Griffith students with ambitions to work in tourism, hotel management, engineering, human resource management, arts and culture, accounting, event management and marketing will have the ultimate networking opportunity when one of the groups behind the multi-billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project visits the university in April.
Mark Mackay, Chief Operating Officer, Jupiters Hotel & Casino for the Star Entertainment Group in Queensland, will lead a team to Griffith’s Red Zones on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses to showcase the new integrated resort development and outline imminent and exciting possibilities for students and researchers.
“This is a truly unique engagement opportunity with the potential for internship and employment opportunities for current students from right across the university,” Dr Caroline Riot, Griffith Business School, said.
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“Study areas like tourism, hotel management and engineering instantly come to mind, but the extent of the project mean students from all the study groups should also be excited about potential work experience prospects.”
“We will have an Australian group on campus which currently operates three properties — Jupiters Gold Coast, Treasury Casino & Hotel in Brisbane, and The Star in Sydney — and will start the construction next year of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development.
“This future flagship development will feature 50 new bars, cafes and restaurants, an iconic Sky Deck, a 1500-seat ballroom, 2000 apartments, a moonlight cinema and five new hotels including The Ritz Carlton.”
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signed off on the development last November which will create a total of 10,000 jobs for southeast Queensland, including construction and operational jobs.
A Destination Brisbane Consortium, made up of The Star Entertainment Group, Hong Kong-based investment company Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited and the Far East Consortium (Australia) Pty Limited, will develop and operate the project which is expected to bring an additional 1.4 million tourists a year to Brisbane once complete.
Five new hotels, plus an integrated resort including a casino and a link across the Brisbane River to South Bank will be built.
“Students and staff attending the Red Zone events will get an in-depth overview of the development plan with an opportunity to explore research and internship possibilities,” Dr Riot said.
Mark Mackay will be accompanied by Leith Wiblen, General Manager Human Resources Queensland, Griffith graduate Amanda Spencer, Recruitment Manager Queensland from The Star Entertainment Group and Griffith’s liaison officers, for the Griffith ‘Meet The Star’ events.
The first will be hosted on Tuesday, April 19, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on the Nathan campus with the second event on the Gold Coast campus on Wednesday, April 27, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.