We want to give students of tourism and hotel management, who show commitment, interest and motivation for the education as well as for the profession in the gastronomy and hotel industry, the opportunity to initiate supportive relationships with executives from companies or relevant organizations already during their school/university time and to get "first-hand" insights into various aspects of practice and individual career design.
The mentors advise the mentees on career planning, CV design, interview preparation, etc., depending on their current situation and individuality, and provide constructive feedback on their educational profile, performance and skills. They impart important action knowledge about requirements, structures and processes in the hotel or catering industry, explain unwritten rules and aspects of professional life and facilitate access to networks with active contacts.
The mentoring program runs for 9 months, starting in November and ending in June. This is followed by an internship in the mentor's company. This practical experience intensifies the relationship between mentor and mentee and makes it even more sustainable.