Career Timeline | American Hotel Academy


Career Timeline

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – International Hotel Business Management

Career development while studying at American Hotel Academy

  • Discover career development stages that you will go through while studying. Each stage prepares you for your next career step.
  • Locate the stage you should be at and make your personal plan / take advantage of the opportunities offered by the School.
  • Find out what you need to do in order to grow professionally!
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PRACTICAL TRAINING

  • Cross training in hotels in Brasov
  • One month operational training (Food & Beverage, Rooms Division and Culinary)

PRACTICAL TRAINING

  • Cross training in hotels in Brasov
  • One month operational training (Human Resources and chosen concentration)

PRACTICAL TRAINING

  • Consultancy Projects at hotels in Brasov

INTERNSHIP

  • 4 – 5 months operational internship in hotels
  • Paid or not paid internship, in Romania or worldwide

INTERNSHIP

  • 4 – 18 months operational internship in hotels
  • Paid or not paid internship, in Romania or worldwide

PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT CAREER STEP

  • Find out the channels through which you can apply for graduate jobs and/or Management Trainee Programs
  • Update your CV and have it checked by the Career Development team
  • Talk to the School’s support team at the Career Development Office and make your personal plan regarding your next career step
  • Use the resources on our online career platform, discover internship offers
  • Study the Graduate’s Guide
  • Narrow down your options for future career plans
  • Make your own Career Plan
  • Talk to senior students and alumni

START BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRANDING

  • Set up professional on-line accounts
  • Join the School’s online career platform and start networking with colleagues, alumni, faculty and employers; search for jobs and internships
  • Create your Linked In profile
  • Create your eCampus profile

PERSONAL BRANDING

  • Use your professional on-line accounts to network with hospitality professionals
  • Use the School’s online career platform and start networking with colleagues, alumni, faculty and employers; search for jobs and internships

PERSONAL BRANDING

  • Use your professional on-line accounts to network with hospitality professionals
  • Use the School’s online career platform and start networking with colleagues, alumni, faculty and employers; search for jobs and internships

EXPLORE INTERNSHIP / JOB OPTIONS

  • Talk to the School’s support team at the Career Development Office and make your personal plan
  • Use the resources on our online career platform, discover internship offers
  • Research occupations of interest and hotels both online and talking with our support team
  • Attend on campus employer presentations
  • Talk to senior students and alumni

EXPLORE INTERNSHIP / JOB OPTIONS

  • Talk to the School’s support team at the Career Development Office and make your personal plan
  • Use the resources on our online career platform, discover internship offers
  • Research occupations of interest and hotels both online and talking with our support team
  • Attend on campus employer presentations
  • Narrow down your options for future career plans
  • Make your own Career Plan
  • Talk to senior students and alumni

ATTEND INTERVIEWS

  • Stay connected with our network of employers on the School’s online career platform
  • Apply on the School’s online career platform and other channels to job openings and graduate programs
  • Attend on line or on campus career fairs and employer presentations

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHimprove your soft skills

  • Attend personal and career development workshops: Assertive communication, Non-verbal communication, Public speaking, Active listening….
  • Come to networking events
  • Go in study trips to hotels and hospitality establishments

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHimprove your soft skills

  • Attend personal and career development workshops: Business Correspondence, Budgeting & personal financial planning, Time management…..
  • Come to networking events
  • Go in study trips to hotels and hospitality establishments

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHimprove your soft skills

GAIN WORKING EXPERIENCEimprove your hard skills

  • Attend the practical training sessions
  • Get involved in volunteering activities / events
  • Get involved in Student Government and organize student events / projects

GAIN WORKING EXPERIENCEimprove your hard skills

  • Attend the practical training sessions
  • Get involved in volunteering activities / events
  • Get involved in Student Government and organize student events / projects

GAIN WORKING EXPERIENCEimprove your hard skills

  • Get involved in projects organized by hotels in Brasov
  • Find work in hotels in Brasov during the final academic year
  • Get involved in volunteering activities / events
  • Get involved in Student Government and organize student events / projects
   

START EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY

Understand the Ladder

Most people who rise to top hospitality management positions started out in entry-level jobs like dishwashing, technical support or accounts payable.
“These entry-level positions are important because they build character and give you an opportunity to see the business from the ground up” says Lara Weiss, global director of sales for K Hotels International, a Los Angeles-based marketing and sales organization for independent hotels and inns worldwide.
Also, large companies, rarely hire / recruit middle or executive level personnel from outside the company. They prefer to promote people from the inside, who understand the company, the culture and proved to be a match.
Find below a brief description of usual steps to be taken in the hospitality industry:

INTERNSHIPS – the first step on the ladder
Basic requirements:
– student within a hospitality management program
– no previous experience required
– main objective: to gain work experience!
– typically available in: Food & Beverage, Rooms Division, Spa & Health Clubs.

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS – gateways to a career in hospitality
Basic Requirements:
– Bachelor degree in hospitality management
– At least 6 months working experience
– Industry specific skills
– Just to name a few: MANAGEMENT TRAINEE, GROUP AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR / AGENT, SALES / ACCOUNT AGENT, SPA RECEPTIONIST, FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE POSITIONS

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS – “Moving up the ladder”
Basic Requirements:
– Bachelor degree in hospitality management
– At least a few years working experience (3 – 5)
– Industry specific skills
– Just to name a few: RESTAURANT MANAGER, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER, HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER, EXECUTIVE CHEF, FRONT OFFICE MANAGER, TRAINING / HR MANAGER, REVENUE MANAGER

EXECUTIVE LEVEL POSITIONS – “Moving up the ladder”
Basic Requirements:
– Bachelor degree in hospitality management
– Master of science or higher degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management
– Working experience (5 – 10) out of which a couple of years in a leadership / management position
– Industry specific skills
– Other trainings,courses or studies
– Just to name a few: VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR , HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR, GENERAL MANAGER, HOTEL DIRECTOR

For more information about your career please contact our career advisor Ana Leah at the Student Services Office during working hours or to schedule a meeting at email: ana.leah@americanhotelacademy.ro.