Dusit Thani College began preparation for the third term at its Pattaya campus, offering orientation for 120 students set to begin classes in August.
College system Director-General President Veera Phasphattanaphanit and Pattaya campus President Sakda Kanchanawan presided over the June 5 session.
Students will participate in hotel and resort management, culinary arts and kitchen management, and MICE and event management programs.
Veera introduced students to teachers and personal advisors and urged them to familiarize themselves with Dusit Thani College’s philosophies, academic rules and educational system.
Freshman reporting to the orientation amidst the welcome of upper classmen and professors.
“In the past, orientation has been successful in getting students to adapt and find a place for themselves,” he said “I want students to be prepared for their first semester.”
Fall 2013 will mark the start of the third year of operation for the Pattaya’s branch of Dusit Thani College. It offers both degree- and non-credit courses.
Nattapha Kaewrat, president of the junior class, said enrollment has increased over 2012 by almost 10%, but said student numbers are still too low. She said one goal of the orientation was to let freshmen meet older students and make friendships that will create more reasons to stay in school. She said it also will diminish chances of bullying and anti-social behavior.