More than 10,000 strong, School alumni lead in every segment of the industry, from hotels to restaurants, from private clubs to contract service companies, and from theme parks to interval management companies-creating an incredibly influential network. The School alumni excel in other service industries as well, and in graduate schools, as entrepreneurs and as corporate executives.
The alumni who have shaped the hospitality industry have also helped shape The School. The alumni give back to its alma mater generously in many ways. Alumni return to the classroom as Visiting Leaders, they support students as Spartan Sponsor mentors, they provide advisory direction, they participate in many School events and functions, and they provide invaluable financial support through donations.
If you are a graduate of the Broad College of Business (including The School of Hospitality Business), you are invited to authenticate your directory record and become a member of the Broad College alumni community.
After you become a member of the community, you can update your profile and choose to share as much or as little information as you like. In turn, you can re-connect with your business classmates and friends using messages and by sharing career and personal milestones on your own class notes page.
If have forgotten your password, you can reset the password.
You’ll need to enter your unique MSU entity ID number (this is not your student number). To obtain your ID number, contact the Broad College Alumni Relations office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and graduation year.
The Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program pairs students and alumni with similar career interests with each other, both on campus at the annual Homecoming Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program meeting and throughout the year with phone calls and email. The connections made are a win-win, broadening the student’s perspectives and allowing practicing professionals to share insights and “give back” in a way that can help a young person start down a path to success.
As a pioneer land-grand university with global influence, Michigan State University has a special mission to embrace practical knowledge, as well as traditional scientific knowledge and research, thus enhancing the student experience.
The School recognizes the crucial link in the hospitality industry between academic learning and industry knowledge and is committed to strengthening the bond between academia and industry. We realize that our students are better prepared and graduate with a broader vision if they are exposed regularly to industry leaders. So while our professors and their research and teaching provide the backbone of a challenging curriculum, courses are supplemented with frequent visits by leaders from every segment of the industry. The Visiting Leaders Series was initiated in 1988 for this purpose, and to help ensure that an industry perspective is available to students from those “on the front lines.”
The Visiting Leaders Series has been extremely popular among students, who very often stay in touch with the leaders through email. Advice given is taken to heart and is frequently instrumental in helping students set and reach goals, both personally and professionally. To inquire about becoming a Visiting Leader, please contact Authella Collins Hawks or the Student and Industry Resource Center via email or by phone at (517) 353-9747.
Each year, The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association confers important awards on deserving alumni, supporters, faculty and staff. The Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors receives nominations and votes upon the honorees.
Now Accepting Nominations for Alumna/Alumnus of the Quarter
Each nomination should include the name of the nominee (and any known addresses) for those nominated to receive this recognition. General criteria for recognition should include one or more of the following: leadership outside the parameters of their position, volunteer activities and contributions, contributions to the industry, influence to The School, and/or the community, excellent in social media representing themselves, others, and/or The School, innovative/change agent, significant or impactful work or article/story pertaining to Hospitality Business, attitude and/or performance representing the mission of: “Spartans Will.”
The Student and Industry Resource Center (SIRC) can help alumni connect with students searching for meaningful internships and permanent employment. SIRC can also help alumni who might be looking for new positions or a career change. As students, many of you used SIRC for all of your career and internship needs. As alumni, feel free to stay connected with SIRC, especially if you are looking for bright, energetic, knowledgeable and hard-working interns and associates or seeking a new position for yourself!
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