Manipal, October 2022.

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, has successfully organised abroad internships for two hundred sixty-one (261) of its students of Bachelors of Hotel Management and B.A in Culinary Arts program. These students will be assisting the leading brands of hotels in organizing mega events in Qatar (FIFA World Cup 2022) and Abu Dhabi (Grand Prix Formula 1 Race).  

Internships form an essential part of the curriculum at WGSHA as they provide an important platform by which hospitality graduates can stand out. Through this opportunity the students will work with iconic international hospitality brands and gain hands on experience in popular mega sporting events like FIFA 2022 and the Grand Prix Formula 1 Race.

Speaking about the internship announcement Chef K Thirugnanasambantham, Principal, WGSHA, MAHE saidThis is one great opportunity to showcase the skills and knowledge acquired by our students. I express my gratitude towards the representatives of these international properties for personally flying down to Manipal and completing the selection process. Two of the most iconic hotels in Qatar had selected more than 300 students for assisting them during the mega event. This kind of experiential learning will surely benefit our students in their future endeavours”.

He further addedThe achievements of our alumni and our consistent effort in developing the budding hospitality professionals has resulted in the leading international brands of hotels directly approaching us for interns. This is just the initial leap for the young talented hoteliers of WGSHA”

Internships have now become a crucial part of every student’s education.A candidate needs the experience to get hands-on knowledge regarding their career field. In today’s labour market, employers rely heavily on resumes that demonstrate relevant work history, whether it is from actual job experience, volunteer work, or interning at a company.