150 employers to attend GMIT Hotel School Careers Fair (4 March)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Press Office
Press Release

Excellent opportunities for students and graduates in the hotel and hospitality sector

Over 80 stands and 150 employers in the hotel and hospitality industry Ireland and abroad are to take part in the GMIT International Hotel School’s annual Careers Fair on Wednesday next, 4 March, in GMIT’s Sports Hall at the Dublin Road campus in Galway (2.30pm to 4pm).

Representatives from the Irish and international hotel, tourism, and hospitality industry will have stands at the event offering information on vacancies in various positions and career opportunities including work placements for undergraduate students, graduate programme and other full-time opportunities for final year students. 

GMIT’s International Hotel School has approximately 600 students attending programmes annually, with 300 students (full time & part time) expected to graduate this year and looking for full time positions.

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, Head of Department for Tourism & Heritage, says “Our annual Careers Fair has gone from strength to strength and its success is driven by staff in our Links Office who co-ordinate with our industry partners at home and aboard to offer both placement and graduate opportunities to our students.  It is the only event of its kind in Ireland that is hosted by a third level institution specifically for the Tourism and Hospitality sector”.

Aibie Hanrahan, a third-year student studying Event Management says “The Galway International Careers Fair is a great opportunity for both GMIT students and the general public to gain access to job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Ireland and abroad. It is also important for students seeking work placement opportunities.”

The fair is open to all students, graduates, alumni of GMIT, as well as students from other colleges and the general public.  Attendees are advised to bring copies of their current CV.

For further information on programmes in the Galway International Hotel School, Galway, see: https://www.gmit.ie/hotel/galway-international-hotel-school

Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer
Tel. 00 353 (0)91 742826 (office) / 0879618355 (mobile)
regina.daly@gmit.ie  www.gmit.ie/news 

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