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By Ma Zhenhuan in Shanghai ( China Daily )
Updated:2012-06-04 15:48:09Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallHospitality students around the world are eager for international career opportunities, and many are considering working in China after graduation, according to a survey jointly conducted by global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide and Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College (LRJJ), Chinas top international hospitality management school.
The survey, which aimed to better understand young peoples thinking on careers in the industry, was conducted as part of the two-day Generation Y Conference in Shanghai. A total of 474 students from leading hospitality schools in five countries – China, Switzerland, Australia, Spain and the United States – took part in the survey.
The survey found that the opportunity for an international career is the decisive factor in choosing to study hospitality, with 51 percent of respondents citing it as one of their top five reasons. In addition, 65 percent of students are considering working in China after graduation.
“China is witnessing unprecedented growth in the hospitality sector, which presents huge opportunities for young people, who have a passion for working in the industry. We are committed to nurturing young talent to support our expansion needs, helping young professionals realize their career ambitions and also contributing to the overall development of the industry,” says David Osborne, senior vice-president of human resource operations and development of Hilton Worldwide. The company has set the goal to extend and deepen its presence in China by expanding from its current 28 hotels to more than 100 properties in China by 2015.
The survey also found about 40 percent of students rank hospitality education as one of the top three factors that will help them achieve their vision of a successful career. Additionally, nearly half of the students surveyed (47 percent) say they regard career progression as the most important factor when applying for their first permanent job.
“The value of hospitality education in preparing students for successful careers in the industry is well recognized and appreciated. We will continue to work closely with leading industry players like Hilton Worldwide in developing our curriculum to meet the changing needs of the workplace and provide our students a head start in their careers when they graduate,” says Judy Hou, CEO of LRJJ.
In doing so, LRJJ has inked a partnership with Hilton to offer top students internship opportunities to complement their classroom learning. Under the program, students are offered opportunities to attend lectures, onsite visits and e-learning programs specially designed to prepare them for the workplace. Outstanding students could potentially secure job offers with Hilton Worldwide upon graduation. ArticlesCross-Straits hospital opens in AugustJessica Simpson giving birth in leopard print?Robin Gibb beat the odds againEuropean-style luxury in HainanA hotel that sells experienceTagshospitality china market internationalPhotoBertrand Guyon Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Giambattista Valli Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Donatella Versace Haute Couture F/W 2015/2016Babies in swimming contestSummer tourism season begins in ShandongArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelUS dollar inspired art to be auctioned at SotherbyExhibition highlights 300 cultural items in BeijingState of Yins mindHolding the rootsPhotographer captures the beauty of XihaiguChen Qingqings Fantasy MuseumTen paintings to remember Xu BeihongMajor Dali show in ShanghaiMao Zedong poetry exhibit marks 94th anniversary of CPCs foundingRetrospective show of masterWar hero’s film dedicated to museumHistorian launches Beijing bodyMovie The Great Wall promoted in BeijingZhang Liangying at premiere of Terminator GenisysChinese childrens film faces Disney copycat accusationsPopular anchor back on screenA real kung fu movieChen Kaige appointed dean of film academy in ShanghaiChina copyright society says film, TV theft frequentMovie Monster Hunt premieres in BeijingVeteran martial artist Yu Chenghui dies at 76Chen Kaiges new film released amid low expectationsHot listBollywood and bonhomieSkys the limit for movie stars salariesBoxers top Forbes highest paid celebrities listJet Li attends charity gala at Hong Kong Fashion WeekZhang Liangying goes public with her 12-year relationshipEvolution of Chinese beauties in a centuryVeteran martial artist Yu Chenghui dies at 76Entertainment weekly photos: June 27 – July 3Star Tracks in JulyLupita NyongO joins initiative to protect elephantsRihanna becomes recording industrys top digital singles artistSun Li graces cover of Lohas magazineActors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorceDonatella Versace Haute Couture F/W 2015/2016Decoding the China fixationBertrand Guyon Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Giambattista Valli Haute Couture F/W 2015/16Designer leaves theater to give stage to real-life wardrobesRaising glass to a dreamCosmetic giants lower pricesExplore the beauty of Chinese Costume in RomeCouture compatriotMa Ke is out to break fashions hierarchyLecture tour about Chinese costume ends in RomeMissing links?A mania for meatSudsy successMushroom KingdomFinding his inner fiestaPizza Huts new offeringsRed Bull-for-phones helps students focusMaster class savors premium Australian wineTheres more to American food than burgers and french friesCanada to feed Chinese appetite for sea cucumbersSpiced saffron rice (India)Pasta lovers at home with Shanxi noodlesTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsEditors PicksSkys the limit for movie stars salaries3 Chinese metropolises among most costly cities for expatsStars who aced national examsPost-90s shines in 2015 Forbes China Celebrity 100 listHot wordsRobin WilliamsHan HanGossipTiny TimesOscars red carpet ReganmianNanluoguxiangTeaShirley TempleLeonardo DiCaprioVideoEasy Talk Special: A world of magicEasy Talk: Foreigners at home in Chinese hutongsEasy Talk: Are you addicted to your smart phone?ColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-RayPauline D Loh:
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