The benefits of a career in Hospitality

And how an internship abroad will help get you there!

Why work in hospitality? The hospitality and tourism industry demands driven, social and passionate people who understand the importance of making clients feel at home – whether they’re at a hostel or a 5 star hotel. This industry also requires multicultural awareness and sensitivity, as many sectors of the industry will work with international clients. Discover what the industry can offer you and why a hospitality and tourism internship is the best way to test drive this exciting career:

 

Why work in Hospitality, Events & Tourism? 6 benefits of a career in Hospitality

1. It’s a very humanist profession

Hospitality is all about making people feel welcome. You’re focusing your energy into a person, their experience and their connection to a new place. This is extremely rewarding when you see that you’ve done a good job.

2. More options for adventure and travel

There are hospitality and tourism jobs all over the world for people who speak English, so the career path makes travel and life abroad possible. Moreover, the jobs will be located in all of the exciting tourist hot spots all over the globe!

 

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3. It’s not your typical 9-5 in the office

Hospitality and tourism jobs are not going to offer the same schedule as the corporate world because they are dealing oftentimes with people who are on holiday. An alternative schedule has perks. Moreover, hospitality jobs are often seasonal, so throughout the year the workload will ebb and flow.

4. Fun atmosphere

Hospitality and tourism professionals are often dealing with people who are on vacation – people who want to have fun, relax and escape the working world. An upbeat atmosphere means a happy workplace environment, making hospitality and tourism jobs great for positive, perky people.

5. Diverse industry

Hospitality and tourism is a diverse industry that encompasses many different sectors. A career in hospitality and tourism could take you towards working in event planning and management, hotels, restaurants or travel and tourism.

6. You can share culture

There are people from all over the world and all walks of life working in the hospitality and tourism industry. The sector also tends to attract people interested in sharing with people from other cultures, since many people are visiting a new country. It’s exciting to be able to meet and interact with clients (and coworkers) from all over the world.

 

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Why intern abroad?

Teamwork, flexibility, great communication and a positive attitude are necessary skills for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. A hospitality internship will boost these soft skills through real-world industry experience. Experience abroad will also develop your interpersonal skills with people from many different cultural backgrounds, as in many hospitality and tourism positions you’ll need to interact with people from all over the world. The Intern Group offers hospitality and tourism internships in Madrid, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Medellín and London. These internships are oftentimes at hotels or event planning firms and teach interns how the industry works.

 

Apply now and boost your career!

 

 

Sources: http://www.caterer.com/careers-advice/life-at-work/ten-reasons-why-hospitality-jobs-are-great

Photo 1. based on Hotel California, by Kevin Dooley, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on hospitality, by Yutaka Seki, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Oberoi Employees_Rishi (22), by Saptarshi Biswas, CC-by-2.0

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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