Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How Disneyland Paris can make your dreams come true!

             Disneyland Paris Recruitment Visit in Athens
          2-3 November 2012
Disneyland-Paris are visiting Athens on 2nd and 3rd November 2012 to interview current and graduate Alpine students for jobs in the Hospitality and Support function areas (such as Marketing, Finance, etc.). They would be happy to meet with you, Alpiners, to allow you discover current and future job opportunities in the fascinating world of Disneyland-Paris.

 Please upload your CV at: http://bit.ly/SJyxzC
source code: “Ecoles Tourisme-Hotellerie”

Resort Representatives: Ticketing, Ride Operator
Sales Representatives: Boutiques, Call Center                         
Hospitality Staff:  Front Office, Bell Services, Banquet: Service or Set-up, Bar: Previous bar experience necessary, Culinary Arts, Table service, Counter Service. 

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old upon starting their contract and should be friendly and service-oriented. 
A good knowledge of French and English is required to apply.
Only holders of EU passports can apply for the jobs. 
In more details:
We are interested in candidates who speak English and French and are looking for internship positions or temporary/permanent full time positions in the hospitality sector. Please find more information below:

-        All jobs are based in Marne la VallĂ©e, France

-       Seasonal contracts to celebrate Easter, Summer, Halloween or Christmas  &  Internships (minimum 4 months)   


Resort Representatives
Ticketing - Ticket sales, guest assistance and car flow handling.
Ride operator - Greeting the guests, ensuring safety and assisting with loading and unloading procedures.

Sales Representatives:                         
Boutiques – Sales, cash handling and assistance to our guests.
Call Center – in charge of hotel reservations and park ticket reservations for our guests.

Hospitality Staff:
Front Office – Assisting our guests with check-in and check-out in different European languages in our hotels.
Bell Services – Luggage handling and valet parking in some hotels.
Banquet: Service or Set-up.
Bar: Previous bar experience necessary.
Culinary (Kitchen): Corresponding diplomas or experience required.
Table service: Prior table service experience mandatory.
Counter Service: Sales, cash handling, food preparation and restaurant cleaning. 

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old upon starting their contract and should be friendly and service-oriented. 
A good knowledge of French and English is required to apply.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Testimonial *International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Two of our Alpine students,
Stamatis Cheimarios from Corfu and Spiros Karagogeas from Thessaloniki,
did their first internship in Brussels, Belgium, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotels.
Stamatis and Spiros with the F&B Manager (top) and the GM, Mr Erich Zuri (down).
Courtyard by Marriott, Brussels
"One year ago I was being interviewed by Mrs.Hofmann in order to join Alpine Center. Now I work for one of the largest Marriott brands, Courtyard by Marriott in Brussels.
Literally my second interview, after the first of Alpine, was the one that offered me a job in a very demanding, but also rewarding, hotel chain abroad. From the first moment I stepped into Courtyard, I realized the significance of the lessons and recalled the advice of my lecturers in Alpine. Especially the importance of smiling. Mr Koumantakis has a favourite moto: "Find a solution''. Management is all about finding solutions, which is thoroughly tought in Alpine; how to solve problems in the most efficient way on every occasion. It is better to teach someone how to fish, than occasionally provide him with fish.
I would like to invite Alpiners to take the big decision and do an internship abroad and why not Brussels! You have to be brave like Spyros was. He can confirm that it was a fantastic start to his carrer!"
Stamatis Cheimarios

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Master's Program: International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership

Accelerated 12-month Master’s Degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership,
which can also be offered on a part-time basis for the busy professionals
by Alpine Center
Alpine’s MA in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, validated by the University of Wales, UK, is unique because it is the only one of its kind in Greece and one of only a few in the European Union.  Another unique aspect of the programme is its research emphasis on hospitality industry leadership behaviors culminating in the design, development and completion of a 20,000 word dissertation. 

