American Hotel Academy students and graduates had the amazing opportunity to meet and connect with the Graduate Recruitment Manager from Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Bjorn Olthof and Mrs. Mihaela Petrache, Human Resources Manager at Hilton Athenee Palace in Bucharest. The hotel in Bucharest is successfully cooperating with the Academy for the past 5 year for internship and employment opportunities and Hilton Worldwide Graduate Recruitment Manager came for the second year in a row to the Academy.

Bjorn Olthof described the career opportunities within the chain, both for the students and for the graduates and he described the two well-known graduate programs who are now open for applications: ELEVATOR (fast track program for graduates who wish to become general managers) and FINESSE (fast track program for the graduates who wish to become Finances Directors).

Also, he extended a welcome to the hotel chain to all the students who are looking for internship opportunities and to all the graduates who are seeking employment.

He described the Hilton culture of care for guests and for the employees and committed to welcome any American Hotel Academy student / graduate who is passionate about the hospitality industry and has the enthusiasm and determination to grow professionally.

Mihaela Petrache presented the hotel Hilton Athenee Palace in Bucharest, the internship, management trainee and employment opportunities within the hotel, open to the American Hotel Academy students and graduates. Mrs. Petrache also encouraged all the students who are interested to apply for an internship / management trainee program / employment opportunity to get in touch with the students who already completed an internship at their hotel or obtained a job offer to receive hand-on feedback about the growth opportunities offered by the hotel.

The students and graduates who attended the presentation were able to ask questions to clarify their own career interests and needs.