Ever wondered what a career in hospitality management really looks like? The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) gave prospective students the chance to experience it firsthand at an Open Day last weekend.
The free event saw more than 70 visitors attend the BMIHMS Leura Campus, receiving personalised tours of BMIHMS’ housekeeping, front office and food and beverage departments and participating in activities to give them insight into what student life is really like.
Attendees chatted to current students and staff about topics including paid placement opportunities at some of the leading international hotels and resorts worldwide and the benefits of working in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
An international buffet lunch was provided, along with activity stalls representing cultures from all around the world including Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Europe, Africa and Indonesia. The stalls featured students in traditional dress, food, activities, games and live music.
BMIHMS General Manager, Jerome Casteigt, said:
“Truly, the BMIHMS student experience is unlike any other. Our courses offer a very unique combination of theoretical coursework and practical hands on experience to ensure our students are work ready when they graduate. Many of them receive job offers well before that, thanks to our strong industry partnerships and connections around the world.
“Our Open Day is one of the most popular events we run each year and one of the best opportunities prospective students have to gain real insight into the BMIHMS experience. We’re looking forward to another successful event in 2016,” he said.
Applications are now open for BMIHMS’ October intake. To apply or for more information on the courses available, click here.