Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) held 2023 Career Day on 2 March at IFTM Taipa Campus. A total of 65 organisations (including 3 from Hong Kong SAR, Guangdong and Shanghai) from various sectors set booths and provided around 1,200 job vacancies with job details and employment information, as well as the latest trend in the job market to IFTM graduating students. The Career Day aimed to provide a direct communication platform among students and employers as well as to better prepare graduating students for successful job application later.
During the event, exhibiting representatives introduced career prospects and positions available. On-site interviews were also arranged and received overwhelming responses from the students. In the same evening, two alumni entrepreneurs, Wini Cheong and Jacob Wong were invited to share their entrepreneurial experience in the “Alumni Entrepreneur Sharing Session”. In addition, representatives from relevant government departments or non-governmental organisations were invited to set booths, deliver talks and workshops from 22 February to 18 March. Topics included youth employment support, basic interview and etiquette workshop, career planning and personality dimensions workshop, etc.
According to the Career Placement Survey for 2021/2022 graduates:
- 73.3% of Master’s graduate respondents got full-time employment and those working full-time in Macao SAR had monthly median salary of MOP17,250.
- 85.3% of Bachelor’s graduate respondents got employment, started own business or pursued higher level of education. The monthly median salary of Bachelor’s full-time graduate respondents in Macao SAR was MOP15,600.
- Of the employed Bachelor’s graduate respondents, 50.2% of them were employed in tourism and hospitality sector, followed by services sector (17.1%), education sector (8.6%), financial and insurance sector (6.8%) and conference and exhibition (6.2%). The remaining 11.1% of them were employed in other employment sectors.
Participating exhibitors included (in company’s alphabetical order):
AIA International Limited Grand District, Air Macau, Alibaba Cloud (Macau) Limited, All Star Media Production Co. Ltd, Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau, AXA China Region Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited, Bank of China, Banco Delta Asia S.A., Banco Nacional Ultramarino, S.A., Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai, CDFG Macau Limited, Centaline Macau Enterprise Limited, China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited Macau Branch, Chanel Limitada, Christian Dior Macau Single Shareholder Company Limited, Coffee Concepts (Macau) Limited, Future Bright Group, Crowne Plaza Macau, DFS Cotai Limitada, Emphasis Jewellery Company Limited, EvolutionHR Consultancy Limited, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Social Security Fund, Grand Coloane Resort, Grand Emperor Hotel, Grand Hyatt Macau, Hotel Lisboa, Hotel Royal Macau, Inn Hotel, Jardine Restaurant Group, JC Human Resources Consulting (Macau) Company Limited, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, L'Arc Macau, Lisboeta Macau, Louis Vuitton Macau Company Limited, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf International Investment Limited, Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM), Manulife (International) Limited, Marco Polo Hotels - Hong Kong, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, MGM, MSS Recruitment, hello-jobs.com, NetCraft Information Technology (Macau) Co., Ltd., New Yaohan, O'Che 1867, Pier 16 Management Limited, Regency Art Hotel, Sands China Ltd., Sheraton Grand Macao, Shun Tak Holdings (Macau) Limited, SJM Resorts, S.A., TalentGroup Asia Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, The Nuance Group (Macau) Limited, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, The St. Regis Macao, Togather Culture Company Ltd., Uniqlo Hong Kong, Limited Macau Branch, W Macau - Studio City, Wellwin Tecnologia Limitada, Wynn Resorts (Macau) Limited, YF Life Insurance International Limited, Zhuhai Chimelong Investment & Development Co., Ltd.