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Wednesday 16 November a new edition of our Industry Fair took place, the largest internship fair in the Netherlands for Hotel School students. We welcomed more than 50 of our national and international industry partners who were able to present themselves to around 500 of our students in order to find the ideal match between company and student.

Lotte Bergsma of Marriott International: ‘’Visiting the industry fair is a great way to connect in person and create that bond to move to a successful internship together. We have met amazing international students, bringing work experience and an ambition to achieve professional growth.’’
Leanne van der Veen of Radisson Hotel Group added: ‘’The industry fair connects people. It is a good way to find the new hospitality professionals and to generate brand awareness among students.’’

Students were able to visit the fair space and join interesting workshops and speed date sessions of companies of their choice. All of this to network with leading companies, ask them questions about possible internship positions and explore their future career options.

Ester Georgieva – 3rd year Hospitality Management student: ‘’It was an invaluable experience that helped me find endless internship and career opportunities! I signed up for one of the workshops, where I truly got inspired by the presenter who sparked my interest not only in the respective field but also in pursuing an internship at the company she represented’’.

The internship takes place in the final year of the study programme for a period of 10 consecutive months. The internship helps students gaining international skills and building a global network. Over 13,000 Hotel Management School alumni now live and work all over the world.

We look back on a very successful event where great connections were made!