Nicole Vermolen (cohort 1990), Placement Mentor East & West Coast USA Internships in New York, Boston,  Washington DC, Los...
06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
East coast USA  -6 hours with Holland, fly-time appr. 7 hours <ul><li>New York City, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA </li>...
06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
West coast USA  -9 hours with Holland, fly-time appr. 11 hours <ul><li>Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA...
06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Population <ul><li>NYC: 8.100.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles: 3.900.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenix: 1.500.000 </li></ul>...
Weather   the average temperature   <ul><li>New York City: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 29 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in Janu...
Weather   the average temperature   <ul><li>Los Angeles: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 27 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in Januar...
Internships profile an   internship will be considered for the candidate who: <ul><li>is fluent in English  (proficiency l...
Characteristics of internships <ul><li>4 & 5 star properties </li></ul><ul><li>Business hotels, most in center of city </l...
Map of New York City   06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $30.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students l...
Hotels that offer internships in New York all in Manhattan (except Sheraton) <ul><li>The Barclay InterContinental </li></u...
InterContinental The Barclay www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>The hotel has 686 luxurious guest rooms and suites  </li></ul...
Millennium UN www.millenniumhotels.com   <ul><li>427 spacious guest rooms and suites </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador Grill & ...
SOHO/Tribeca Grand Hotels www.sohogrand.com  -  www.tribecagrand.com   <ul><li>The Tribeca Grand stands eight floors high ...
Crowne Plaza Times Square www.manhattan.crowneplaza.com   <ul><li>770 Guest rooms and suites, on Times Square in the heart...
Hotels AB http://www.andrebalazsproperties.com/   <ul><li>The most trendy and hip hotel chain at the moment. </li></ul><ul...
Sheraton Suites on the Hudson   http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/   <ul><li>347 suites </li></ul><ul><li>Harbor Bar ...
Map of Boston   06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students l...
Hotels that offer internships in Boston <ul><li>InterContinental Boston  </li></ul><ul><li>The Eliot Hotel </li></ul>06/06...
InterContinental Boston www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>Hotel opened Fall 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>offers 424 luxurious gues...
Millennium Bostonian www.millenniumhotels.com   <ul><li>201 luxurious guest rooms & suites (renovations planned as of from...
The Eliot Boston   http://www.eliothotel.com/index.html   <ul><li>79 suites and 16 guestrooms </li></ul><ul><li>World clas...
Map of Washington DC 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students l...
Hotels that offer internships in Washington  <ul><li>InterContinental The Willard </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
InterContinental The Willard www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>334 luxurious guest rooms & suites  </li></ul><ul><li>French ...
Map of Los Angeles 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $31.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students l...
Hotels that offer internships in Los Angeles  <ul><li>InterContinental Century City </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
InterContinental Century City www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>363 luxurious guest rooms & suites (all suite-size) </li></u...
Map of San Francisco 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $29.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, around $1200 pe...
Hotels that offer internships in San Francisco <ul><li>InterContinental The Mark Hopkins </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
InterContinental Mark Hopkins www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>382 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>Nob Hil...
Map of Phoenix 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, around $1000 pe...
Hotels that offer internships in Phoenix <ul><li>InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort & Spa (opening November 2008) </li></...
InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort & Spa www.ichotelsgroup.com   <ul><li>293 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul...
How to prepare yourself for the USA East/West Coast selection?   <ul><li>Contact current students and ask about their expe...
<ul><li>The Placement Office selects candidates for video interviews.  </li></ul><ul><li>Arrangements for an interview are...
<ul><li>Video Interview Tips   </li></ul><ul><li>Review all the instructions that you will be given. Ask for help if you'r...
What can you expect and is expected of you during your internship?   <ul><li>Up to date pro-active communication with Plac...
Some impressions of New York City…… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
… .Washington DC…. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
… . Boston…. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
… . Los Angeles… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
…  San Francisco… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
And Phoenix 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
Questions? <ul><li>Ask them now! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Placement Office </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Mai...
