The School of Hospitality Leadership Hosts Another Successful Career Fair

The annual SHL Career Fair introduces hundreds of students to numerous businesses in the hospitality management market.

The School of Hospitality Leadership (SHL) hosted its annual career fair Feb. 6, 2018.

Thirty-six companies with more than 70 recruiters engaged with students, distributed information and scheduled interviews. The companies were and are hiring for internships and entry-level management positions.

This successful career fair is one reason the SHL continues to boast a 100 percent placement rate. The companies attending included:

  • Aramark
  • Beacon IMG, Inc – Hyatt & Hilton Hotels
  • Biltmore Estate
  • BPR Properties – Residence Inn Greenville
  • Carolina Country Club
  • COB Graduate Programs
  • Compass Group
  • Concord Hospitality Enterprises
  • Coral Bay Club
  • Corolla Classic Vacations and Hatteras Realty Outer Banks: Wyndham
  • Courtyard by Marriott – Poteat Hospitality
  • Daly Seven
  • Ecolab
  • Equipment Plus
  • First Carolina Management
  • First Flight Rentals – MPF Investments
  • Golden Corral Corp.
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Outer Banks Corolla
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Hilton North Raleigh
  • Hope Valley Country Club
  • J. Alexander’s Restaurant
  • King’s Dominion
  • Marriott International
  • Parks Hospitality Group
  • Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
  • Prime Investments – Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn
  • Sanderling Resort
  • Siena Hotel
  • Summit Hospitality Group LTD
  • The Bald Head Island Club
  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa
  • Twiddy & Co.
  • Waffle House
  • Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
  • Winwood Hospitality Group

Amber Clawson

Amber Dyanne Clawson was one of the many students who attended this year’s career fair. Clawson, a junior in hospitality leadership, is hoping to pursue a career in club management. At the fair, she also was hoping to network with different companies in the hospitality field.

“I believe it is important to practice communicating with professionals before graduation, so one is not completely blindsided walking into the “real world” after graduation,” said Clawson.

Sarah Myers, recruiting coordinator for Wyndham Vacation Rentals, said she was pleased with the quality of the students and the turnout. “I have a large number of resumes to sift through and that has made me a happy camper.”

Maria McKown, human resources coordinator for Carolina Country Club, said, “The students at ECU never cease to impress. We look forward to seeing them every year.”

According to Dr. Bob O’Halloran, SHL director, “we are already planning for next year’s event!”

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