Ernestine has always been a hard worker. When she first arrived at Akilah, she was a French speaker with little experience communicating in English. While studying at Akilah, she worked part-time as the Customer Liaison for Azizi Life, and during the summer before her last year at Akilah, she completed an internship as a Human Resources Administrative Assistant at CORAR Insurance Company in Kigali.
As Ernestine approached graduation, she went through a competitive application process with Marriott International. She was offered a position as a Human Resources Clerk at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, a Marriott Hotel based in the United Arab Emirates. Immediately following graduation, Ernestine flew to Abu Dhabi to begin her exciting new career.
In her new role at the Ritz Carlton, Ernestine’s daily responsibilities include internal event coordination, new hire tracking, overseeing the employee locker room and dining hall, and helping to train and acclimate new employees.
Ernestine says that she applies the leadership skills she learned at Akilah to her job every day.
Not only has Ernestine gained the respect of her co-workers, but she has also made many new friends from around the world.
Ernestine also relies heavily on the English skills she gained at Akilah.
Ernestine’s career has shown her that nothing is impossible and she hopes that all Akilah students reach for the stars.