Generation Y counts on hands-on internships for their future. This at least applies for Johanna (17), who is at her last year at Strothoff International School, before finishing her IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma) an international degree.
Königstein im Taunus, 5 August 2013. Johanna is 17 years old. In one year she is going to finish her IB at the Strothoff International School, an international school in Frankfurt-Dreieich. What she is going to do after finishing school is not clear yet, that is the reason why she decided to do an internship in the field Business Development & Communications in the two 5-star-superior-Hotels Falkenstein Grand Kempinski and Villa Rothschild Kempinski during her summer break.
While her schoolmates are searching for the right swimwear on a late morning, Johanna gets up at 6 am during her summer break. Instead of comfortable free-time shorts Johanna’s clothes look more conservative these days. “A combination of black and white is good”, says Johanna, “it always looks classy and chic.” To be in time at her working place in Königstein im Taunus, she takes the train from Buchschlag near Frankfurt am Main at 7.30 am. At 9 am she arrives in Königstein, but not at her final destination. To reach the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski she has to take the bus.
Johanna would like to study in the fields “Business”, “Management” or “Hospitality” after her time in school. With her IB she has the chance to study in London or one of Chinas famous cities. To finally find out what she wants to be in the future she decided to do an internship again during her summer break. “It’s a great opportunity to see if I can see myself in the future doing this job,” describes Johanna. It is not the first internship for the passionate basketball player, who enjoys travelling. Last year she has already been working in London for JP Morgan Chase.
This year she decided to do “Business Development & Communications” for two hotels. What she is doing there? „During the first days I got to know the hotels and my new colleagues, “but then it started, “describes Johanna the past two weeks. She helped with photo shootings, created newsletters, worked with various content management systems for different websites of the hotels and their restaurants, constructing posters and supporting colleagues with the upcoming Christmas brochure. She learned a lot over the two weeks.
Andreas Koini, head of Strothoff International School supported his student on her way to make the best decisions for her future through the help of internships.” Our students are aligned to go their own way with their learned abilities. But of course supports the schools the students on their way.” Johanna although did not need that help, because she elected the internship herself, applied and was accepted very fast.
If she wants to study hospitality now, is still not clear. “But now I know, what I can expect from the future and it really helped me make an appropriate decision. Furthermore did I enjoy the time a lot.” That is Johanna’s resolution before school starts again.
About the Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Built between 1888 and 1894 for the banker Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild, the building has been known since 1949 as the “Cradle of the Federal Republic”. Today the Villa Rothschild with its close proximity to Frankfurt is an exclusive meeting place. 22 luxurious rooms and suits, 4 historical meeting rooms, Tizian’s Bar & Brasserie as well as the Restaurant Villa Rothschild which has 2 Michelin-stars and 18 Gault-Millau points offer comfortable chic for guest near Frankfurt am Main.
About the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski
The Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is a five-star-Boutique Hotel looking down to Frankfurt am Main’s roofs. Besides it exclusive location in the middle of the historic private park the hotel offers an exquisite cuisine and high-class service for its guests. Emperor Wilhelm II built the property in 1909, as a rest and recuperation home for the officers of his regiment. Now a day the estate contains nine individual meeting rooms for the perfect meeting or private celebration. The leading Spa awarded ASCARA of the Kempinski hotel completes the excellent offer for guest and enjoyer of the Rhein-Main region.
About Kempinski Hotels
Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. The more than 110 years old tradition business offers its guests worldwide first-class quality and exclusive service on high individual Nivea. All in all offers Kempinski 75 five-star-hotels in 32 countries. Constantly new hotels in Europe, Africa and Asia are added to the exquisite list without losing the focus on exclusive and individual service. That shows the expansion strength of the business. Its Portfolio counts numerous historical Grand hotels, awarded City hotels, outstanding Resorts and noble residences. Furthermore is Kempinski founding member of the worldwide hotel network Global Hotel Alliance (GHA)
www.kempinski.com/press • www.globalhotelalliance.com
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is a renowned Alliance of the worldwide luxury hotel group, containing around 430 of the most exquisite hotel, resorts and spas of the world. Their mission is the representation and supporting of an exclusive group of independent hotels that cover everything from palaces over luxury-tend towns and secluded resorts to private City hotels and therefore cover all aspects of the hospitality.
Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Im Rothschildpark 1
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 2908 0
Fax +49 6174 2908 888
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 900
Fax +49 6174 909090
For further press information please contact:
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski / Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Director of Business Development & Communications
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 909046
Fax +49 6174 909912