Annual World Tourism Job Shadow Day

 

Rosen College Job Shadow 2012 

Visit Orlando partnered with the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management to host the annual Tourism Job Shadow Day on September 28, in celebration of World Tourism Day. The program provides an educational hands-on experience in a real working environment to students who wish to learn more about prospective careers in the tourism industry.

Visit Orlando reached out to more than 1,200 member-partners, encouraging them to take part in this opportunity. The Rosen College matched 100 students with the employer that would most suit their career interests.  Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Fun Spot Attractions, Loews Hotels, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, and many other companies participated in the program by hosting students for a day.

With travel and tourism being Orlando's largest industry, the program strives to fuse the student's education with industry-specific organizations in order to shape future hospitality leaders. The travel and tourism industry employs more than 360,000 people directly and indirectly with wages exceeding $14 billion-a-year.

Activities surrounding World Tourism Day started in 1980 and are coordinated by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT), a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and leading international organization in the field of tourism. More information on UNWTO can be found at unwto.org.

 

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