Last semester, the Career Development and Internship Department (CDIP) at Les Roches Marbella connected hundreds of students with positions in top hotels around the world. Since the hotel industry recognizes the valuable skills that talented students from Les Roches are equipped with, over forty of these hotels sent their HR teams and Executives directly to Marbella to recruit students firsthand last semester.
The challenge to connect each student with internship opportunities that will best serve their individual professional development is one the department takes very seriously. To achieve this requires building both an extensive network of hotel industry contacts as well as a reputation for students who are professional, passionate, results-oriented, and experienced. They all highlight the benefits students bring to their operations by being able to jump right into their work from day one. Therefore, it is important that students receive the best possible preparation in the classroom and in practical arts training before venturing into the workplace during their internships. Judging by the brands that visited Les Roches Marbella last semester, this formula is proving successful.
Alumni Recruit from Their Alma Mater
With over 13,000 alumni currently working in the hospitality industry worldwide, not only do they serve as examples of the best the industry has to offer, but they themselves are returning to Marbella to recruit top talent for the hotels they manage. Such is the case with Hesperia Hotels & Resorts (Hyatt Regency Group), who visited campus recently to interview students for their hotels in Madrid and for their new expansion hotel brand, Urban Hotels. The group sent two Les Roches Marbella alumni and top executives in the group to personally select students for their ongoing projects.
CDIP is Ready for 2020
The Spring 2020 Semester will continue to build on CDIP’s success with a full calendar of on-campus recruitment activities. Starting this week, they will begin to connect reputable international hotel brands, boutique hotels, luxury resorts, and hospitality-related companies with students looking for focused internships and post-graduation career opportunities. (Students are encouraged to look for updates on weekly presentations in the Les Roches Marbella Student App.)