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Rosen College Career Fair lets students kick-off their futures


October 20, 2017

Every square foot of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s breezeway will be filled with booths and employers when the Rosen College Career Fair kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The twice a year career fair gives rookies in the hospitality industry and opportunity to join the big leagues as employers recruit on-site. This is a student-operated, professor-supervised event.

Hopeful draft picks will come professionally dressed, with portfolios in hand to hold resumes, cover letters, business cards and certificates for awards. The Career Fair is open to Rosen College students and alumni, and for some this is signing day, the moment they find their dream career with the perfect employer. Among the employers at the career fair are hoteliers like The Breakers, Marriott Corporation, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, restaurant groups like Cracker Barrel, 4Rivers Smokehouse, Landry’s and Red Lobster. And let’s not forget the theme parks; the Walt Disney Company, Merlin Entertainment and Universal Orlando, come to campus to recruit the best for their teams.

“The Rosen College Career Fair allows our students to see what’s out there for them in hospitality; entertainment, event management, healthcare, travel and tourism, beverages and spirits, even the airlines and cruise industry often want a coveted place at this event,” said Dr. Michelle Holm, the lecturer for the Career Fair class of students who conceive and execute the event. “We fully prep our students so that when they get that job, long-term placement and advancement is in their future.”

Upon graduation, 97 percent of all Rosen College students have secured employment. The Career Fair begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, on the UCF Rosen College campus at 9907 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819 Career Fairs are held twice a year in the spring and fall so that graduating seniors, and other ambitious students, can plot their career moves before the semester ends.


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