Internship exchange 2022 (englisch/English)
(👉Read the German version on page 1!)
On 29 November 2022 we had our annual internship meeting with all students. The aim was for the experienced students to share their expertise and insider knowledge about internships with their younger colleagues. We found out more about a multitude of topics, e.g. how to find a position, the application process and job interviews, contract details and the completion of the contract. Moreover, our students shared their personal experiences from the weeks and months of their work.
Our Erasmus+ coordinator then introduced the new students to the possibilities, learning success, language training and development as well as the terms and conditions of an Erasmus+ internship.
This was also the ideal setting for congratulating Christopher on his successful Erasmus+ internship in the summer. Nadine Falkert, our Deputy Head, awarded Christpher his Europass Mobilitätsnachweis. He can now include this document in his CV.
This summer Hannah (AHT2, @hannellore) und Christopher (AHT3, @christopherhofmann7350) interned within the framework of ErasmusPlus in Salzburg/Österreich bzw. in Dozza/Italien. They both kept us informed via their blogs during their stays.
Today they had the honour of reporting live to their colleagues. The day started at exactly 8 am:
First our second and third year students from the three-year course Ausbildung zum Assistenten für Hotel- und Tourismusmanagement („AHT“) talked about their experiences. Overall they have to do twenty internship weeks which can be split into two or three phases.
We listened to exciting reports about hotels and destinations from all over Germany but also to some from abroad: like every year some expectations and desires were more than met, but there were also some negative aspects, which were shared and discussed.
Hannah (AHT2) and Christopher (AHT3), who did their internships with the support of Erasmus+ in the summer of 2022, talked about their interesting work and the manifold support they experienced.
Hannah really enjoyed her time with Schubert-Communication Group in Salzburg/Austria. For eleven weeks she was part of the planning, organisation and the daily support of numerous events. In particular her work with the Salzburg Festival and the Audi Night stood out for her.
Christopher spent his ten weeks in Italy in a small, family-run restaurant, the Ristorante la Scuderia in Dozza near Bologna. In the middle of August with a temperature of around 40°C it was a stressful time, but he enjoyed the work tremendously. There were quieter days but also very long days particularly on and around the Italian bank holiday „Ferragosto“. During all this hot and hard work Christopher could improve his Italian almost in passing.
After all these presentations we went to our school restaurant where we enjoyed a fortifying coffee break with coffee and/or tea and the typical Bavarian „Leberkäs-Semmeln“ and a lovely apple crumble cake, freshly made by our head chef.
After the break, the students of the Akademie für Hotelmanagement took over and reported on their internships. There were no students who did an Erasmus+ internship as they have not been part of the programme so far, but we hope to include them with our new grant application.
They talked about their successful internships in the Alsace/ France, Kitzbühel/Austria, Salzburg/Austria, Lech am Arlberg/Austria, but also in Germany, e.g. Hannover/Niedersachsen.
We are pleased that the majority of the internships were such a huge success and that all students made some positive experiences.