From November 12th to 14th, 2008, the Deputy Director of Bunda Mulia Hospitality and Tourism Academy visited several hotels in Bali to monitor our students who are having their industry placement (internship program) in Bali hotels. For this trip we visited five hotels : Hard Rock Hotel and Bali Dynasty in Kuta, Nusa Dua Beach, Grand Hyatt and Inna Putri Bali in Nusa Dua Area. The visit not only gave motivation to our students who are having their industry placement, but also to strengthen our relationship with our hotel partners.
The monitoring visit also allows us to evaluate current programs and also to help us in reviewing our plans for the future training program. It is necessary that Bunda Mulia Hospitality and Tourism Academy and the hotel industry sit together to reach an agreement on the expectation of the industry from our graduates as we have done with our partner, Ritz Carlton, in Jimbaran. Basically to be successful in conducting industrial training outside Jakarta, a student must be mentally prepared especially to avoid culture shock. Bunda Mulia Hospitality and Tourism Academy has anticipated such a situation by providing the students with cultural awareness and how to manage the diversity in workplace.