Hospitality the American way – students have chance to learn the trade Stateside

Date 7.11.2016

Tourism and Events students from the University of Northampton are being given the opportunity to learn from the very best in the business – the Americans.

Two-hundred internships with scores of North American country clubs are being offered to UK undergraduates, to help give their CVs the edge in what is a highly competitive jobs market.

Northampton students were encouraged to apply for a much-coveted place on the scheme, which is delivered by BSG Hospitality Interns and sees successful applicants spend a year working Stateside.

BSG founder and President, Rasheeda Butler, was invited by Justin Lance, Subject Leader of Leisure Management & Languages, on to campus to speak to students on Thursday 3 November.  Nick Naumov, Programme Leader for the University’s new BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management Top-Up programme who hosted the visit, strongly believes that having work experience is invaluable for every student pursuing a career in the tourism, events and hospitality industries.

Nick said: “We encourage each and every one of our students to undertake work experience and internships to ensure they have as much as an advantage as possible over other applicants when they are going for their first job in the industry.

“By inviting in Rasheeda from BSG, we are making sure our undergraduates have access to one of the very best internship schemes available to UK and European students – this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Successful applicants have the chance to earn up to $23,000, enjoy 30 days either side of the internship for travelling the States, and hone their skills in one of the best hospitality environments on the planet.

Rasheeda, pictured, said: “It is good to study theory, but in hospitality you also need to put things into practise if you want your CV to stand out from the crowd.

“Employers in the industry are looking for the ‘US experience’, which is exactly what our interns can deliver after they’ve spent a year with us Stateside.”