BMIHMS at Torrens University hosted this year’s first Graduate Privileged Partners (GPP) ‘On Campus Recruitment Day’ last week at the Leura Campus. The ten GPP Partners brought over thirty-five industry representatives and recruiters. Representatives spoke directly with students about their properties, current, and future job opportunities, and completed speed interviews.
BMIHMS places a strong emphasis on the employability of its graduates, works closely with industry to build networks, and connects students with employers whilst studying and after graduation.
First year student, Sanila Khosla from India, said that she was going in with an open mind. “I want to see what each of the brands has to offer, and the opportunities they have available.”
Lauren Pietsch, originally from Newcastle now an undergraduate Hotel and Resort Management student, said that she had been able to meet with the brands she was keen to work for, and learn about others that she had not previously considered prior to attending.
Over six hundred students from Leura and Sydney Campus attended the event. They met with representatives from Accor, Sofitel, Four Seasons, IHG, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood, TFE and the newest brand to join the GPP, Crown Resorts. It was a great opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Student William Thackray was ecstatic, as he had just been put in contact with the Director of Food and Beverage at Hyatt.
Many students had prepared resumes and cover letters to enquire about opportunities available for industry placement roles. For graduating students, the day was the perfect opportunity to discuss full-time roles, and management trainee programs that the brands have available.
Assistant Human Resources Manager, Shauna Kleem from Starwood said:
“Today was a great opportunity for students to make themselves known with recruiters in the industry. Students who introduce themselves to us today and make themselves known, and go on to apply for a role with Starwood, will be more likely to be considered for a position.”
Students who the partners had previously met and identified as high potential were approached for one-on-one interviews. Those who had impressed the recruiters in the morning were also asked back for a more in-depth interview. Over 100 interviews were held with students on the day; an invaluable opportunity and experience for students, on location at their school.
BMIHMS hosts GPP On Campus Recruitment days twice a year, for all students. For more information about our Graduate Privileged Partners, click here.