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  1. 1. Nicole Vermolen (cohort 1990), Placement Mentor East & West Coast USA Internships in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
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  3. 3. East coast USA -6 hours with Holland, fly-time appr. 7 hours <ul><li>New York City, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul>Add a picture here. Add a picture here. Add a picture here. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
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  5. 5. West coast USA -9 hours with Holland, fly-time appr. 11 hours <ul><li>Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenix, AX </li></ul>Add a pictre here. Add a picture here. Add a picture here. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
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  7. 7. Population <ul><li>NYC: 8.100.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles: 3.900.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenix: 1.500.000 </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco: 750.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Boston: 560.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Washington DC: 550.000 </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  8. 8. Weather the average temperature <ul><li>New York City: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 29 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 3 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>Boston: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 27 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 1 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>Washington DC: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 31 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 5 Celsius </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  9. 9. Weather the average temperature <ul><li>Los Angeles: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 27 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 19 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 20 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 14 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenix: </li></ul><ul><li>in July: 42 Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>in January: 19 Celsius </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  10. 10. Internships profile an internship will be considered for the candidate who: <ul><li>is fluent in English (proficiency level, read, write and speak) </li></ul><ul><li>is hands-on, pro-active, independent </li></ul><ul><li>is assertive and has a sense of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>likes to meet a variety of people </li></ul><ul><li>can handle multiple tasks at once </li></ul><ul><li>enjoys giving great customer service </li></ul><ul><li>has excellent people skills </li></ul><ul><li>has an energetic personality </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  11. 11. Characteristics of internships <ul><li>4 & 5 star properties </li></ul><ul><li>Business hotels, most in center of city </li></ul><ul><li>Large percentage of union hotels </li></ul><ul><li>High paced, 24 hour operations </li></ul><ul><li>High expectancy of trainee </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  12. 12. Map of New York City 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  13. 13. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $30.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students live in Queens (20 subway ride). Housing costs around $1200 (if you do not share with a room mate) plus utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Great public transportation system </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Union presence in hotels </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fast” city (and it truly never sleeps…) </li></ul><ul><li>Central Park! </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  14. 14. Hotels that offer internships in New York all in Manhattan (except Sheraton) <ul><li>The Barclay InterContinental </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium UN </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels AB (The Standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Sheraton Suites on the Hudson (New Jersey) </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  15. 15. InterContinental The Barclay www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>The hotel has 686 luxurious guest rooms and suites </li></ul><ul><li>Banquet and meeting facilities include 18 function rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Barclay Bar & Grill, 24h Room Service </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>F&B </li></ul><ul><li>Front Office </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  16. 16. Millennium UN www.millenniumhotels.com <ul><li>427 spacious guest rooms and suites </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador Grill & Lounge, 5 meeting rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>All-round </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  17. 17. SOHO/Tribeca Grand Hotels www.sohogrand.com - www.tribecagrand.com <ul><li>The Tribeca Grand stands eight floors high and offers 203 luxurious guestrooms, Church Lounge </li></ul><ul><li>The Soho Grand has 363 guest rooms and suites, F&B: The Grand Bar, The Yard, The Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Popular in Film Industry, Model Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Internships offered: </li></ul><ul><li>FO, F&B </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  18. 18. Crowne Plaza Times Square www.manhattan.crowneplaza.com <ul><li>770 Guest rooms and suites, on Times Square in the heart of Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>Lobby Bar, Samplings Restaurant, meeting space from 7 to 700 persons </li></ul><ul><li>Internships offered: </li></ul><ul><li>FO </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  19. 19. Hotels AB http://www.andrebalazsproperties.com/ <ul><li>The most trendy and hip hotel chain at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio includes: The Standard (Miami, Hollywood, LA), Chateau Marmont (LA), The Mercer, Hotel QT and Sunset Beach in New York </li></ul><ul><li>Opening a fantastic new property Fall 2008 in Manhattan. </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  20. 20. Sheraton Suites on the Hudson http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/ <ul><li>347 suites </li></ul><ul><li>Harbor Bar and Brasserie with amazing view of Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>Internships offered: </li></ul><ul><li>FO </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  21. 21. Map of Boston 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  22. 22. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students live in the city (around $1000 per month, if you do not share, plus utilities) </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Student city, more provincial </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Union presence in hotels </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  23. 23. Hotels that offer internships in Boston <ul><li>InterContinental Boston </li></ul><ul><li>The Eliot Hotel </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  24. 24. InterContinental Boston www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>Hotel opened Fall 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>offers 424 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>International cuisine featuring breakfast lunch and dinner in a French Country setting </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>F&B </li></ul><ul><li>Front Office </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  25. 25. Millennium Bostonian www.millenniumhotels.com <ul><li>201 luxurious guest rooms & suites (renovations planned as of from November 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>El Coco International Aveda Salon and Day Spa offering an array of services. Fine dining: award winning Seasons Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>FO </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  26. 