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    Careers in Global Hospitality Management

The Industry NEEDS YOU

Employing more than 235 million people worldwide, hospitality and tourism are fields of unusual depth and diversity. Career prospects expand every year and the World Travel and Tourism Council predicts that, by 2024, one in four jobs will be in the travel and tourism industry.

As a leading hospitality management school, Les Roches provides optimal preparation for a career in international hospitality management. Our students share a global worldview, a commitment to outstanding service and a passion for travel. Like us, they embrace the central mission of hospitality: making people happy.

3 INTERNSHIP OFFERS ON AVERAGE PER STUDENT
65 % OF OUR ALUMNI ARE IN MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
40 COMPANY VISITS PER SEMESTER ON CAMPUS
4228 HOTELS OWNED BY OUR TOP 11 RECRUITING HOTEL CHAINS

Why choose hospitality management?

Where do Les Roches graduates work?

Your tourism management degree opens the door to a global career in hospitality and tourism, an industry that provides almost 9% of the world’s employment. A career in tourism and hospitality management can take you anywhere travelers want to go, including cruise ships, casinos, ski resorts, spas, luxury hotels and vacation spots from Antigua to Iceland.

But in addition to traditional hospitality sectors such as hotels, resorts, travel and tourism and fine dining, the landscape has expanded to include luxury retail, banking, sports and internet technology. It’s the rare sector these days that doesn’t prioritize the customer-oriented skills, attention to detail and other assets of a Les Roches education. The options are constantly changing, but here’s a partial list of potential job sectors:

 

HOTEL & RESORT:
Hotels, resorts and clubs
Food & beverage
Catering
Facilities management 


TOURISM MANAGEMENT
    Travel and Tourism
    Cruise Lines
    Airlines
    Rail


ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
    Entertainment and leisure
    Casinos
    Entertainment and amusement
    Theme parks

TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS
Hospitality information technology
Logistics management
Real estate development
Management consulting


EVENT MANAGEMENT
    Promotion and sport management
    Agency and personal management
    Event and venue management
    Fitness, health and spa management


OTHER SECTORS AND SERVICES
            Human resources
            Media
            Training
            Education

 

 

Hospitality internships

Gain experience while building connections.

Internships are the most complete realization of Les Roches’ experiential education, allowing students to learn on the job while impressing prospective employers. Students are exposed to a broad range of internship opportunities at Les Roches; most will complete two six-month internships as part of their hospitality and management degree.

Choose your internship adventure

At Les Roches, internships are an integral part of the experience. Students are exposed to a wide variety of potential roles and employers on campus:                       

  • An Internship Fair is presented by returning students during the first school week
  • The Career Department and Industry Placement Office (CDIP) publishes internship offers
  • Each students receives an average of 3 internship offers
  • 40+ company visits occur per semester, featuring presentations and interviews
  • 100+ companies visit annually
     

When considering internship possibilities, be sure to consider:

Language requirements: Most of the internship offers require proficient English, but some internships require other foreign language skills.

Visa and work permit regulations: Student nationality and international bylaws can influence the receipt of a work permit or visa for a particular country. The cost of work permits varies in each country.   
Salary and facilities: Generally, companies offer meals and other benefits. Many offer lodging.

Once you’ve chosen an internship, you can focus on getting ready. The CDIP will be your ally and resource through this process, ensuring that you stay on pace with your preparation and paperwork. By the time you leave campus, you’ll be confident in your ability to perform at a professional level anywhere in the world.


Bachelor degree hospitality internships

For students in the bachelor degree program, internship options provide different experiences and develop specific skills.

Semester 2 internship: Your first internship is designed to give you real industry experience, putting into practice the basics you’ve learned at school. Depending on your program, you will intern at the operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in rooms division (front office, housekeeping).

Semester 5 internship: The second internship, which can be completed in any department according to your interests and area of specialization, allows you to develop your understanding of administration, project management, time usage and communication in a hospitality workplace.

Testimonials

Employability

Les Roches Student Placement Statistics

This balance of real, on-the-job work with theoretical management studies sets Les Roches students apart in the job market. Employers choose Les Roches specifically because they know that our graduates are ready: they already know what others need training to understand. Rest assured that when you receive your diploma, you will embark on your career with an eye for detail, solid communication and project skills, and a spirit of teamwork that will make you an asset to any job you pursue.

Employment status at graduation (All programs combined):

 

 

Constant opportunity: +65 companies visit a semester; +130 a year

Every semester, more than forty of the hospitality industry's top employers visit Les Roches to recruit students. Our placement record is excellent, with an 89% employment rate at graduation.

During your time on campus, you can rely on the Career Development Industry Placement Office (CDIP) to organize interviews, get you ready for them and help you to evaluate job offers. CDIP is also a great resource for advice on writing CVs and cover letters.

 

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