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The Tourism, Hospitality and Events Student's Guide to Study and Employability



December 2020 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This essential companion will guide you on your journey throughout your studies in tourism, hospitality and events management, from starting your university or college programme, to developing the essential skills needed for successful study and employment, to ensure you perform well in assessments, through to applying for and securing a graduate level job and entering the workplace.

Highly practical and accessible, chapters include:

  • Think points to encourage you to pause and reflect on what the topic means for you
  • Reflection exercises to help you evaluate your own skills, attributes and strengths/weaknesses
  • Industry insights to offer you a unique view into the industry you’ll be working in
  • Employer insights to provide you with real-world case examples from employers
  • Student insights to show you different perspectives experienced by your peers

Written by experts in the field, this friendly guide will provide you with everything you need to succeed and support you along every step of the way through your studies and into industry!


 
Section A: Study Skills for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
 
Chapter 1: The value of a university education
 
Chapter 2: Typical teaching methods and approaches
 
Chapter 3: Researching tourism, hospitality and events
 
Chapter 4: Finding sources and academic reading
 
Chapter 5: Academic writing and referencing
 
Chapter 6: Assessments: written course work and examinations
 
Chapter 7: Assessments: presentations (group and individual)
 
Chapter 8: Critical thinking and questioning what you are reading
 
Chapter 9: Digital literacy and the application of ICT
 
Chapter 10: Reflective thinking
 
Chapter 11: Time management
 
Section B: Personal Development and Employability Skills
 
Chapter 12: Employability: developing skills for work and life
 
Chapter 13: Communication and interpersonal skill development
 
Chapter 14: Body talks: body language and non-verbal communication
 
Chapter 15: Team-working and leading others – co-written with Lyn Collier-Greaves
 
Chapter 16: Languages and cultural sensitivity
 
Chapter 17: Social responsibility and sustainability awareness
 
Chapter 18: Project Management
 
Chapter 19: Problem Solving and Creativity
 
Section C: Gaining work experience
 
Chapter 20: Graduate employment in tourism, hospitality and events
 
Chapter 21: Work Placements and internships
 
Chapter 22: Volunteer opportunities and part time work
 
Section D: Career planning and preparation
 
Chapter 23: Successful transition into the world of work
 
Chapter 24: Understanding the selection process
 
Chapter 25: Social media and your job search - Bartosz Buczkowski and Steven Rhoden
 
Chapter 26: Personal branding: ‘brand me’
 
Chapter 27: Effective networking – co-written with Rosy Jones
 
Chapter 28: Postgraduate studies and the route towards an academic career
 
Section E: Securing and entering employment
 
Chapter 29: CVs
 
Chapter 30: Application forms and covering letters
 
Chapter 31: Selection interviews
 
Chapter 32: Psychometric tests
 
Chapter 33: Assessment and recruitment centres
 
Section F: Your own way? Entrepreneurship and future opportunities
 
Chapter 34: Developing ideas and concepts for a new business
 
Chapter 35: Emergent opportunities and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 
Chapter 36: Conclusion

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