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GMIT College of Tourism and Arts hosts 10th annual Tourism Careers Fair

Over 60 organisations to take part in the event on Wednesday, 9 March

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The College of Tourism & Arts (CTA) at GMIT will host its 10th annual Tourism Career’s Fair on Wednesday, 9 March, at the Galway campus on the Dublin Road. Over 60 tourism-related organisations from Ireland, mainland Europe, and the US will take part in the event.

Hotel groups and employers attending from the US will include The Hotel Hershey and Mount Olympus Resorts. European based Tourism service providers will include Carlzon Rezidor, Jurys Inn (UK & Ireland) and Dalata Hotels. Emirates Airlines will also be in attendance. 

Cáit Noone, Head of College of Tourism and Arts explains why this annual event is of such huge importance to students: “Most courses in the College of Tourism and Arts stipulate that students engage in accredited work placement in years one and two. These modules are developed with the help and dedication of our industry partners, ensuring that students, upon graduation, are prepared for the exciting challenges the world of work will bring to them.”

GMIT’s College of Tourism & Arts has approximately 1400 students studying a range of courses in Hotel Management, Tourism, Culinary Arts, and Restaurant & Bar studies. Each year more than 500 students seek accredited internships as part of their chosen course of study.

This year’s Tourism Careers Fair welcomes students and graduates from GMIT, as well as students and graduates from all Institutes of Technology in Ireland.

Ms Noone continued on to say: “This Tourism Careers Fair at GMIT provides an excellent platform for our industry partners to meet students, consider candidates for work placement or for graduate employment opportunities. The event also provides them with an opportunity to network with the CTA and staff here at GMIT.

This annual event has proven to be a fantastic opportunity for students to meet potential employers. Many of our graduates are in full time employment thanks to connections made at our Annual Careers Fair and most of our current students secure work placements before facing into their final exams.”

The 10th Annual Tourism Careers Fair at GMIT is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The event will take place in the Café Foyer of GMIT on Wednesday 9 March, from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along several copies of their CV. 

For further details please contact the LINKS office at the College of Tourism and Arts at 091 742427 or via email at: linksoffice@gmit.ie

Students and graduates attending a recent GMIT open event in the New Foyer in the GMIT Galway campus

Students and graduates attending a recent GMIT open event in the New Foyer in the GMIT Galway campus

Students and graduates attending a recent GMIT open event in the New Foyer in the GMIT Galway campus