Students from the Silkaporn University Cha-Am were recently offered a great opportunity to connect with business operators in the Region at the Job Fair on Thursday 8th August.
Skal International Hua Hin invited students to meet with over thirty exhibitors representing businesses in the travel and tourism sector. All students are required to complete a four month working internship during their study program to give them some ‘hands on’ practical experience between November and February. Apart from getting a real taste of the industry students can improve their future job prospects and develop that all important CV. Those looking for casual employment in addition to the unpaid internship may also find that some doors have been opened.
The Job Fair provided a forum where students could understand the internship possibilities and check out how the employers present operate. Lots of information on offer! After all it may be a daunting task for students without connections to just go ‘door knocking’ or sending naïve emails as a way of getting started.
As a community Event, this is the first Job Fair in the Region. Skal President Michael Schultz hopes future events will be a regular feature on the landscape.
Skal is the International Association of Tourism and Travel professionals formed in 1934. At last count there were over 20,000 Members in 450 cities. For Members it offers a worldwide network of Members in the industry and as a very mobile profession the opportunity to be welcomed and settle in when it’s time to move on the
However Skal isalso involved in community activities recognizing the importance of the local community to the travel and tourism industry. The Job Fair is one example of this commitment. However coming soon is a Charity Golf Day scheduled for 29th September. Details are currently being finalized and more information will soon be available.
The next generation of Travel and Tourism leaders also has the opportunity to participate in the local Skal Club for training opportunities and to acquire professional experience. Young Skal was established in This Club is for industry students and young professionals aged between 20 and 29 years of age. The Director of Young Skal Scott Smith attended the Job Fair very eager to spread the news about this opportunity.
It was evident at the Job Fair that the students from Silakaporn University were taking full advantage of the opportunity to become ‘career ready’ with the importance of an internship very much on their agenda. Perhaps many in attendance will at some future stage of their career will also embrace the Skol Mission and as there are colloquially known become one more ‘SKOLLEAGUE’.