Why You Can’t Miss Open Day in Leura (If You Want a Career in Hotels!)

The international hotel industry is all about providing the best of everything; exceptional customer service, unforgettable experiences, the most delicious food, and luxurious accommodation in the world’s most exotic locations.

If you’re dreaming of having an exceptional career as a leader in international hotel management, naturally, you want to get the best education possible.

It’s official: the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School was ranked this year by QS World University Rankings as the best hotel management school in Australia. That’s not all, though. We’ve received some shining results from a whole range of recent graduate surveys, demonstrating why we deserve that QS Ranking:

  • The TNS Independent Survey of over 200 managers from 28 luxury hotel chains says they prefer hiring staff from the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, rather than anywhere else in Australia or the Asia Pacific.
  • 95% of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School graduates actively looking to find the job they love within 3 months.
  • 74% of our graduates are in their dream management positions within 5 years.
  • 91% of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School graduates think that the industry placements in their qualification helped their career journey.
  • 98% of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School graduates agreed that their job post completion match with their skills and professional goals.

Next month, you can get a window into your potential future: studying a Bachelor’s Degree while living in a simulated hotel at the beautiful Leura Campus, in Sydney’s Blue Mountains. 

Here are 8 reasons why you don’t want to miss  Open Day on the 7th of September if you’re serious about a career in international hotels.

1. Get some career advice from our industry experts.

At Open Day, you have the rare chance to ask anything you want about your career to our team of staff, who are there to answer any of your questions. They have all had diverse and successful careers in hotel management, spanning diverse positions all around the world. Who knows what insider tips you might discover!


2. Take a personalized campus tour and see what a student-operated, simulated hotel looks like.

At the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, you’re completely immersed in your training every day, and that’s what makes our graduates so exceptional. During the course of your study, you live in a simulated hotel, complete with three different student-run restaurants where you eat your meals. You’re given roles within the operations of the hotel, while also experiencing it as a guest! 

“This school, being totally dedicated to hospitality, means the students are industry-ready because we get to see both sides of the industry – we are both the guest and the staff receiving the training. This is a very good concept.” – Jaideep Rai (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Student, India)

3. Find out about work placement and internship opportunities.

When it comes to running hotels, there’s no substitute for experience! That’s why the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has developed close relationships with prestigious industry partners including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, and Four Seasons Hotel Groups, among other renowned brands.

Through these partners, you get to complete part of your studies while working in placements across the world. Imagine yourself at the Intercontinental in Geneva, the Dorchester in London or the Hilton in the Cayman Islands!

At Open Day, you can talk to our career advisors about these incredible internship opportunities with our industry partners. 


4. Attend a free workshop.

With free workshops taught on Open Day by some of the headteachers for our courses in hotel management, you’ll get a little taste of what it will be like to study at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Plus, you’ll get to meet some of your potential future teachers! Find out what knowledge, support and industry insight they can offer you, to help you get the career of your dreams.


5. Network with other industry professionals.

Most students who attend Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, and particularly the Master’s students, are already industry professionals with years of experience in the hotel industry. Even if you never come to study with us, Open Day is a great opportunity to network with other professionals.


6. Find out how to get into a Bachelor or a Masters of International Hotel Management.

Two of the most popular courses at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School are the Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management) and the Master Degree in International Hotel Management. Competition for places in these courses can be fierce! Designed in co-operation with our industry partners, these courses provide unique, advanced training to prepare students for the highest levels of hotel management.

If you’re not sure whether your enrollment application will be accepted with your existing levels of education and experience, come along to Open Day and chat with some of our staff. They’ll be able to give you tips on how you can get into these in-demand courses.


7. Are you eligible for a scholarship?

Did you know that Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has scholarships of up to $20,000 available for students that meet the right criteria? Find out from staff at Open Day if you’re eligible, and how to apply.


8. Free lunch!

Who doesn’t want a free lunch in a fancy hotel restaurant?!

Book your visit to the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Open Day at the Leura Campus, on the 7th of September, by following this link. Don’t forget to register, because places are limited!

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