Due to the attractive job market in China, Chinese international students often choose to return to their home country upon graduation (West, 2014). This research investigates whether the returned graduates’ expectations match their work situation in the Chinese hotel industry. The study includes an analysis of seven semi-structured interviews with Chinese graduates who hold a tourism and hospitality degree from a particular university in South-East Queensland. Except for one graduate, the returned graduates were relatively satisfied with their current work situation in the Chinese hotel industry. Nevertheless, it is recommended that the university help build realistic expectations for Chinese international students. More interaction among students and teaching staff about their future work requirements should take place. Furthermore, creation of more alumni community networks in China and Australia for students to meet other Chinese international students and graduates is recommended. Finally, it is recommended that hotels in China connect new employees with mentors and provide the employees with training.
|Titel||Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow : Proceedings of the CAUTHE 27th Annual Conference|
|Udgivelsessted||University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Status||Udgivet - 2017|
|Begivenhed||CAUTHE 2017 – 27th CAUTHE conference: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand|
Varighed: 7 feb. 2017 → 10 feb. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 27
|Konference||CAUTHE 2017 – 27th CAUTHE conference|
|Lokation||University of Otago|
|Periode||07/02/2017 → 10/02/2017|
Sonnenschein, K. (2017). ‘I was really lucky’: Returned graduates expectations of work in the Chinese hotel industry. I Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow: Proceedings of the CAUTHE 27th Annual Conference (s. 326-335).