In your fourth year, you will be able to start up your professional career and will take on a final-year project. During a management internship, you will conduct research at a company in Indonesia or another country of your choice, such as the USA, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Australasia. The internship could take you anywhere: a 5-star hotel, a cruise ship, an events company, bank or insurance company in more than 30 countries. During your 10-month internship, you will have the opportunity to really get to know the company, and many students find that they have a job lined up at their internship company as soon as they finish their studies!
Placement coach and placement opportunities
Deciding on the internship, company, region and position can be challenging. Stenden has placement coaches who prepare students to make the right choice. There are many possibilities for International Hospitality Management students: from the Food & Beverage and Sales Department to Banqueting, and from HRM and Duty Management to Assistant General Management. There are many possibilities as well for International Business Administration students: from the Sales and Marketing department, Research and Development, HRM to management trainee. In all cases, students have the chance to develop towards a position at management level.
Worldwide paid internship possibilities for International Hospitality Management students are: Hilton, Radisson Blu, Movenpick, Booking.com, NH Hotel, Starwood Hotel and Resorts, Marriot, Holland America Line (Cruise), Alila Hotels and Resorts, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and many more.
Worldwide paid internship possibilities for International Business Administration students are: Aruba Airport Association (Aruba), LU Biscuits (Belgium), Jet Services, FrieslandCampina, HZPC (The Netherlands), Volkswagen, Airbus (Germany), Unilever, Sinar Mas Group, HSBC Bank PLC, PT Senayan Trikarya Sempana, Procter & Gamble Co, BMW AG and many more.
Together with the internship company, students will discuss what kind of research they will be doing. All knowledge and experience gained in the first three years of the programme now come together – the final step before developing into a hospitality professional at management level. If students succeed in this phase they will have a bright future ahead of them.