“A dissertation not only tests a student’s ability to master research concepts and protocols, it also challenges a student’s capacity for critical thinking and disciplined independent study.  Almost all students find the dissertation the most creative and meaningful aspect of their programme of study,” according to Dr Michael Lefever, Alpine’s Academic Dean.
The aim of the programme is to develop in students a functional knowledge of leadership within the international hospitality and tourism industry.  This demands innovative approaches and the operation of an advanced functional capacity.  Another aim is the critical exploration of the complexities of the industry with advanced levels of theoretical and research knowledge.  The purpose of these aims is to equip graduates of the programme with the ability to critically analyse industry sectors from differing leadership and functional perspectives.

Alpine’s MA graduates enjoy high employability because they are equipped with transferable skills that allow them to seek careers in all segments of the service management industry including information technology, banking, communication, consulting, human resources, education, sales and marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.
“Alpine’s Master’s degree in International Hospitality and Tourism leadership was my 3rd post-graduate degree (Juris Doctor and MBA).  What makes Alpine’s programme truly unique is a solid grounding in the knowledge areas plus developing your ability to think both critically and creatively.  Alpine’s learning environment is enhanced tremendously by the collegiality of staff who truly care about providing a rich learning experience for each and every student.  Alpine quickly became my “home away from home” and I have made many lifelong friends here.  Thanks to Alpine I was finally able to focus my career path allowing me to eventually create my own consulting firm in Russia, with continuing guidance and assistance from Alpine staff.  Alpine opened many doors for me and it was at Alpine that I finally found myself.” 
Daniil Neofitidi

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Eleven reasons for choosing Alpine Center

    Alpine offers top-quality programmes of study leading to qualifications from reputable international institutions.
    Alpine’s faculty and staff are highly qualified in their field—many with PhDs and Masters degrees—while others hold extensive professional experience. A truly international faculty ensures that students are prepared for an international career.
    Graduates of Alpine’s programs of study have the opportunity to hold awards from Swiss and British institutions, giving them an edge when applying for international careers.
    The Alpine student body comprises 50 different nationalities. What better environment to prepare yourself for a career in the international hospitality and tourism industry!
    Alpine is a member of the following associations:
    SETE, Greek Association of Tourism Enterprises
    Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
    HMA, Hotel Managers Association of Greece
    The Chef Club of Greece
    ICHRIE/EuroCHRIE, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
    EUHOFA, International Association of Hotel Schools
    IH&RA, International Hotel and Restaurant Association
    Institute of Hospitality, UK
    UNWTO, United Nations World Tourism Organization.  Additionally, our alumni network is growing strong year on year.  With most graduates occupying high level positions in leading tourism and hospitality companies, our students have ever-expanding opportunities for placements and employment in trusted, and trusting, organizations worldwide.
    Our programs incorporate paid industry placements (Year 1 and Year 2) which give our students the opportunity to commence their networking while practicing what they learn. Training may take place in Greece or abroad.
    Alpine is the gateway to a career in the world’s largest industry.  The tourism and hospitality sector is the new superpower for employment, while the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) forecast further strong growth in tourism worldwide. Alpine’s dynamic year-round Career and Placement Office ensures that every student gets the appropriate industry placement.  Once they have graduated, Alpine alumni are assisted in finding the right position for their qualifications and interests.  Career opportunities for Alpine graduates abound – in Greece and internationally.
    Alpine’s students reside in the Palmyra Beach Hotel in Glyfada, a beautiful coastal suburb of Athens where they have the opportunity of hands-on training. Other vital ingredients of the Alpine experience are student-centered fun, such as the various clubs and student parties, not to mention the sports tournaments and the various excursions.
    The fees at Alpine are very competitive compared to the fees at other hotel schools of the same caliber worldwide. Coupled with full board accommodation expenses, Alpine provides best value for money.
    Last but certainly not least, Alpine students enjoy the benefits of a small college in an international environment. Alpine believes strongly in developing the potential of every student; staff spends considerable time on counseling and helping especially first year students adjust to their new environment.