Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CIHM students return from USA OJT

College IHM-students-return-from-USA-OJT-Nova-EspinosaTwenty-three College of International and Hospitality Management and Tourism students from University of Perpetual Help System DALTA’s three campuses who participated in the March-June 2012 International On-the-Job Training in first-rate hotels, resorts, and restaurants across the United States have returned to the country to complete their remaining academic requirements prior to their graduation. As these CIHM students successfully complete their OJT, they return home bringing rich memories, cultural experiences, friendships, and illuminating life experiences that they encountered while based in top tourist destinations in the USA.

The International OJT, through the Office of the International and External Affairs in coordination with the School Directors Offices and College Deans’ Offices, highlights Perpetual Help’s rigorous experiential-oriented programs where students get to work on real-life problems and prepare them for the challenges and demands of professional practice here and abroad. Perpetual Help strives to live up to its positioning of “Always Caring. Always Ahead” as it pursues educational excellence through building international industry linkages and forging bilateral agreements in networks and organizations to provide our students with global hands-on training and job opportunities they need to succeed in their careers anywhere they may go.

Nova Camille Espinosa, a fourth year Tourism student and a journalist in The Perpetualite, left last March 15, 2012 to undergo her international OJT in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Upon her return earlier this month, Espinosa shared that she held three jobs in while she was in the J-1 Visa student program. She was a tour guide and one of the front desk reservation staff in Mt. Olympus Water Theme Park. In her spare time, she worked as a McDonalds Crew to earn extra money.

Espinosa was featured in several media events during her three-month stay there. She was interviewed in the Wisconsin Dells Events newspaper and in NBC15′s show about the Dells’ J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel program for international students. She delivered a speech at a J-1 International Student Employer Conference at Wilderness Resort’s Glacier Canyon Conference Center where the symposium aimed to increase awareness about the J-1 program, safety information, orientation for J-1 students, and increasing the cultural exchange aspects of international students’ stay in the Dells. And she was also featured in a video clip on bicycling and walking safety tips for J-1 students created by Wis Dells Police Department and Lake Delton Police Department to prevent an escalating rate of motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents involving foreign students.

Around 3,000 foreign students come to Wisconsin Dells to work on temporary jobs and experience the American culture. Wisconsin Dells, the Waterpark Capital of the World, is highly trafficked by pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles when over three million people troop to this Midwest vacation destination especially during the spring and summer seasons.

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