Mr. Andrew Maninang
“Throughout my journey here in Melbourne Australia, Min Park is my mentor. Especially when I was studying, he was the one who helped me to prioritize and engaged all my subject to be completed. He always took initiative to answer all my queries/questions about my schooling. He's also the one who instructed me how to get my VISA here that I must have a strong proof. And he indulged me to get motivated and shared his wealth of knowledge and skills. I know he would be an excellent fit and had a positive attitude in life. Due to his passion of determination that has been showing to me. I was able to graduate in year 2019. And I got the chance to work in a prestige hotel like Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and Langham Hotel in Melbourne.
On my achievements now in my career make him proud and I had accomplished that my hard work paid off because of his undying support and guidance to me. Right now I'm working at Hotel Sorento and I got sponsored by my employer and timely now favourable/contented as a CHEF.”
Mr. Archie Bagatsing - Senior Chef de Partie @ Showtime Events Group
“Min has played a big part on achieving my goals in Melbourne. Back when I was in the Philippines, I met Min when I was inquiring to study in Melbourne. The support that I got from him is nothing compared to other schools that I have talked too. He was hands on, very supportive, guided me step by step, and would really go out of his way just to help. He was my go to guy back in the school whenever I needed some help with my academics. He would advise me about careers, and the best pathways to take. Min pushed me to reach for my goals. For a foreigner like me studying in a different country, I felt secured and hopeful because of the support system that I had like Min. Now I am doing what I love the most, working in Hospitality as a Chef. I have established my family here with a very beautiful baby girl, and on my way to getting sponsored for Permanent Residency. Thanks to my friend's (Min) guidance, advise and for always being there whenever I am in doubt.“
Mr. Sang Wook Sam Choi
“The first thing I realized when I came to Australia after planning to study and immigrate was that I needed the right information and a trusted advisor. Unlike now, 10 years ago in Australia, the only way to access information was to get advice from overseas education agents and current students. However, it was very confusing because the information was sometimes completely biased towards the commission profits of the overseas education agents, and the information of current students was too fragmentary and subjective.
Therefore, I have decided to visit a few schools myself and see the school's system and how much the school could support an international student like me if I enrolled with them. At that time, I visited various schools that were quite famous and had many students, and I had a few observation classes and meetings with the person in charge. When I was contemplating whether I should give up studying in Australia and consider another career, I heard that a Korean with a long career in the education industry was working for one particular school in Melbourne, so I visited the school and met him. Unfortunately the school he worked was not the one that I wanted to enrol because they didn't have the program what I wanted to study, but I came to visit him because I thought that he would be able to give me some fair, correct information and recommendations.”
“He shared me his time while he was busy with other tasks and explained what to consider when I chose a school. For example, how systemically the school can minimize the differences between the school program and the actual field. Also he taught me how to check whether the information about the student's future career choices from the school was accurate or not etc. I was able to hear lots of valuable information from him which I wasn't able to hear from other school staff. I didn't even know his exact name at that time, but later on I found that he was Mr Min Park through my agent who helped me to apply for the school I enrolled. I have firstly chosen a school in Melbourne that was deregistered by Australian government. It was a shocking experience that my enrolled school was deregistered and I had to find an alternative school. Fortunately I heard that Mr Min Park has moved to another school so I didn't give a second thought but enrolled the school where he worked.
While I studied, I always asked him lots of questions about school life and future career as well as how to settle down in Australia etc. He was always kind to answer all my annoying questions and at the same time, he also encouraged me with providing lots of valuable and accurate information. I can tell you that I was not the only one to have this kind of professional support but many students from other countries also received his vigorous service as well. They all said that they were able to trust and recommend the school where Mr Min Park worked because of his hearty support. Of course, I couldn't agree more!
Min's passion for education and honesty towards international students like me made a huge impact on my school life, and even after graduating from school, I still value and treasure his kind support. Because of his great help, I have been able to build my career in Australia and become the one who I always wanted to become. I am sure that the new school he is currently preparing will definitely be a great school and he will continually help many other international students achieving their future goal and dream.”
Ms. Sara Arton
“It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Min Park as he demonstrated for many years to be a great person, helping students like me to stay in Australia and to settle down. He has a good work ethics and exemplary kindness, a real heart of gold with his kind nature and always ready to smile to everyone! Thanks to him and his help few years back, today I own my own restaurant and I'm an Australian citizen living with my family a dream life! I'll be always grateful!”
