Hospitality students treated to academic tour at Top Hotel
In a bid to ensure our students are equipped with knowledge and skills for the market, the University has partnered with various organizations willing to support the institution through career talks, academic visits and attachment opportunities. Golden Tulip Hotel, with a four star hotel ranking, is now one of such entities that hosted Hospitality students and educated them on what to expect from the industry.
Located in Westlands, Nairobi, the hotel has 180 branches worldwide with two branches in Kenya. And is a prime hotel offering services to local and international dignitaries and guests.
The academic visit was an opportunity for the students to explore the different hotel amenities and learn about the different facets in the hospitality industry. Hosted by Food and Beverage Manager Mr. Charles Otieno, the team was enlightened on how best to prepare to join leading hotels and how to professionally interact with people from different countries.
Emphasising the importance of competency-based learning and practical training, Head of Department Veronica Kamau lauded the Golden Tulip management for accommodating students to provide them with a practical experience of the sector. She noted that the University has kicked of talks with the Hotel to provide students with industrial attachment and internships when the hotel requires additional human resource.
The excited students lauded the Varsity for the exclusive chance to visit an international hotel and interact with trained staff and management. “It was a great experience and we enjoyed our visit to Golden Tulip. We learnt a lot and we are grateful that we have practical knowledge of what is expected of us from the industry.” said one of the students.
Story by Dianne Patience