Industry & Employers

Industry & Employers

Industry Partners/Employers Career Fair Fall 2022

Save the dates for the fall 2022 Career Fair

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, in-person career fair 
  • Thursday, October 27. 2022, virtual career fair.

For information contact: Heather Pfingston, Assistant Director, Employer Relations, UCF Career Services at (407) 903-8077 or email Heather.Pfingston@ucf.edu

We look forward to your participation in the fair and your continued support of the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management!

Tabling at Rosen College

Build brand recognition by hosting an information table at the UCF Rosen College to increase visibility for your company and talk to students between classes about your internship and job opportunities!  Tabling is conducted outside in Rosen College Courtyard (covered breezeway area) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. UCF Rosen College can host three to five (3 – 5) employers for tabling at a time.  SPOTLIGHT TABLING is for only one employer tabling on that particular day (subject to date availability).

Starting with the fall 2022 semester, we will only offer tabling on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you for your understanding.

To submit a tabling request click HERE.

Once we have received the request a representative from our Events Team will reach out to confirm your scheduled date. For additional information and questions please contact Jessica Wickey at Jessica.Wickey@ucf.edu .

For more information on engagement opportunities read THIS.

Please note the following:

  • Forms are due at least ten (10) business days before the requested date to provide time to promote to students
  • We provide a table and two chairs.  Please bring a company tablecloth and other career related material to share with the students
  • Your tabling request will be processed in 2-4 business days
  • Cancellations must be communicated no less than three (3) days before the scheduled tabling date

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Sharing Career Information

Rosen College is proud to partner with employers and organizations to prepare the future leaders of the hospitality industry. Please take a moment to review the various ways we can work together and connect you with our outstanding students.

Post Internship, Full-Time, or Part-Time Opportunity: Utilize our online recruiting tool, Handshake, to post opportunities for Rosen College students and alumni. If you are already using Handshake as part of your recruitment efforts, please add University of Central Florida to your list of schools. If you are not already using Handshake, please visit UCF Career Services website for detailed instruction on creating an account.

Once approved, you will then be able to upload any job and internship postings where our students can access them and apply.

When posting a position please ensure that under “Major Category” you are selecting “Choose a specific major by school” and select our Rosen College specific majors for best posting visibility by our students and alumni.

For a reminder of what majors are currently offered please visit Rosen College Degree Programs.

Stay Connected

Thank you for your continued support of UCF Rosen College students. While in-person recruitment events resumed in January 2021, we do welcome employers to continue to connect with UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management students virtually.

Here are some options:

  • Virtual Webinars and Information Sessions
  • Virtual Networking & Q&A Sessions
  • Job Postings
  • Virtual Recruiting

Support Education
Scholarships and Academic Initiatives

Want to learn more about supporting hospitality management education through scholarships and/or academic initiatives? Click here for more information.

Would you like to participate in
our bi-annual Career Fair?

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosts two hospitality career fairs each year, in the fall and spring.  This career fair typically attracts over 95 hospitality, events, entertainment, attractions and tourism specific employers and over 900 UCF Rosen students and alumni seeking internship, full time, and part time opportunities in the hospitality industry. For more information about the career fair, email rosencareerfair@ucf.edu .

If you would like to sign up to receive announcements regarding the career fairs and updates from UCF Rosen College please click here.

A Look Back!

A HUGE special thank you to everyone, who joined us for Knights, Camera, Action!, the spring 2022 career fair on March 16, 2022, in-person and March 17, 2022, virtually via Zuddl! You can see an album of photos from career fair HERE!

Thank you to our Industry Partners and Employers from around the globe who joined us for the two days of the fall 2021 Career Fair, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, and Thursday, October 28, 2021.

You can see photos from the Fall 2021 Career Fair Rosen College Knights Take Flight in the Facebook album.

Students and Alumni, if you attended the career fair and took a headshot, you may find them through this Dropbox link.

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Thank you to the industry partners who participated in the spring 2021 Career Fair. Our second virtual career fair was a success with more than 750 students and alumni in attendance virtually and 40 employers conducting interviews for jobs and internships.

