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|Restrictions:||Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program|
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|Min. GPA Requirement:||3.0||Eligible Major(s):||Business Administration, Business and Engineering, Communication, Hospitality Management|
The hotel is an interactive, boutique, green hotel in central Shanghai. It was the first totally non-smoking hotel in Shanghai when it opened in 2008 and the first to incorporate "live green wall" technology. Through its energy saving designs, healthy food, stunning garden, and clean spaces, the hotel aims to bring what it calls its "green concept" to China. The hotel has also become a main event space for eco-friendly, young, creative, and educative events. With its varied facilities, the hotel is poised not only to bring comfort to its guests but impact to its surroundings and more importantly society at large, as it educates about issues ranging from entrepreneurship, to sustainable living, to most recently, aquaponics.
Job Description and Required Skills
Job Title: Hospitality Co-op
Job Description: Our hotel is looking for dreamers with a passion for business/hospitality and extreme attention to quality. We believe the best way to maximize outcomes for our clients is to give each client a great night's rest, great food and great service. No matter if they are on a business trip, a tourist staying just for one night, or someone participating in one of our various summer camps or trainings held throughout the year, our goal is to handcraft the optimal environment for each of them. This co-op will be broken down into two halves of three months each. During the first half, students will rotate on a three-week basis to get a general feel for the hotel; the rotation will include the Front Desk and Reservations (FO), Restaurant (R), Housekeeping (H), and Back Office (BO). After the first three months, each student may choose an area in which he/she wishes to concentrate for the remainder of the co-op. FO responsibilities include: Familiarizing oneself with check-in and check-out procedures; checking online travel agencies for reservations; responding to guests' comments on the internet in an appropriate manner; making reservations; answering the phone; being the face of the hotel. R responsibilities include: Understanding the relationship between the restaurant and kitchen; preparing for breakfast, lunch and dinner; understanding where produce comes from; serving and waiting on guests; cleanup; understanding the menu and various special offers; coordinating and catering large scale events which may include weddings, large buffets, parties, afternoon teas, etc. H responsibilities include: Understanding how the internal room system works; why housekeeping is so important; learning how to clean a room and eventually flying solo; working well with the largest team in the hotel all the while liaising with the FO. BO responsibilities may include one or more of the following: Helping develop social media; helping with our sales team; learning how we offer promotions and market ourselves; taking potential clients around for a site tour; coordinating and organizing events; learning the internal structure of the hotel; being present at manager meetings from an insider's view and much more.
Required Job Skills: Ability to provide top notch customer service
Number of Positions: Numerous
Majors: Hospitality Management, all Business, Communications
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Language Requirements: Chinese is not a pre-req for this co-op, but it will greatly enhance the student's chances of getting accepted and making the most out of this opportunity since a large portion of the position requires interaction with local staff and clientele. We suggest one year of Chinese studies but it is not required.
Financial Award: Students may be eligible for a financial award of up to $6,000 from Steinbright
Housing: Provided, either an apartment or a home-stay.
Visa Requirement: Steinbright will assist students in applying for a visa.