Vienna Students Gain Global Insight at Hilton Worldwide Event

| June 18, 2014
Hilton Worldwide recently launched “Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month,“ its largest ever global career event showcasing the many opportunities available to young professionals in the hospitality industry.

Hilton Worldwide recently launched “Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month,“ its largest ever global career event showcasing the many opportunities available to young professionals in the hospitality industry.

Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted more than 600 events in 54 countries and territories to promote hospitality careers for today’s young professionals.

Webster University Vienna was host to one of the events, with some of the Austrian campus’ brightest student leaders getting a look at this global company. Webster Scholars, Webster Leads students, members of Delta Mu Delta and the Dean’s List had the opportunity to meet the general manager of Hilton Austria, Norbert Lessing, together with some top managers at Hilton Stadtpark in Vienna.

The students and recent graduates were given the exclusive opportunity to get insight into daily business and work at Hilton Worldwide. Lessing described Hilton as a “diverse company with many different nationalities, from dishwasher to management” where “opportunities for young people are endless.” In addition to the diversity among personnel, employees get the unique opportunity to gain experience all over the world.

In personal conversations with the students, the managers presented their different talent and mentoring programs and shared their international professional experience. “Everybody knows, we develop people” was their main message for young professionals.

Webster student Hannah Urbanek, majoring in Management and Media Communications, said “The ‘Meet the GM’ event at Hilton Vienna was absolutely fascinating and gave us students an idea of how different the various roles in the hotel industry are.”

Webster University Vienna thanked Hilton Worldwide for this exclusive opportunity for students to interact with the global company.

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