Corp Executive Hotel Apartments - Al Barsha Hosts First Graduation Ceremony in Dubai for Zuyd University, Hotel Management School Maastricht

Top Quote Zuyd University, Hotel Management School Maastricht presented Funda diplomas (BA diploma) to three students at a special graduation ceremony held at Corp Executive Hotel Apartments - Al Barsha - Dubai this week. End Quote
  • Abilene, TX (1888PressRelease) November 03, 2011 - Zuyd University, Hotel Management School Maastricht presented Funda diplomas (BA diploma) to three students at a special graduation ceremony held at Corp Executive Hotel Apartments - Al Barsha - Dubai this week. Ms Tingting Guo, Ms Lente Leenders and Ms Christina Linkens received their diplomas from Ms Annette Giesbers, representative of the Internship Department at the Hotel Management School Maastricht, who had specially flown to Dubai for the ceremony. Looking forward to their careers, the ecstatic students proudly celebrated their scholastic achievements up on collecting their diplomas with some of the former students now employed in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as new interns.Ms Giesbers stated, "It is the first time for us to organize such a ceremony in Dubai and we are truly grateful to Corp Executive Hotel Apartments - Al Barsha for making it happen.

    As these students were offered employment immediately upon completion of their internships, they are now based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hence, they could not come to attend the annual graduation ceremony held in September in Maastricht so we are here to present their diplomas. Through our international internship programmes we aim to increase global understanding and global competence among our students that helps produce global managers. These are an essential part of student and faculty engagement and development too."Ms Giesbers continued, "Internships allow students to gain practical experience by working alongside professionals. One of the major goals of our graduation programmes is to offer a variety of internships to students to gain experience with some of the finest hotels.

    Aside for placements in The Netherlands we send our students for internships to Belgium, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany, South Africa, UAE, China, Malaysia and Thailand. It gives them the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in real-life situations. We have two mandatory training periods of 5 to 6 months each in a four-year-course, during which students work in the hotel industry. This hands-on experience allows students to make better career decisions following their graduation. Companies such as HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings - that has 33 hotels operational in the Middle East and Africa, offer fantastic internship opportunities and we are very happy to associate with them.

    "Present on the occasion was also Mr Michel Noblet, President & CEO, HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings, who is a strong advocate for better-educated work force and on-the-job trainings as the way for the hospitality industry to stay globally competitive. He said, "We are delighted to offer internships to students both local and international that enable them to practice theory while giving them the opportunity to develop themselves as 'future hospitality managers.' We offer a range of internships for students at our hotels including culinary, lodging, housekeeping, food and beverage, accounting, human resources and marketing.He continued, "Hotel Management School Maastricht had set an example in quality hospitality education with its high standards and we are very pleased to accommodate students from this prestigious university on a regular basis".

    Currently there are two students training at Corp Executive Hotel Apartments - Al Barsha - and there are more due to arrive in January from Hotel Management School Maastricht. Aamir Pervez, who is the General Manager of the hotel commented, "The internships at our hotel are carefully chosen by students and relate to their educational programme and future career goals. Our trainings help students to learn the policies, systems and procedures in place for each department they work in. Excellence comes through perseverance. In fact, it might be a student's first step into a career with us as was the case with Ms Tingting Guo who was offered a full-time position up on completion of her internship."

    Founded in 1950, Maastricht Hotel Management School offers a bachelor degree course of 4 years full time in hospitality management as well as two master's degree courses of 12 months full time. The first two programmes welcome international bachelor students to apply for selection. The Hotel School highly appreciates the application of students from the Middle East. The MBA programme is recommended explicitly to hospitality professionals who have been working for several years in the industry around the globe. The training course is centered around the professional profile or skills needed to be a hospitality manager.

    The institute's high standards and quality programmes form the basis for a wide range of management functions and opens a world of opportunities for students. On graduation, students can embark on a career as a manager or consultant with hospitality and service organizations such as hotels, restaurants, catering companies, and congress and conference centers.
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