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The department that offers career counselling is composed of 3 counsellors that support all AEE students in a variety of ways. On this page you can find information about the status of the hospitality industry, internship destinations and measures taken to adapt to the current situation.
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We have your back!

Our career counsellors are looking into different internship options so that our students continue developing their skills during the Covid-19 situation.

Hospitality during COVID-19

The global travel and tourism sector suffered a loss of almost $4.5 trillion last year due to the “devastating” impact of Covid-19. More than 62 million jobs were lost, representing a year-on-year drop of 18.5%, leaving just 272 million employed across the industry globally. Job losses hit the entire travel and tourism ecosystem as the pandemic spread.

A resumption in international travel by June will “significantly” boost global and national GDPs and jobs after a “ruinous” 2020 and past winter. World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts that if the global vaccine rollout continues at pace, and travel restrictions are relaxed just before the summer season, the 62 million jobs lost in 2020 could return by 2022.

Internship Programmes

We keep believing that gaining professional experience is important and the students need to practice what they are learning at school.

We are in touch with our partner hotels and restaurants and we opened internship programs with the ones who operate during the 2021 summer. We organized virtual recruitment fairs and hotel presentations during the academic year. As of March 2021, most of our students have industry placements secured for the 2021 summer.

Continuous Support & Development

Despite the COVID-19 impact over the hospitality industry, we are committed to support students in gaining relevant work experience. We support students to invest in themselves and their growth by attending courses, workshops, practical training sessions and work experiences to add relevant skills for the hospitality industry.

At the end of the crisis, when recruiters will ask our students what they did during the pandemic, they will be able to say that they did anything they could to continue to grow: learned foreign languages, gained new skills, worked or volunteered where they could.

The Career Counselors in the Career Office are available to students all through the year to offer counseling and growth opportunities.

Internship Programmes available for 2021 Summer

Internship options in Romania

250+ internship opportunities are available for all students at Romanian host companies in both operational and back-office positions.

Internship options international

150+ internship opportunities are available for all students at host companies in both operational and back-office positions in countries such as Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain and USA.

Intern positions open at American Hotel Academy

The intern jobs open at AHA for the students during summer: Assistant Registrar, Marketing and Admissions Intern, Intelligence Officer, Marketing Strategist.

Online internships

Internship projects delivered by students to companies, online.

Employment opportunities

(1) All the employment opportunities are advertised on the online career platform - HOSCO, as soon as they are available. (2) Search and find employment opportunities through the Career Office by making an appointment with a career counselor and asking for personalized advice.

Volunteering / community work

Involvement in volunteering activities.

How are the recruitment events changed?

The interaction with the employers is done virtually. This includes career fairs, information sessions of the employers and interviews.

How is the recruitment activity organized?

The recruitment calendar is organized in collaboration with the industry partners, as usually, and is being posted on eCampus and on HOSCO. All recruitment fairs and new internship / employment offers are posted on the online career platform – HOSCO for all students to see and apply, if interested.

Details and dates of the recruitment events will be posted on HOSCO as soon as they are set by the employers. Interested students will enroll in the recruitment event on HOSCO and / or through the Career Office.

The employers’ interviews that we host (usually referred to as recruitment on eCampus) are scheduled on HOSCO and offered on virtual platforms by the employers. All the employers’ information sessions take place, remotely.

Are the career orientation services available, as well as resume review, career portfolio and interview preparation?

The Career Office continues to offer programs and personal coaching services, remotely and onsite, upon scheduling. The counsellors are available both onsite, in the Career Office, as well as online (Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype) or via telephone for a wide range of services of personal and career development.

All the personal development and career workshops are organized online for all students, on Fridays. The students are informed regarding the details of the activities via email, Hosco and eCampus.

On eCampus, students can access an electronic Career Kit for their career development. Students that need individual support can benefit from this through an appointment at the Career Office. The individual appointments will happen onsite or online, according to the availability of the student.

