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dward Promtan comes from Chiang Mai, Thailand, the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked it among the top 15 cities in the world in 2016. Nakarin's family resides in a home along the banks of Chiang Mai's Ping River, built by his Grandfather.
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hailand is a constitutional monarchy, with a bicameral parliament. King Rama IX has been head of state since 1946. Two years of free preschool and twelve years of free public schooling is guaranteed to all Thai citizens. The first nine years of primary and secondary education are compulsory with a gross graduation ratio of 29 percent at the tertiary level. Fourteen percent of tertiary students attended a private institution. Edward’s parents were of modest means, but they did what was necessary to provide him with the benefits of private schools. They also assured that both he and his sister graduated with degrees from local universities in Chiang Mai and encouraged them to pursue their post-graduate educations abroad.
Srithana Commercial Technology College
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Management Information Systems
Far Eastern University
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2005 – 2007
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida USA
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Hospitality Administration/Management
Graduated August 8, 2017
AACSB accredited MBA in Hospitality Management at FAU combines required competencies in finance, accounting, and marketing with managerial competencies and practices specific to the hospitality industry, preparing graduates for in any number of employment settings.
[dropcap style=”background-color: #bc972c;”]A[/dropcap]fter receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management from Far Eastern University in 2007, Nakarin entered the job market at the desk of a Call Center near home. Within the year, as a 22-year-old having rarely veered far from home, he bravely moved to Bangkok living alone in a small apartment near the airport to begin his pursuit of a career in the travel and tourism business. He feels that the six years that followed, dealing with international passengers face to face, on good days and bad, was essential to understanding the hospitality business at ground level, and preparing him to enter Graduate School knowing better how the real world works.
Thai Airways International
May 2007 – September 2007
Chiang Mai International Airport
Boarding Gate, Domestic and International passenger documents, Greeting arrival flight passengers, and review of General Manifests.
Call Center Agent
December 2007 – June 2008
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Front Line Ticket Counter Agent
June 2008 – June 2012
Suvamabhumi International Airport
Orient Thai Airlines
June 2012 – December 2013
Don Mueang International Airport
Several major themes and my personal experience with them shape my future career objectives. As a member of the rising Millennial Generation, and as a child of Thailand, I am keenly aware of our interconnected global environment, and the opportunities it offers to me as a graduate seeking a career in Finance with an MBA in Hospitality.
I enjoyed six formative years of experience in Bangkok with significant agent responsibilities at two of the largest airports in the world. I have since had the experience of becoming knowledgeable about Western culture and the advantages of how business and markets operate in America.
I can see opportunities for Thailand to become a financial center and regional hub for trade, transportation, education, medical training and facilities for the emerging ASEAN economies of Thailand’s immediate neighbors: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Thailand has become a critically important market for any Global company, especially those in the travel and tourism industry.
I am proud to be rooted in the culture of my homeland, and I am equally Committed to a finance career in America in the Global travel and tourism industry, I know not where this objective may lead, but I am confident of the future that it promises.