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A Lakeland degree to Slopes n` Skis: Alumni Success

19 March 2019 In LUJ News
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Congratulations to our LUJ alumni (2010) Jackie Ho, who went on to further her studies at the Lakeland home campus! For Jackie, attending Lakeland was more than just a stepping stone. “Applying to LUJ, which was still LCJ back then, is probably the best and smartest decision I have made in my life. I still remember thinking to myselfin my Japanese language school in Asakusabashithat I should try and apply to universities and get my degree. I followed what my heart told me and one door led to another!”

After completing her four-year degree at the Lakeland home campus (Hospitality Management major), Jackie found herself engaged in multiple enjoyable employment opportunities. She excitedly took the opportunity to work as a reservationist for Hokkaido Tourism Management, where she has been employed for the past five years. Since December of 2014, she began working at the hotel Ki Niseko (managed by HTM) as a duty manager and supervisor. However, most recently she has had her eyes on a new opportunity. “As much as I love working there [HTM], January of this year, I have accepted a new job as the manager of a new hotel opening this summer and will be starting this new exciting challenge from March.”

When asked if she had any words for current/future students of LUJ regarding her experiences, Jackie commented, “I will never forget the closeness, friendliness, and warm feeling between students, faculty, and staff when I was there. Naturally, you become friends, and it’s fulfilling every day. Attending LUJ could easily be the best thing I have experienced in my life.”