Workshops for the 1st year students

Activity
Short description
Workshop HOSCO online platform trainings Internship Options
Internship Course Lesson 1: CV, Cover Letter, Online profiles & Career Portfolio
Internship Course Lesson 2: Interview Techniques I (one-on-one, skype)
Internship Course Lesson 3: Interview Techniques II (mock-up)
Individual meetings Career Counseling session; decide internship options
Career fair/interviews Atlantica Hotels, Greece and Cyprus
Career fair/interviews Silva Hotel Spa Balmoral, Belgium
Career fair/interviews Dunraven Hotel, Ireland
Internship Course Lesson 4: Business Language & Business Acumen
Career fair Romanian Partners Career Fair
Field Trip Marriott Bucharest Hotel
Workshop Guest Speaker (from the industry)
Workshop – life skills Assertiveness
Workshop – life skills Empathy & Active Listening
Workshop – life skills Communication skills. Non-verbal communication
Workshop – life skills Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
Workshop – life skills Presentation skills I
Workshop – life skills Presentation skills II
Workshop – life skills Pre-departure workshop International – what to expect in your internship
Workshop – life skills Pre-departure workshop Romania – what to expect in your internship
Workshop Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Workshops for the 2nd year students

Activity
Short description
Workshop HOSCO online platform trainings Internship Options
Internship Course Summer experience feedback, Internship Options, Placement Process; Review of CV, Hosco account
Internship Course Career Planning I: MBTI, values, interests
Internship Course Career Planning II: IQ, EQ, SQ assessment
Meetings via appointments. Career Counseling session; decide internship options; assessment of CV &  Hosco Profile
Internship Course Career Planning III: steps & action plan
Career fair/interviews Silva Hotel Spa Balmoral
Career fair/interviews Atlantica Hotels
Career fair/interviews Dunraven Hotel
Career fair Romanian Partners Career Fair
Field Trip Marriott Bucharest Hotel
Workshop Guest Speaker (from the industry)
Workshop – life skills Personal Skills for Body and Mind
Workshop – life skills Industry updates, partners status, new offers, USA
Workshop – life skills Emotional Intelligence
Workshop – life skills Stress and Stress Management
Workshop – life skills Planning and Organizing Skills
Workshop – life skills Networking skills
Workshop – life skills Budgeting and Personal Financial Planning
Workshop Pre-departure workshop International – what to expect in your internship
Workshop Pre-departure workshop Romania – what to expect in your internship

Workshops for the final year students

Activity
Short description
Workshop Summer experience feedback, Internship Options, Placement Process; Review of CV, Hosco account.
Workshop “Job Search Strategies” workshopș, “after graduation” options and job search channels.
Career fair/interviews Silva Hotel Spa Balmoral
Career fair/interviews Atlantica Hotels
Career fair/interviews Dunraven Hotel
Career fair Romanian Partners
Field Trip Marriott Bucharest Hotel
Workshop Guest Speaker (from the industry)
Workshop – life skills Strategic Thinking Skills
Workshop – life skills Industry updates, partners status, new offers, USA opportunities
Workshop – life skills Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Skills
Workshop – life skills Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Meeting Career Counseling session; decide employment; assessment of CV &  Hosco Profile
Workshop – life skills Negotiation & Persuasion skills
Workshop Pre-departure workshop International – what to expect in your internship
Workshop – life skills Leadership skills
Workshop Pre-departure workshop Romania – what to expect in your internship
Meeting Career Counseling session; decide internship option; asessment of CV &  Hosco Profile
Workshop – life skills Teaching, Mentoring, Coaching and Counselling
Workshop – life skills Interview skills – how to interview people

Can I access career services if I take one year off the academy?

Students that take one year off the academy can benefit from the personal and career development services just like any other student enrolled in the current academic year. Via the online career platform, HOSCO, where all the activities and recruitment events are advertised, including individual coaching with the Career Counsellors.