GMIT Hotel School careers fair attracts over 150 employers

Galway Daily news GMIT Hotel school careers fair

Over 80 stands and 150 employers in the hotel and hospitality industry from Ireland and abroad are taking part in the GMIT Hotel School careers fair today.

The annual careers fair for the GMIT International Hotel School is taking place today at the Dublin Road campus in Galway city from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Representatives from the Irish and international hotel, tourism, and hospitality industry will have stands discussing the opportunities available to students and graduates alike.

These include work placements for undergraduate students, graduate programme and other full-time opportunities for final year students. 

Approximately 600 students attend GMIT’s Hotel School each year, with 300 students expected to graduate this year who are eyeing jobs in the industry.

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, Head of GMIT’s Department for Tourism & Heritage says the careers fair has gone from strength to strength.

“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.