Destinations Career Fair has job opportunities for students of all majors and years. With recruiters from hotels, restaurants, property management, real estate, country clubs, and more you will be sure to find something for you.
“You get a lot of great exposure, you get to meet a lot of great people, and you get to meet a lot of people that come back for information sessions and panels. It’s one extra chance to meet these guys that one day may offer you a job” added Adam Malinchak.
The Hospitality and Tourism World is a small one so it’s important to network! The people you meet at Destinations may know of someone or an opportunity that helps you in the future.
“It’s a great way to expand your network and connect with recruiters, especially with the ambassador program for Destinations. They are the point of contact for a specific company, they answer all the questions, and that gives them the upper hand once they get to the career fair they already have that connection” said Nikki Strickland.
- Practice Your Pitch
If you are an underclassmen or not looking for a job yet, it is still a great opportunity to attend the career fair now! Destinations is a smaller career fair filled with friendly hospitality recruiters who can’t wait to talk to you. Use this time to test out your elevator speech so you’ll have it down when you really need it. Then, by the time you are looking for that field study or first job, the recruiters know you by name!
“Even if you’re not looking for a job, you really build up your confidence as you talk to [the recruiters]” according to Becky Sutherland.
- Help Narrow Down Your Options
If you’re unsure of whether you want to work in hotels, events, or food and beverage, use the career fair as a way to explore careers. Speak to the recruiters about their companies and you may find an area that sparks your interest.
“Before Destinations, I wasn’t quite sold on any of the companies, but Bozzuto had a lot of great opportunities [at Destinations] and really stood out to me” said Emily Maier.
- Discover a New Major
If your major is undecided, business undecided, or you just want to explore more options, Destinations is a great way to learn about majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. All majors and years are welcome to attend!