Galaxy Entertainment Group Offered Internship Opportunities to 41 Students for Entry into the Workforce

June 26, 2013 - Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) has been working with various educational institutes to provide internship placements for undergraduate students to apply their skills and knowledge in practical settings. 41 students have completed the program in the first half of this year and GEG specially hosted an appreciation ceremony at StarWorld Hotel on Wednesday to acknowledge their hard work and contribution over the past 6 months.

Joining the GEG mentors at the appreciation ceremony were representatives from the participating educational institutes, as well as a number of senior executives including Mr. Michael Mecca, President & Chief Operating Officer of GEG, Ms. Eileen Lui, Human Resources and Administration Director of GEG, Mr. Gabriel Hunterton, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Macau™ and Mr. Charles So, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of StarWorld Hotel.

During his speech, Mr. Charles So thanked the interns for their dedication to the company. “GEG endeavors to nurture more talented young people for Macau, in order to provide new impetus to the city’s development. I hope that all of you here can continue to strive for professional excellence and constant improvement to create a bright future for yourselves,” he said.

24 departments at GEG have joined the “2013 First Half-Yearly Internship Program” to provide a diverse range of work experience for 41 students from University of Macau, Institute for Tourism Studies Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Swiss Hotel Management School and Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. The intern representatives thanked GEG for offering them the valuable opportunities to work with professionals within the company; which have not only broadened their horizons but also helped them gain better insights into the gaming and hospitality industry.

Kelvin Sit from Institute for Tourism Studies Macau shared his rewarding experience working at the Organization Development & Training Department over the past 6 months. “I really enjoyed the internship program at GEG. The obstacles and difficulties I met here have become the source of motivation for self-improvement, allowing me to see things on a whole new level. The experience here has provided me with the confidence to overcome future challenges and to advance my career,” he said. In closing, the interns gathered on stage to perform a song as a token of gratitude to the GEG mentors for their support and guidance.

Having provided internship opportunities to nearly 290 university students since 2008, the internship programs organized half-yearly by GEG aim to nurture talented young people by enhancing their practical skills and helping them discover future career path. With the participation of about 40 students, the “2013 Second Half-Yearly Internship Program” will commence next week. As always, GEG will continue to offer the students a variety of practical opportunities to enrich their vocational skills and knowledge.