According to Hospitality Net, a survey by China's top international hospitality management school shows students are interested in international career opportunities. Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College (LRJJ) surveyed 473 students from five countries, revealing that 65 percent are considering working in China after graduation. The survey also shows a strong interest in the importance of career progression, work-life balance, and employee-employer relationships.
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with LRJJ and other leading hospitality colleges in China to offer students internship opportunities. Guest lectures, on-site visits, and e-learning programs are also part of the program, along with a potential long-term position with the company post-internship.
"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," said Judy Hou, CEO of LRJJ.
Hilton Worldwide invests in training and international career development opportunities for its staff of approximately 12,000 in China. The company plans to expand its hotel base in China from the current 28 to over 100 hotels by 2015.
For more information about LRJJ, visit http://www.lrjj.cn/index.php. For more information on Hilton Worldwide, go to www.hiltonworldwide.com.