gold Medal in the final year was most encouraging. I got chance to make my parents and teachers proud of me.
Upon graduating from NATHM, I was recruited at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu as a Guest Service Agent (GSA) at Front Office Department. At the same time I was doing Masters in Tourism
Studies (MTS) which was one of my dreams. So,giving priority to my further education, I decided to leave the hotel and continued my studies full fledgedly. When I was in my final semester of Masters, I got involved in an education consultancy. Currently, I am working there as a Programme Manager and looking after major responsibilities of the company. This company helped me a lot to open up and boost up my confidence and face the real world. Then I was offered to join NATHM as an Instructor in Accommodation Department. It was my privilege to serve in the institution from where I studied and graduated.
I am grateful and thankful to all the teachers and staffs of NATHM for making me feel welcome,providing their guidance and support when I needed. Now I am proud to be a member of NAHM family. Thanks for everything to the NATHM Family.
POSITION: BHM Coordinator
Organization: Nepal College of Travel & Tourism Managment(NCTTM)
Prakash Regmi, a BHM Graduate from NATHM is now a BHM Coordinator at Nepal College of Travel & Tourism Management (NCTTM). He graduated in BHM from NATHM in 2006 and currently he is doing Masters in Business Studies (MBS) from Nepal Commerce Campus, Min Bhawan. He started his teaching career from Orient College as a Faculty Member of Hotel Management and then he worked at NATHM for about 2 years as a Front Office Instructor. His hard work led him to become BHM Coordinator in NCTTM and now supervises the entire management of BHM stream. He is also engaged as Head of the Department of Hotel Management in Pentagon International College. He is an Executive Member of Association of Hospitality Management Educators (AHME). He has conducted various training programs while he worked at NATHM such as Small hotel and lodge management at Doti and Beni, Home Stay Management at Rasuwa and Dunche and Hospitality Hygiene & Sanitation Awareness Program at Sheer Memorial Hospital, Banepa.
Position: Managing Director/Special Event Manager
Hotel: The Everest Hotel
Organization: Everest Manpower Training Centre/ FOCUS Nepal
Robin Shrestha did his internship from Hotel Shangri-la for 6 months in different operational departments and at the same time he was involved in teaching in Hotel Management in different higher secondary schools such as Capitol Hill Academy and Kamana International College. He graduated BHM in 2009; has been very active in participating in different in and out activities of NATHM and casual works to different hotels. He is an Executive Member of Association of Hospitality Management Educators and he is also involved in FOCUS Nepal as a Special Event Manager. Currently, he is involved in Capitol Hill Academy, Guinness International Education Foundation and Greenfield National College as a Faculty Member of Hotel Management. He is a Managing Director of Everest Manpower Training Centre which gives vocational training to produce skilled manpower for hospitality industry where he is looking after the entire operation. Robin says, "NATHM has unlimited resources for BHM but we need a right course of action to grab the best out of it. Every student thinks that their college is their second home; I used to think my NATHM as my first "HOME" because I used to pass my whole day at NATHM not only studying but also we used to play and spend time with all my friends and teachers."
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