Bond University’s School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management is partnering with the Marriott International to create a unique program designed to give students the opportunity to work in their chosen field before graduating.
The program is specifically designed for Indian students and gives undergraduate and postgraduate students the chance to complete hands-on part-time work experience at a Marriott resort or hotel on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane while they study.
Bond University Head of the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management Professor Elizabeth Roberts said this is an ideal opportunity for Indian students who have their eye on working at a Marriott establishment.
“We are really excited to give our students this opportunity; our curriculum is focussed on providing industry work experience for our students, ensuring they are as work-ready as possible when they graduate,” said Professor Roberts.
With an average of three million people flocking to the Gold Coast each year the industry is the perfect location for students wanting to learn the trade.
“The Gold Coast is one of the premier tourist destinations in Australia with hotels, resorts and a range of leisure activities,” explains Professor Roberts.
“This means there is scope for our graduates to gain really valuable experience in a thriving environment.”
Interested Indian students can apply for School of Hotel and Resort Management degree programs via the Bond website or contact International Regional Manager.
Once accepted into the degree program, they can apply for the Marriott/Bond India Program. Applicants will be required to interview with Marriott senior managers in India before departing for their studies at Bond University.
The School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management has developed both undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on international hotel and tourism management best practice with input from industry advisory boards.
The School is looking to expand this educational agreement to other countries throughout the year increasing the network of opportunities for Bond graduates.