training is an essential ingredient of students’ overall development,
regardless of course level or the anticipated career in the hospitality sector.
University College of Hospitality and Tourism Education offers an internship
program as a graduation requirement for all the AAUC academic programs where
students are placed at either the AAUC on-campus training hotel (Century Park)
or at one of the four- or five- star chain hotels in Jordan. This Internship
provides students with the opportunity to reinforce and apply the principles
and practices of the academic curriculum in a real operational hotel
environment, where they can develop their professional expertise, improve their
technical and analytical skills, and grow personally. In short, the internship
enables students to consolidate two important features of the taught aspects of
the course: the acquisition of technical skills and the integration of their
is a cornerstone to AAUC’s curriculum. Therefore, students must spend their
internship in the hotel’s operational departments (e.g. Front Office,
Housekeeping, Restaurant and Kitchen), and the non operational departments
(e.g. Marketing and Sales, Purchasing, Store Room and Accounting) in order to
develop managerial skills needed to succeed in the industry. Each student’s
performance is monitored and evaluated by his/her supervisor who assumes
responsibility for training and completes a general evaluation form on the
student’s competence, progress and attitude along with a specific evaluation
form for every department’s head.
The purpose of
the internship placement is to:
individual maturity, self-awareness and confidence.
structured, practical experience with the industry’s operations, customers and
skills learned during studies and understand the industry standards and the
required levels of performance.