Mr. Kantin Senapak
“When I decided to study in Melbourne, Mr. Min Park was my mentor. Mr Min had paid attention very much for every student and me, such as when I had a problem Mr. Min was the first mentor who I was able to go to consult. He advised me to study cookery and hospitality when I was confused to choose whether coming back to Thailand or staying in Australia to learn more. I had listened to his advise and decided to learn cookery and hospitality as he suggested. I was able to graduate in 2019. And I got the good chance to work as a Head chef in a good work place at the restaurant in Thailand. I feel that this achievement was able to happen because of Mr Min Park.”
Ms. Pricillia Lucky
“It is an honour to know Mr Min Park since 2014. He is a great mentor and also a good friend. Back in 2014 I was International student, everything was new for me. Mr Min Park helped me a lot not only in academic but also non-academic. He motivated me to finish my study, he gave me advice for VISA, and also for the job. I got my sponsorship in regional area as chef back in 2016, right away after I graduated. And now I work as chef at Melbourne Exhibition and Conventional Centre with all the great chef and wonderful environment. All my achievements are because of his support during my study. In this opportunity I would like to thank him for support, time, and all his hard work for me. Thank you for being so kind, you make big impact in my life and I believe for a lot of student, especially international students. I know he will never stop to share his knowledge and keep helping young generations with all his heart.”
Mr. Wayne Onray Seneviratne
“My journey started in 2014 in Melbourne studying to become a chef mastering the arts of culinary cuisine and patisserie at a VET institution situated right in the middle of the city, the heart of Melbourne! Culture and diversity of different countries and people just was loud and colourful right through out, and it showed on the streets and its people... I met great friends, lifelong indeed!
And one of them my mentor and confident Mr Min Park, a well-dressed sharp man who's always on the go always smiling and ever ready to lend a hand or help anyone... I remember whenever I would cross paths with him in the hall ways he would always walk up to me and shake my hand and always ask how I'm doing and it wasn't always your generalised inquiries of day to day whereabouts, he would offer me advice on my queries with visa applications, job descriptions and even ideas on how to invest in one's self to grow and become successful...
Mr Min was always traveling creating new connections across the country and globe helping the foundation reach new heights and people and making it seen and heard... your passion and tenacious character has no bounds Mr Min and for that I admire you... thank you so much for creating an environment that everyone and anyone feels like they are welcomed and giving the space to not miss home and be a part of something they can live up to...I wish you nothing but success, prosperity and growth on this new journey and many more.”
Ms. Junko Hill
“I first met Min in 2005 when I was looking for a school to go to in Melbourne as an international student.
Min talked to me with a smile, and he kindly explained the information about studying in Australia I wanted to know. He was knowledgeable, removed my anxiety, and took the time to consult me whenever I had any questions. Min's positive, kind response and attitude shows he is a reliable person and I can respect him as a person as well. If I meet someone in Australia looking for a school in the future, I can confidently introduce Min.
Once again, I would like to thank Min for supporting my study abroad life in Australia so that I was able to become an Australian permanent resident.”
Ms. Amy Ryoo
“I just want to say thank you to Min Park. I had a great time studying where he used to work. All of the staff and particularly Min helped me a lot and now because of Min's help, I'm already a permanent resident here in Australia. I believe that you will learn a lot of skills and knowledge in the kitchen if you study wherever Min is working. He will definitely look after you and guide you while you study in his college.”
Mr. Fady Khalife
“I have known Min Park for approximately 15 years. I first met Min when I was an international student myself in 2005. Min always had this positive vibe about him. Everybody knew and respected him, and I only ever heard positive things about him. He's helpful, professional, and constantly ensured the wellbeing of all students regardless of their background and experience. He was a mentor to many students including myself at the college where I attended.
My second kind of experience with Min was when I started my career in training few years after graduation. Min continued his support whenever I reach out to him throughout my career. I honestly always felt that he gained pride seeing his students advance well in their career. Min and I end up working together for the next 10 years and we kept a great relationship to this day.
Few years ago, I had taken a managerial role in the Training sector and currently working as an RTO manager. I did reach out to Min on few occasions when I needed guidance in my new endeavour and as always, he provided me with support, guidance, and help. His experience in the training sector is invaluable.
I finally would like to say that my respect to Min has never changed since I was a student until this day.”