GEG Marks Decade of Internship Program, Extending Equal Opportunities to Diverse Local Students

August 27, 2018 – Devoted to cultivating local youth, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) has assisted many young people in achieving their full potential over the years through a variety of platforms. In 2008, GEG launched the GEG Internship Program for local students, preparing them for successful careers by offering a host of training opportunities. With the annual program now in its 10th year, GEG hopes to provide a wider range of opportunities for participants in a bid to deepen their understanding of the operations of integrated resorts, namely in business administration, hospitality, marketing and gaming. During the course of this year’s program, interns were exposed to various facets of operations through job rotation across several departments.

With a view to making its internship program more inclusive and accessible to all students, GEG extended the program to special education students at Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico-Profissional (“ELCTP”) in 2012. The program was organized by GEG together with the Labour Affairs Bureau for the first time this year, and some special education interns are set to join the GEG family after their graduation. The GEG Integrated Resort Internship Program Appreciation Gathering 2018 (“Appreciation Gathering”) was held at Banyan Tree Macau earlier this week, with several GEG executives, GEG department representatives and guests from several educational institutes in attendance to recognize the efforts and achievements of all the interns.

The first term of the program commenced in January, with a total of 66 students from the University of Macau (UM), the Macau University of Science and Technology, the City University of Macau, the Macao Polytechnic Institute, the Institute for Tourism Studies and ELCTP, etc, undergoing training at different times. Throughout the program, the interns rotated through jobs and roles across several departments, namely Public Relations, Human Resources and Administration, Housekeeping and Environmental Services, Food and Beverage as well as Hotel Operations. The internship program allowed them to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired from school and to broaden their understanding of the day-to-day operations of integrated resorts. The second term of the program kicked off last month. 

Delivering a speech at the Appreciation Gathering, UM student Ken Jian said, “During my internship, I received a lot of support and care from my mentor and fellow team members. I appreciate their selfless efforts and input. The internship experience with the Resort Events Team in the Resort Marketing Services Department has inspired me to seek more knowledge and to pursue further self-development.” Lam Si Yuen, a special needs student from ELCTP, has been offered a position with GEG as a result of his excellent performance during his internship. He said that the diverse and practical internship program had impressed upon him the importance of staying positive at work at all times.

To support the talent development policies of the Macau SAR Government, GEG has, over the past decade, set over 560 tertiary education-level students and 50 secondary school students with special needs on course for a successful future by providing them with training and job opportunities. GEG pledges to continue to offer students wide-ranging internships as part of its commitment to nurturing talent.