The Institute for Tourism Studies Career Day 2011 was held on 14 April at Taipa Campus. The exhibition aimed to provide graduating students more information on the employment trends in the tourism and service industries, thus, increasing their chance of success in job hunt. Sixteen organisations with more than 2,000 job vacancies from the tourism and service industries joined the exhibition. These included Coffee Concepts (Macau) Limited, DFS Cotai Limitada, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Grand Hyatt Macau, Holiday Inn Macau, L'Arc MACAU, Lisboa Hotels Complex, Melco Crown Entertainment, MGM MACAU, New Yaohan, Pizza Hut, Shun Tak Holdings (Macau) Limited, The Venetian-Macao-Resort-Hotel, Wing On Holiday and Wynn Macau. Representatives from the organisations provided students and alumni information about job openings in their companies and distributed application forms to those who were interested, on site interviews were also arranged. The graduates-to-be and alumni were enthusiastic about the exhibition. Questions regarding employment trends and employers' expectation were raised and discussed in the fair. The employment rate of IFT graduates is always satisfactory. A graduates' employment survey was conducted in 2010, targeting the Bachelor and Diploma and Certificate programme graduates of 2008/09. According to the results of the survey, 90.8% were currently employed, 67% had placements in the tourism and service sector and the average salary was MOP10,500. The Career Day 2011 aimed to be the platform for communication between students and employers. It allowed the graduating students to have a better view of the job market and maximised the chance of success in their career path.