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Resort Hosts Careers Fair

Resort Hosts Careers Fair
Tanoa Group training manager Alaamgeer Shah (second from left), briefs a student during the USP Career fair at The Shangri-La Fijian Resort yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 27
09:55 2015

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) hosted its annual careers fair at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Island, yesterday.

Professor Marcus Stephenson said the one-day event provided students with the opportunity to meet various tourism and hospitality organisations to gain ideas on potential career paths and employment opportunities.

“A lot of emphasis on the school is trying to encourage students to have stronger links with the industry and rely in employer-mobility,” Professor Stephenson said.

“Students who will graduate get the opportunity to meet potential employers and hopefully line up for jobs. Secondly, internship students are through an internship with employer on a short-time basis.”

Professor Stephenson said the event was being organised in consultation with industry stakeholders and featured 20 different employers from the tourism and hospitality sector.

“It is important to work with joint experience as we have good relationships to attract 20 organisations compared to 14 last year.”

Laucala Island Resort general manager Christoph Ganster who joined the fair said, “It was important for Laucala Island and myself as we basically are grooming local people and indentify more to bring on board.

“I was really impressed with the calibre and the presentation made by the students.”

Bachelor in Commerce Hotel management final student Lusiana Uluivutia was part of the event.

“This is the first time I am part of it and it is beneficial for graduates like me as the feedback has been up to my expectation and also to improve our aspirations,” Ms Uluivutia said.

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