Organisations recruiting IFT students at Career Day

The Institute for Tourism Studies “Career Day 2017” was held on 18 January at IFT Taipa Campus.  The event aimed to provide more information on the employment trends and prospects in the tourism and hospitality industry for graduating students, thus increasing their chances of success in job hunting.

22 organisations with over 600 of job vacancies from the tourism and services industry joined the event.  These included DFS COTAI LIMITADA, EGL Tours (Macau) Company Limited, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Grand Hyatt Macau, L''''''''Arc Macau, Lisboa Hotels Complex, Louis Vuitton Macau Company Limited, LVMH Fashion Group, Macau International Airport (ADA - Administration of Airports Ltd. and Menzies Macau Airport Services Ltd.), Melco Crown Entertainment, MGM, MTel telecommunication company ltd., Richemont, Sands China Ltd., Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central, Shun Tak Holdings (Macau) Limited, Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, THE 13, The Nuance Group (Macau) Ltd., Wing On Holidays (Macau) Ltd and Wynn Resorts (Macau) Limited.

Representatives from the participating organisations introduced career prospects and positions available in their companies as well as arranged on site interviews for graduating students and participants.  The graduates-to-be and participants were enthusiastic about the event. Questions regarding employment trends and employers’ expectation were raised and discussed in the fair.

The employment rate of IFT graduates is always satisfactory. A graduates’ employment survey was conducted with respondents of 2015/16 graduates 6 months after they graduated.  According to the survey results, 80.8% of the degree programme graduates were employed, 8.6% graduates pursued further studies; 78.1% of the employed graduates worked in the tourism and hospitality sector, the median salary of MOP14,900. The Career Day aimed to provide a direct communication platform between students and employers, allowing students to have a better idea about the current job market and maximised their chance of successful job application.