Twelve students studying cruise industry management at Bond University in the School of Resort, Hotel and Tourism Management recently boarded Pacific Sun in Brisbane for a two-night cruise to Sydney. Their assignment involved discussing the practices of human resource management and employment on ships with various department heads, as well as observing passenger behaviour. Indicative of the changes in today’s teaching and learning theories, the direct interaction with the industry sector shows students how the principles taught in the classroom actually apply to the real world. While the cruise business in Australasia and the Pacific continues to grow at a rate that every other tourism sector can only dream about, these students will have a leading edge should they seek careers at sea. Read the full article as featured on Page 4 of Cruise Weekly.