26. The Eliot Boston http://www.eliothotel.com/index.html <ul><li>79 suites and 16 guestrooms </li></ul><ul><li>World class restaurant Clio and Uni Sashimi Bar with famed Chef Kenneth Oringer </li></ul><ul><li>Internships: </li></ul><ul><li>all-round </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  27. 27. Map of Washington DC 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  28. 28. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students live in the city (around $900 per month, if you do not share, plus utilities) </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Political capital, city center is quiet after office hours… </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  29. 29. Hotels that offer internships in Washington <ul><li>InterContinental The Willard </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  30. 30. InterContinental The Willard www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>334 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>French haut-cuisine in The Willard Room </li></ul><ul><li>Du Parc, brand new French Bistro opened March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>F&B </li></ul><ul><li>Front Office </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  31. 31. Map of Los Angeles 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  32. 32. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $31.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, most students live in close vicinity of UCLA (around $1200 per month, if you do not share, plus utilities) </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment capital of the world! You will be star struck… Great leisure time activities </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  33. 33. Hotels that offer internships in Los Angeles <ul><li>InterContinental Century City </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  34. 34. InterContinental Century City www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>363 luxurious guest rooms & suites (all suite-size) </li></ul><ul><li>Park Grill Restaurant and Sushi Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Lobby Lounge </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>F&B </li></ul><ul><li>Front Office/HK </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  35. 35. Map of San Francisco 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  36. 36. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $29.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, around $1200 per month, if you do not share, plus utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Union presence in hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Be charmed by the cable carts, great restaurants and liberal views of the city… </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  37. 37. Hotels that offer internships in San Francisco <ul><li>InterContinental The Mark Hopkins </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  38. 38. InterContinental Mark Hopkins www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>382 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>Nob Hill Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Top of the Mark (19 th floor with views of </li></ul><ul><li>the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz) </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>F&B, Stewarding </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  39. 39. Map of Phoenix 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  40. 40. Good to know….. <ul><li>Average salary is $28.000 gross per year </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at own expense, around $1000 per month, if you do not share, plus utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>F&B in hotel during work hours </li></ul><ul><li>You will be warm the whole year through, great sports facilities, beautiful resorts </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  41. 41. Hotels that offer internships in Phoenix <ul><li>InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort & Spa (opening November 2008) </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  42. 42. InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort & Spa www.ichotelsgroup.com <ul><li>293 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation & Sports Court </li></ul><ul><li>Barbeque Grills </li></ul><ul><li>Live Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Pool </li></ul><ul><li>Internships in: </li></ul><ul><li>Front Office </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  43. 43. How to prepare yourself for the USA East/West Coast selection? <ul><li>Contact current students and ask about their experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Visit hotels websites </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the selections for September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Write an amazing motivation letter in flawless English! </li></ul><ul><li>Have your pre-take interview with the Placement Office </li></ul><ul><li>If selected you will have a Video Interview with the Placement Mentor </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  44. 44. <ul><li>The Placement Office selects candidates for video interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrangements for an interview are scheduled – preferably at Stenden/ Placement Office. </li></ul><ul><li>A tutorial will provide instructions on the webcam and the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be 10 - 15 questions related to the internship for which you are applying </li></ul><ul><li>There are 10 more general questions concerning yourself and your motivation </li></ul><ul><li>You will have 30 seconds to read the question and two minutes to respond. </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  45. 45. <ul><li>Video Interview Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Review all the instructions that you will be given. Ask for help if you're not sure how the webcam works or if you have questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately in professional interview attire, just like you would for an in-person interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice - if you have a webcam, record yourself to see how you appear on camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your surroundings and the lighting. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the camera, not down at the desk or table. </li></ul><ul><li>It's important to remember that a video interview is a &quot;real&quot; interview. </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  46. 46. What can you expect and is expected of you during your internship? <ul><li>Up to date pro-active communication with Placement office in Leeuwarden and Placement Mentor in USA </li></ul><ul><li>Respecting deadlines for progress reports (5) and project </li></ul><ul><li>Two evaluations by host-company </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting your placement mentor during your internship </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  47. 47. Some impressions of New York City…… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  48. 48. … .Washington DC…. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  49. 49. … . Boston…. 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  50. 50. … . Los Angeles… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  51. 51. … San Francisco… 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  52. 52. And Phoenix 06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen
  53. 53. Questions? <ul><li>Ask them now! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Placement Office </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Mail to [email_address] </li></ul>06/06/09 Nicole Vermolen

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