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Connecting top hospitality industry employers with top hospitality business students.

CAREER EXPO is the long standing career fair for The School of Hospitality Business. Due to COVID-19 considerations, it will be held virtually.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • 12:40 pm (EDT) students will attend a Keynote Address from Robert Burg, recent past President of Aimbridge Hospitality. Aimbridge Hospitality is the leading third-party hotel management company, operating a portfolio of more than 1,400 independent and branded properties such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, located across the U.S., the Caribbean, and 20 other countries. It was also one of the first companies to provide lodging for essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for Zoom webinar link.

  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT) CAREER EXPO begins on Handshake. Students have the opportunity to attend informational group sessions hosted by participating companies, which will allow you to research and learn more about a specific company and their culture to see if you are a good fit. Employers will also answer any general questions about the company and recruiting opportunities. Sign up ahead of time to secure a spot!

Click here for list of 2020 participating companies.

  • 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EDT) following information sessions on Handshake, students will attend one-on-one sessions with individual recruiters. These 10-minute sessions give you the opportunity to engage with recruiters in a more personal setting. If the employer is hiring, please make sure you meet the requirements before signing up. If they are not hiring, any student may sign up to network and chat with the recruiter. Sign up ahead of time to secure a spot!

Information for Employers

Employer Registration

To register for CAREER EXPO, employers must contact shbexpo@msu.edu to receive a private link. For more information, please call (517) 353-9747.

Information for Students

Join us at 12:40 pm (EDT) for Keynote Address

  • Students will attend a Keynote Address from Robert Burg, recent past President of Aimbridge Hospitality. Aimbridge Hospitality is the leading third-party hotel management company, operating a portfolio of more than 1,400 independent and branded properties such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, located across the U.S., the Caribbean, and 20 other countries. It was also one of the first companies to provide lodging for essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Click here for Zoom webinar link.

Informational Sessions at CAREER EXPO 

  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT) CAREER EXPO begins on Handshake. Students have the opportunity to attend informational group sessions hosted by participating companies, which will allow you to research and learn more about a specific company and their culture to see if you are a good fit. Employers will also answer any general questions about the company and recruiting opportunities. Sign up ahead of time to secure a spot!
  • Click here for list of 2020 participating companies.

One-on-One Sessions at CAREER EXPO 

  • 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EDT) following information sessions on Handshake, students will attend one-on-one sessions with individual recruiters. These 10-minute sessions give you the opportunity to engage with recruiters in a more personal setting. If the employer is hiring, please make sure you meet the requirements before signing up. If they are not hiring, any student may sign up to network and chat with the recruiter. Sign up ahead of time to secure a spot!

** Reminder** You need a Handshake account to attend CAREER EXPO. Follow this link to register for a Handshake account using your MSU NetID and password:  https://msu.joinhandshake.com/login

Once you have created a Handshake account, you can attend CAREER EXPO by clicking the link below and register. You will be able to sign up ahead of time for Employer Information Sessions and one-on-one meetings with companies. You can also sign up for anything up until one minute before a presentation begins or one-on-one sessions begin, IF there are still spots available.

Click here to register for CAREER EXPO on Handshake.

Professional dress is required. Please make sure your resume is uploaded to both Handshake and to the SIRC office.

Click here to upload your resume to Handshake.

Click here to upload your resume to SIRC.

 

Interviewing

Employers will schedule and conducted interviews either during the fair or another day using the employer’s interviewing platform.

CAREER EXPO is a student-run event, and we thank the team that plans, organizes, and manages this event! shbexpo@msu.edu

Professional Development Program

On Tuesday, October 13 beginning at 12:40 pm (EDT) students will attend a Keynote Address from Robert Burg, President of Aimbridge Hospitality. Aimbridge Hospitality is the leading third-party hotel management company, operating a portfolio of more than 1,400 independent and branded properties such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, located across the U.S., the Caribbean, and 20 other countries. It was also one of the first companies to provide lodging for essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for Zoom webinar link.

CAREER EXPO Executive Board

Lauren Green

  • Executive Director

James Miller

  • Industry Relations

Rachel Powell

  • Industry Relations

Zach Crawford

  • Industry Relations

Jason Chang

  • Student Coordinator

Jordan Kelley

  • Student Coordinator

Zoe Frantzekakis

  • Student Coordinator

Alexis Rillema

  • Student Coordinator

Shawn Gabriel

  • Student Coordinator

Stephanie Juriga

  • Marketing

Victoria Kirkland

  • Marketing

Shawn Luo

  • Student Coordinator

Benjamin Tant

  • Student Coordinator

Sun Kim

  • Student Coordinator

Ryan Cooper

  • Student Coordinator

Industry Partner of the Year

Hundreds of hospitality organizations from every segment of the industry actively recruit our students for internships and permanent positions. Over the years, many of these same organizations have forged close partnerships with The School, providing guest speakers, sponsorship of School activities, funding for elective courses, corporate products, tours, accommodations and student scholarships.

To recognize industry partners that have demonstrated consistent support over many years and commitment at the highest levels, The School names an annual “Industry Partner of the Year” during CAREER EXPO. We are proud to thank them and again acknowledge the special connection they represent between the hospitality industry and The School.

 

  • Past Recipients
    • 2018 – Hilton
    • 2017 – Mentoring Icon – Billy Downs
    • 2016 – Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
    • 2015 – InterContinental Hotels Group
    • 2014 – Jones Lang LaSalle
    • 2013 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    • 2012 – ARAMARK
    • 2011 – Marriott International
    • 2010 – J. Alexander’s Restaurant
    • 2009 – Las Vegas Sands Corp. and their subsidiaries the Venetian and the Palazzo
    • 2008 – ECOLAB, Inc.
    • 2007 – White Lodging Services Corporation
    • 2006 – RARE Hospitality International, Inc.
    • 2005 – The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
    • 2004 – Red Lobster
    • 2003 – Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
    • 2002 – Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center