‘There is wonderful energy in the room as students look for opportunities for their next right move, either for placements or positions.
‘We see the Career Fair as an ideal way for students to engage one-on-one with industry to set up their futures’, says Derek Milligan, Director Student and Industry Engagement.
Held in early October in Graduate’s Restaurant, the Career Fair attracted more than 100 students across all years.
Industry representatives included Hilton, Hyatt, Accor, Marriott International, Crown Resorts, Four Seasons and The Star Entertainment Group, just to name a few. Four ICHM graduates were among the hoteliers, along with two students currently on industry placement.
‘Students arrive well prepared, with many in the process of application and interview with companies represented, and some students have already been offered positions.
‘However, every student makes the most of the opportunity to network, network network!’, as a means of getting to know industry and industry getting to know them’, says Derek Milligan.
Last year, more than 50% of placements were set up from one of the companies at Career Fair, and this year the percentage is expected to be even higher.