Voyager Profile: Mia (刘茗涵) “Hospitality is my world/招待是我的世界”
Mia is an eccentric person, and very goal oriented; also, we’re pretty similar in many ways, so as the first person I approached when I wanted to do mini interviews, she gave me answers which were the words of a powerful, ambitious, and independent thinking person, reaching for the top spot (not my spot I hope). Each person I asked in this “Voyager profile series” has a different country of interest, and different backgrounds, so each article, granted the person is willing to translate, will be dual or tri-lingual.
刘茗涵是个很乐观的人，和比较目标导向。还有我们有几个想法都很一样。所以她当然是我第一的人想一起做小小的面试。她所有的答案都很强，很野心，和都很独立的。她当然想要那个 “榜首的地方” （我希望不是我的地方）。 我跟好多国际人这个小小的面试为了我的 “voyager profile series” 每一个人都不一样；想去的地方，旅游的目的，学习的目的，喜欢的行业，都不一样。所以每一篇的文章，如果那个人愿意，会包括他们的国语和英文。
So Mia is Chinese, her article will be in Chinese and English.
I asked each person some questions, some about life, their purpose, what they want to do, why they do what they do and so on. The questions are simple, and would produce obvious answers, but then again, you’ll get not so obvious responses. So here we go:
Question#1: Why did you choose to come to America? And why America?
Mia: The United States is a huge country like China, and there are many places to play, and it has a great educational system.
Although the United States and Europe are both more expensive than China, America is more worth it. The most important reason I wanted to go to America is because the United States has a bigger variety of cultures, and I never experienced this is China. I feel this is truly a good thing.
Question#2: What is your major? Why did you choose that major? Did you come to America for that major as well or did you decide after coming here?
Mia: I love hotels, I love traveling and I love food. I loved these things long before I came to America; hospitality is something that I’ve always had a passion for. And being here, I can gain a lot of experience in that field. The HRIM (Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management) program at UD (University of Delaware) is amazing; probably within the top 10 in the United States.
This is what I thought about before I came here, after I came here, I had even more interested in this field. For example, classes about the food and industry, the labs, and the many internships that are available, I love it all. I love to work in this field, and then I can gain even more experience.
Final Question: When you graduate, if you can choose, do you want to stay here to work in hospitality? Or return to China with your knowledge and experience? If here, do you want to stay for a few years and back to China, or travel the world?
Mia: America~ if I could choose, I would stay here in the US first, and gain experience in this type of work, this way, I can have a good development.
After I leave America, I want to continue to travel and see the world, and this industry is perfect for me, and also has many opportunities for my dream～