10,000 Students Served by Leadership Development Workshops

The Leadership Development Workshops Series (LDWS) reached a milestone during the Spring 2019 semester with over 10,000 students in attendance since its inception in the Spring 2017 semester.  The series was created using direct feedback from employers with the goals to educate, mentor, and develop students into marketable and hireable leaders in their chosen career […]


A Hot Summer Partnership: Kyung Hee University and Rosen College

Once again, Rosen College of Hospitality Management is hosting students from South Korea for a month-long summer seminar program. Ninteen students from Kyung Hee University (KHU) will live on campus and take courses until their departure on Saturday, August 3. The classes are seminars, four in total with a different focus each week. They include: […]


Disney Cohort Wraps 10th Successful Year

Five months flew by as 35 Disney Cohort students wrapped up their time studying at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and working at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks & Resorts. A graduation ceremony was held on June 12 that celebrated accomplishments and milestones. The 35 students arrived on January 22, 2019:  20 from […]


Journey to Japan

International Internships in hospitality and tourism set Rosen College of Hospitality Management apart from other colleges and universities that teach similar courses and have similar degree programs. Dr. Tad Hara started the conversation of paid internships for Rosen College students many years ago. He cultivated relationships with the Japanese Ministry and Japan Hoteliers, forging a […]


A Great Success: 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies

The inaugural International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies recently wrapped up at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management with great success. Jointly organized by the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), The Smart Conference took place in Orlando, […]


Entrepreneurship Competition Marks its 4th Year

They polished their presentations. They practiced who would speak first and present which portion of their venture. When it was all said and done the winner of the 4th Rosen College of Hospitality Management Entrepreneurship Competition was…Venture Hostels, Brittany Cole and Bryson Cole, a sister-brother pair who presented on a hostel concept that could work […]


Rosen College, embraced the national Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted its third annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day  on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children from age 18 months   to mid teens began the day with a continental breakfast in the Disney Dining Room. The meal was prepared by Rosen College Event staff and while they […]


Spring Research: Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies

During the spring 2019 semester at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies offered  several Research Colloquiums and a presentation from its Research Scholar Series. UCF Rosen College/Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Colloquium presentations are scheduled four times per semester on Friday afternoons, usually the first Friday of […]


Another Success: The 2019 Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum

On March 29, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management  hosted the 3rd biannual Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum (WHLF), themed “A New Era of Inclusion: Performance Driven”. The forum was organized through collective efforts of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH), a professional student organization and Rosen College faculty and staff. The forum […]


Rosen College Dean’s Star Award – Jessica Wickey

On April 5, 2019, Dean Youchneg Wang presented the third Rosen College Dean’s Star Award to Jessica Wickey, Program Director for Rosen College Internships.  Jessica is a UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumna, graduating with her Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2013. Ms. Wickey has 25 years of experience in the hospitality […]