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Thank you to the industry partners who participated in the fall 2020 Career Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Our first virtual career fair was a success with more than 600 students and alumni in attendance virtually and 25 employers conducting interviews for jobs and internships.

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Thank you to all our industry partners and employers who attended the March 5, 2020, Spring Career Fair. A photo album from Career Fair is available on the UCF Rosen College Facebook page. Share the memories.

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Thank you to all our industry partners and employers who attended the November 14, 2019, fall Career Fair fall. We were ready to launch our careers and you helped us blast off and set the course to our futures. A photo album from Career Fair is available on the UCF Rosen College Facebook page. Share the memories.

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Thank you to all the industry partners and employers who attended the spring Illuminate the Knight Rosen College Career Fair on March 7, 2019. More than 1,000 students met with 95 employers. Take a look at some photos from the event in the Facebook Album!

Leadership Workshop Series

Developed in the Spring of 2017, the Leadership Workshop Series is a series offered to all internship students. We created this series to develop our students into effective leaders, and more marketable candidates. After analyzing employer’s feedback, we took the constructive comments and created topics to address the areas of improvement. Industry partners facilitate a 45 minute workshop on various topics. So far, the series has been a phenomenal success! We have mentored over 10,000 students with the collective efforts of our industry partners!

Each Leadership Workshop starts with a brief introduction of your career path, followed by your presentation on a leadership topic, ending in Q&A with the students. The workshops are mandatory for all internship students (they must attend 2 workshops per semester), as well as open to all current students and alumni.

If interested in participating in a Leadership Workshop, please email Internship Program Director, Jessica Wickey, at Jessica.wickey@ucf.edu.

**Workshops are held in the Darden Auditorium, Room 101, on the Rosen College campus. The auditorium is equipped with presentation technology**

 

Previous Topics include:

    • Personal Branding – Who AM I?
    • Characteristics of a Leader
    • How to be Successful in the Entertainment Industry
    • Sports Entertainment and Success
    • Loyalty to your Employer – Longevity for YOUR Career
    • Accountability in the Workplace – Own YOUR Mistakes
    • Safety Leadership: Risk Management in Theme Parks
    • Networking, Utilizing Social Media and Professional Associations
    • Multi-generations in the Workplace
    • Talent Development and Music Distribution
    • Cruise Industry: The Nomadic Life of Choosing a Seagoing Lifestyle
    • Professionalism, including Attire, Communication, Time Management and Social Media
    • Professional Development – FIVE Year strategic plan; do you have one?
    • Employer panels for Entertainment Management, Event Management, Lodging, Restaurants, Theme Parks
    • Interviewing and Preparation, Choosing the Right Candidate and Salary Negotiation
    • Leadership and Professional Development – What is my Elevator speech?
    • Managing Change in Myself and Others
    • Leading is NOT Managing
    • Setting Expectations and Delivering Feedback
    • Relocation and Recruitment: How being Mobile Can Drive YOUR Career
    • Empathy in the Workplace
Previous Industry Facilitators for the Workshops include:

    • Amazon Restaurants
    • American Traveler
    • ARDA
    • AT&T
    • Axis Events
    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • Chick-Fil-A
    • CW Hotels
    • Drury Hotels
    • Edgefactory
    • Entertainment Technology Partners
    • Herschend Family Entertainment
    • Hilton Worldwide
    • Holland America Cruise Lines
    • Integrated Insight
    • Kennedy Space Center
    • Loews Hotels
    • Marriott Vacations Worldwide
    • Merlin Entertainment
    • Orange County Convention Center
    • Orlando Magic
    • Parallon
    • Red Lobster
    • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    • SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
    • Seminole County Tourism
    • Staying Sain
    • Tavistock
    • The Breakers Palm Beach
    • Walt Disney World
    • Westgate Resorts

 

 

A Student/Industry Partnership

Rosen College students have partnered with wheelchairjimmy.com to document handicapped accessible hospitality and tourism venues in Central Florida. Take a look at their work.