Intern21 eyes BSHM students for USA internship

from left: CTU Danao Campus Director Rose Mary L. Almacen, CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., Intern21 General Manager Yukon Jung, CTU Vice President for Academic Affairs Victor D. Villaganas, and CTU Director for Instruction Severino R. Romano

Intern21  General Manager Yukon Jung and  University President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. signed the memorandum of understanding on January 11, 2018 at Rumah Highlands Hotel, promoting paid internships of CTU hospitality management students in the United States of America.

The collaboration was proposed by CTU Danao, which has sent a number of Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) students to the USA for years now.

International trainees through J1 Visa Exchange include: Hyne Marie Arbasto (Locale Market Restaurant, Florida) ; Rechelle Daiz ( Tocquiville Restaurant, New York) ; Diane Jane Areja  (Dickie Brennan Restaurant, Louisiana); Ma. Tiffany Casiong  (Hyatt Grand Cypress, Florida); Loue Daño  (Pabu Restaurant, San Francisco); Remondo Daño (Pabu Restaurant, San Francisco); Dholly Anne Flores  ( Dickie Brennan Restaurant, Louisiana); Jomel Nuñez  (Dickie Brennan Restaurant, Louisiana); Jerielyn Oteda  ( Boston on the Beach, Florida); Larry Gene Sotto  (Dickie Brennan Restaurant, Louisiana); Julie Ann Cabalhin (Sagamore Resort, New York); Frankie Calderon (Sagamore Resort, New York); Liezel Lumacad  (Sagamore Resort, New York); and Clarence Ceballos (Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida).

Sagamore Resort in New York accommodates three of CTU Danao interns. Photo from


Unlike previous agencies assigning students to restaurants in the US, CTU Danao Hospitality Management chair Jose Marie Anoos is happy with Intern21’s  offering of  high-end hotels like Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, and Marriot thus giving them compelling venues for learning innovative techniques in the hospitality management enterprise.

Danao Campus Director Rose Mary Almacen and her constituents: Technopreneurship and Business Management Dean Carmencita D. Quiño and PESO officer Mildred Malapungit support the endeavor guaranteeing a world-class exposure of students.

Intern21 offers J1 visa recruitment, host company placement, face-to-face employee-trainee interview with host companies, legal assistance, pre-departure orientation, insurance, and monitoring.

The activity is one of the recent undertakings led by Internationalization and ASEAN Integration Director Doris O. Gascon. (Office of University  Internationalization and ASEAN Integration)