Global Hospitality Management Careers

Global Hospitality Management Careers

Hospitality and tourism employs over 235 million people worldwide, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, and career prospects in the industry expand rapidly year on year.

A Les Roches degree is the best preparation available for a career in this dynamic industry.

Why choose a hospitality management career?

Hospitality and tourism is one of the world’s largest, most diverse and most exciting industries. It is vast, offering a broad variety and high number of jobs across the globe.

 

 

Where can a hospitality management degree take you?

The hospitality industry offers a stimulating, international work environment and a wide array of career paths and job opportunities. 

The following list shows you some of the sectors you might work in upon graduating from Les Roches. 

HOTEL & RESORT    

  • Hotels, Resorts and Clubs
  • Food & Beverage
  • Catering
  • Facilities Management

TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS

  • Hospitality Information Technology
  • Logistics Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Management Consulting

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Cruise Lines
  • Airlines
  • Rail

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • Promotion and Sport Management
  • Agency and Personal Management
  • Event and Venue Management
  • Fitness, Health and Spa Management

ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE

  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Casinos
  • Entertainment and Amusement
  • Theme Parks

OTHER SECTORS AND SERVICES

  • Human Resources
  • Media
  • Training
  • Education

 

Building Experience for Career Advantage

Internships are a vital part of Les Roches hospitality management degrees. Most students will complete two, 6-month internships during the bachelor program. 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

At Les Roches, you will be exposed to a variety of internship opportunities from your first week on campus:

  • Internship Fair: presented by returning students during the first week
  • The CDIP publishes internship offers: average 3 offers per student
  • Company Visits: 40+ per semester with presentations and interviews

When considering internship possibilities, you will be urged to keep in mind:

  • Language Requirements: Most of the internship offers require proficient English, but you can also look for internships that 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 vary in each country.
     
  • Salary and Facilities: Generally, companies offer meals and other benefits and many offer accommodation.

Once you have found an appropriate position, the fine tuning and preparation for internship can begin. The CDIP will guide you through the final steps and ensure that by the time you leave campus, you will be ready to embark on the next exciting phase of your practical education.
 

BACHELOR DEGREE HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIPS

For students in the bachelor degree program, each internship will develop specific skills and provide a different experience.

Semester 2 Internship

For this first internship, you will put into practice the basics you have learned and get a feel for the industry. This first work experience is at operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping).

Semester 5 Internship

The aim of the second internship is to allow you to develop your understanding of administration, project management, managing your time and communicating in the hospitality workplace. This internship can be completed in any department depending on the student’s interests and specialization choice.
 

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIPS

Postgraduate students generally undertake one internship in the hospitality industry that lasts a minimum of four months.

As students in this program are more mature, due to their background, age and previous education, they will generally be given an administrative, supervisory, or training position (with, if possible, exposure to a variety of operating departments) in a Swiss or international hotel or another hospitality establishment.

The supervisor will work with students in order to incorporate the knowledge and skills they will have already acquired during their 2 semesters of classroom and craft-based-learning experience on campus. 

 

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“I was given the opportunity to do my internship in the Human Resources Department at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai. It was a great experience, contributing to my personal and professional development. Considering I am a people person, I enjoyed meeting colleagues from different cultures and doing my best to support them with their HR-related issues. I was given a chance to handle important responsibilities, including leave applications, internal transfers, sorting out CVs, assisting my HR Manager with interviews and recruitments and new employee orientations. Therefore, this internship helped me face and overcome challenges, adding immense value to my experience.”

Aradhana Khullar, Indian
Human Resources Intern | Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, U.A.E.

 

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«I started my internship working for the Maître D’Hôtel and ended up assisting the F&B Manager working on the new cocktail list for the bar and some events such as weddings and birthdays, as well as controlling the stocks and staff schedules of the Service team.
Les Roches gave me all the theoretical knowledge I needed for that internship. The school also gave me the basic knowledge of preparing a Mise en Place. Through its diverse student body, Les Roches most importantly taught me how to communicate with different peoples from different nationalities.»

Mickael Gautier, Swiss
F&B Intern | Intercontinental “Le Moana”, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

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camila“I originally signed my contract with Park Hyatt BC as the restaurant’s hostess and when the managers got to know me they gave me the expeditor position in the evenings even though I was a first year intern and this was my first job. I was given the opportunity to work in a position normally held by someone who has much more professional experience in F&B/Kitchen. The experience showed me that if you are passionate and dedicated to what you do, and a supportive team, you can exceed other’s expectations and even your own.”

Camila Ramirez Gonzalez, Spanish / Argentinian / Colombian
Service Intern - Park Hyatt Resort & Spa , Colorado, USA

 

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natalie-muscat“The Olympic Park is fantastic, I enjoyed every bit of it! On the first day of competition in the velodrome, numerous world records were broken. The atmosphere in the velodrome was absolutely electrifying. The crowd was just amazing and so loud that we had a health and safety issues with noise levels. We all worked over 14h a day, 7 days a week and walked an average of 16-20 miles a day. We all worked hard together to make the 2012 Olympics special. I am so lucky to have had such an opportunity!”

Natalie Muscat, British / French
Events Intern | London 2012 Olympics

 

Les Roches Placement Statistics

Unlike many traditional universities, Les Roches focuses heavily on developing applicable, professional skills, as well as the soft skills that are needed for international management positions.

The balance of practical work with theoretical management studies gives our students immediate access to jobs with top hospitality employers. 

Employers come to us specifically, because they know our graduates and interns can jump right in, have an eye for detail, have solid communication and project management skills and a spirit of team work. 

On Graduation Day – Employment Status (All Programs Combined)

 

Fact: 40-50 Companies Visit Les Roches Every Semester to Recruit

Every semester over 40 of the Hospitality Industry's top employers recruit students from us. Our placement record is excellent.

Our Career Development Industry Placement Office will organize interviews, help you prepare for them and if necessary, advise you on making decisions about accepting positions.

 

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