Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study

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Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
JournalEducation and Training
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1995

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Maximizing the hospitality management student work placement experience
Una McMahon and Ursula Quinn
Education + Training
Volume 37 · Number 4 · 1995 · 13–17


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