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Adriana Stroe

Practical Placement, Food & Beverage
Hilton Vienna, Austria

"Not only Hilton Worldwide is amoung the greatest hospitality companies in the world, but their values matched mine perfectly and I knew that it was the perfect choice to start my career in the hotel industry."

We all know that Vienna is one of the most important cultural centres in Europe, but, on top of that, according to the latest livability list compiled by consulting firm Mercer, Vienna offers the highest quality of life of all cities in the world. Once the location has been chosen, it was time to find the right company for me.

Not only Hilton Worldwide is amoung the greatest hospitality companies in the world, but their values matched mine perfectly and I knew that it was the perfect choice to start my career in the hotel industry.
In addition Hilton Vienna, offering approximately 500 rooms, is the first choice of guests when organizing conferences and big-scale events, being the largest conference hotel in Austria with 17 conference rooms, one of them providing space for up to 840 participants.

My food & beverage internship started in February in the banqueting department and it began with what has been proven to be one of my most intense workdays. We hosted the event “ Wine affairs”, which focuses on presenting the most refined wines from Austria trough wine tasting. Not having been used to the work pace yet, I felt a lot of pressure. The event turned out to be very successful and it proved to be the catalyzer of a great team spirit. I was in such a diverse team that I integrated immediately and have become quickly accustomed to the leadership style.

After two and a half months, I started working in roomservice. There I received more responsibilities that ranged from picking up the phone to delivering the order, cashier closing procedure and ordering the supply for the next day.

Although it was an intense 5 months experience with both good and stressful times, now I know that I wouldn’t change a thing about it. From the different situations and leadership styles that I encountered, I am confident that I am on the right path to becoming the leader that I always wanted to be.

 

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