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Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study

McMahon-Beattie, Una and Quinn, U (1995) Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study. Education and Training, 37 (4). pp. 13-17. [Journal article]

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Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29227
Deposited By: Professor Una McMahon-Beattie
Deposited On:10 Apr 2014 08:53
Last Modified:10 Apr 2014 08:53

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