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We provide concierge service for all your recruiting needs.

The Student and Industry Resource Center (SIRC) for The School of Hospitality Business coordinates all recruiting and career services for hospitality business students. Whether you have been associated with The School of Hospitality Business for years or you are becoming acquainted with us for the first time, we know you will find our students hard working, well prepared and anxious to visit with you about opportunities with your company. With one call to our office, all arrangements are made for you!

Services Offered

SIRC can help you:

  • Identify and structure internships
  • Arrange for on-campus recruiting and information sessions
  • Facilitate online recruiting through our Job Alert Bulletin (JAB)
  • Schedule industry speakers from your company in hospitality classes

You and your organization can also work with SIRC to gain access to hospitality business student clubs and events – a great way to help potential associates better understand your company and to identify talent early.

Contacting us will connect you to students and faculty of The School of Hospitality Business. We look forward to strengthening our ties with your organization!

Authella Collins Hawks, M.Ed.
shbsirc@msu.edu
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm 227
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-9747

On-Campus Recruiting

Thank you for your interest in recruiting students from The School of Hospitality Business. The Student and Industry Resource Center (SIRC) serves as your concierge to coordinate recruiting services for companies seeking outstanding hospitality business students. The following are steps for successfully recruiting hospitality students at MSU.

  1. Please call SIRC at 517-353-9747 to discuss any recruiting needs or a date for your visit. If you are coming to campus, we will put you on our master calendar for The School so hospitality business faculty and students will know of your visit. We will also make reservations for you to interview in the Lear Corporation Career Services Center, where all business majors interview.
  2. SIRC will also assist you in scheduling a company open house. These information sessions are a way for you to provide detailed and valuable information about company philosophy, training programs, locations and other pertinent information. Open houses are usually scheduled for the evening prior to interviews and are held in the Eli Broad College of Business.
  3. After SIRC has reserved your interview date and made arrangements for your open house and interview space, the information will be posted on our computerized scheduling system, Handshake. Students can view this information and sign up for interviews.
  4. After interview sign-ups close on Handshake, all schedules that are not filled will be routed to SIRC, and we will continue to assist hospitality business students in signing up for vacant interview times if they meet your requirements.
  5. Guest Speakers in Hospitality Business: There are opportunities for industry leaders to speak on various topics in hospitality business classes. If interested, let us know your expertise, and we will coordinate with our professors for possible speaking engagements.
  6. When all arrangements have been made, SIRC will send you a confirmation letter regarding your interview dates, open house arrangements, guest-speaking schedule if any, directions and parking information.
  7. When you arrive on campus, please visit SIRC first in 228 Eppley Center to receive an updated schedule, go over your open house and interview arrangements, and meet with hospitality business students and professors. We will then direct you to your interview rooms.
  8. Following morning interviews, SIRC would like you to be our guests for lunch if your schedule permits.
  9. Remember, SIRC serves as your concierge, coordinating career services for hospitality business students. Any logistics changes, cancellations or schedule checks should be directed to us so that you have the most up-to-date information.

Online Recruiting

If you would like to recruit students for internships and permanent positions, SIRC also maintains job postings on the web called the Job Alert Bulletin (JAB).

When SIRC receives your JAB notice, we will review and approve it and then post your requirements on our website. Students and alumni who are interested will contact you directly. There is no charge for this service.

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Internship Guidelines

A core part of the Hospitality Business degree requirements is the internship component. Students are required to complete two internships: a Level 1 internship and a Level 2 internship. They must be in the hospitality industry. Both internships require working a minimum of 400 hours during a 10-week period with one company. Internships can be completed full time during the summer or part time during the school year. If a student works part time, there is no time limit for completing 400 hours.

Internships must be documented and approved prior to beginning by using the SIRC web application and approval process. At the end of the internship, both student and employer must also complete evaluations through the SIRC web evaluation process. All three forms – approved application and both evaluations – must be completed by the end of the internship, or the internship will not be counted as complete. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the employer completes the final evaluation and submits it to SIRC.

View Full Internship Guidelines

CAREER EXPO

CAREER EXPO is The School’s longstanding annual hospitality industry career event. Each year, students in The School select the “Industry Partner of the Year,” and an executive from that company presents a keynote address — a highlight of CAREER EXPO. The career fair takes place in the evening, when 80 of the nation’s leading hospitality companies recruit 700+ talented students for internships and permanent positions and sign them up for interviews to be held the following day.

Learn More about CAREER EXPO

Travel to East Lansing

Airport Information

Capital Region International Airport is less than 10 miles from MSU’s campus. The phone number is (517) 321-6121. Car rental and taxi service to MSU are available.

For additional information on accommodations and activities, please visit the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.

MSU Campus Maps carries a variety of interactive digital maps as well as printable maps, as well as parking information and directions.

Accommodations

* Indicates shuttle service from the hotel to the Eli Broad College of Business is available upon request.

Thank you for your interest in students in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University! We look forward to strengthening our ties with your organization!

Giving to The School

In the spirit of strategic partnerships, the hospitality organizations who recruit and hire our students frequently offer financial support and/or services to The School and its students. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of these organizations who partner with us.

Some of the ways organizations can support our efforts include:

  • Corporate sponsorship of student attendance at Celebration of Leadership in New York City and Annual Gathering of Leaders in Chicago
  • Corporate underwriting for School elective courses
  • Corporate donations of items or funds to the annual auction to benefit students, alumni and local charities
  • Corporate donations to Les Gourmets and/or corporate purchase of tickets to the event to support students
  • Corporate sponsorship of CAREER EXPO
  • Corporate sponsorship for faculty research
  • Engagement activities for student clubs
  • Professional development workshops or industry tours
  • Student aids for department professors and SIRC career services

If you would like to inquire about any of these options, please contact Authella Hawks via email at hawks@broad.msu.edu.

Contact Information

  • SIRC
  • Eppley Center
  • 667 N Shaw Ln Rm 227
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (517) 353-9747