Hospitality school to host career fair

Fabienne Fleurantin/Staff Writer


Through the week of Feb. 5 – 9, the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, in collaboration with Panther Alumni Week, will host a week filled with events for hospitality students at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

The week will kick off today with a “careers in hospitality” panel, where different alumni from different sectors will talk to students about their career progression and how they can get different opportunities within those companies, according to Lourdes Gomez, assistant director of employer relations.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, will have a “revenue sales and marketing” panel, where students will learn how to land a job within revenue sales, marketing and the hospitality industry.

Thursday, Feb. 8, will be the “largest event of the week,” with a career fair tailored to hospitality companies set to take place throughout the day, according to Gomez.

This career fair will be an opportunity for students to market themselves and network with companies in their field.

“We’re going to have over 40 employers on campus recruiting students for internships, full time and part time jobs,” Gomez said.

Various hotels and restaurants like Southern Glaciers Wine and Spirits, Four Seasons Surfside, SLS Brickell, Marriott International and many others will be in attendance.

Friday’s event will be a behind the scenes tour for the students of the college.

“We’re taking them to the JW Marriott Miami and they’re going to get an exclusive behind the scenes look of the hotel,” Gomez said. “In addition to that, they’re going to be meeting with different representatives from that property and if that position that they’re interested in is open, they’ll be doing interviews on the spot.”

Hotels like Marriott International and Accor will be doing on-campus interviews for internships and manager in training programs. And any student, according to Gomez, that attends the career fair and has a resume with them, if selected, will be interviewed the next day.

Katherine Martin, career development coordinator, said that PAW is a perfect opportunity for this kind of event for their college.

“We wanted to combine it with Panther Alumni Week because we wanted to make sure we got our Alumni back on campus,” Career Development Coordinator Katherine Martin said. “In order to not only show the students this is why they can eventually be once they graduate, but also to provide the opportunity for the students to land a position with an alum and for the alumni to give back to their alma mater.”


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