Students gain support from the college with their Career Preparation and the curriculum boosts students’ Career Prospects in the world’s fastest growing industry. So what do the Career Opportunities look like for LRJJ graduates?
The hospitality industry offers not only an exciting and international work environment, but also a wide array of career opportunities.
There are plenty of hospitality jobs at all levels. Job classifications, scope, responsibilities, and level – all can vary from company to company, but the examples below will give you a general understanding of career development and advancement opportunities within the industry.
INTERNSHIPS – A FIRST STEP INTO YOUR CAREER
While studying hotel management, students will have the opportunity to experience actual hospitality careers by working as an intern. Having first-hand, real-world exposure to a variety of different hospitality functions is a great asset and is an invaluable first step in launching a hospitality career.
Can you imagine yourself on internship at a leading hotel as a Sales & Marketing Intern? Or as a Front Office Intern? Perhaps as a Food & Beverage Intern? Even as a Public Relations Intern? These examples reflect only a portion of the internships that you may find yourself gaining work experience from, during your internship semesters which are a part of academic programs at Les Roches Jin Jiang. Find out where some of our previous students have been on internship in Success Stories.
In hotels, internships are typically available in the following departments:
• Food and Beverage: Kitchen, Restaurant Service, Room Service, Bar Operation, and Catering.
• Rooms Division: Front Office, Reservations, Guest Relations, Concierge, and Housekeeping.
• Spa and Health Clubs: Operation and Management.
• Administrative and Corporate: Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Human Resources, Business Development, Finance, Accounting, and Purchasing.
ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS AND MANAGEMENT TRAINEESHIPS – YOUR FIRST CAREER STAGE
Graduates enter the market at entry-level and can often have the opportunity to undertake management training programs where they learn about an organization’s operational procedures and performance expectations.
• Front Office Supervisor
• Events Coordinator
• Sales Management Trainee
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
After spending formative time in entry-level positions and demonstrating professional proficiency, potential for growth and a passion for the industry, employees are eligible to move into more senior, middle management positions. In these roles, employees acquire more responsibilities. They also begin to shape their hospitality careers according to their interests and potential.
• Food & Beverage Manager
• Spa Manager
• Revenue Manager
• Reservations Manager
• Guest Relations Manager
• Finance Manager
EXECUTIVE LEVEL POSITIONS
After a significant number of years in the industry (the time can vary from employee to employee and situation to situation), middle managers acquire the experience and track record that qualifies them to move into senior management roles. These executives provide the highest levels of strategic leadership for a hospitality organization. The responsibilities are highly significant and so are the rewards.
• Human Resources Director
• Vice President of Operations
• Marketing Director
• General Manager
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