Las Vegas (PRWEB) May 18, 2010
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) introduced the creation of a full externship program to help enrolled students convert practical learning and industry experience into dreams, passions and careers. The school administration defines an externship as an unpaid position lasting from 15 to 30 hours. Students are external to the externship sponsor and not considered an employee, but a visitor. This comprehensive externship program replaces the previously required internship program in its entirety.
“An externship allows a student to investigate a career field, experience the typical responsibilities of positions within the career field, test a career to determine the proper fit, get their foot in the door for future opportunities, gain an industry mentor and add lines to a resume,” said Timothy Lam, the Executive Director of the school. “For externship sponsors, they get to test out possible future hires, help spread the word about their company and gain the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to build the next generation of professionals for the industry.” Externship experiences include shadowing/observing/networking, sitting in on meetings and assisting with tasks/projects.
“I thought the externship made a big difference in my education. For a working professional such as myself, I could not afford a long drawn out internship. But with the externship at TISOH, I got to meet different individuals and test out a career. Plus an internship pigeon holes you into one company whereas an externship allows for participation with more than one company or even more than one career.” said Jenny Bunker, a recent graduate.
For more information on the school, please go to http://www.tisoh.com.
About The International School of Hospitality (TISOH)
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in 2005 by professors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The mission of the school is to offer practical, short-term hospitality training programs developed for industry by industry. Along with class instruction, most courses include site visits and working internships. The school curriculum includes conference management and event planning, meeting & event catering, event design & production, hospitality leadership and supervision, wedding coordination and design, the art of concierge, art of food and beverage, hotel operations and hospitality human resources. Students may elect to study on site or enroll in TISOH’s online courses. The school is an Academic Partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
For more information, contact The International School of Hospitality at 702.947.7200 or visit http://www.tisoh.com.
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