Industry & Employers

Industry & Employers

Industry Partners

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is cancelling all upcoming events, including tabling, workshops, and employer engagement on campus until March 29, 2020 (unless further instructed), returning to campus on March 30, 2020.

Keeping our UCF community safe and informed is our top priority. UCF, and all universities in the State University System, are taking precautions to help minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. We know that social distancing is one of the key ways we can help protect the health of our community, and to this end, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our upcoming events.  While this news is disappointing, our primary concern is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students, employees and community. We did not make this decision lightly, as we recognize the preparation already invested into these events and the educational value of the students’ engagement with you all. However, this altered schedule allows everyone to focus on individual health and the welfare of the community at-large. Please feel free to reach out to me via my email with any questions or to reschedule your recruitment. If you would like to speak on the phone, email me and I will respond with my cell number.

Jessica Wickey

Program Director, Rosen Professional Internships



Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
: UCF Rosen College Courtyard and Disney Dining Room
Pricing: Interior Booth Package- $505 (plus 6.5% tax); Exterior Booth Package- $425 (plus 6.5% tax); Additional Representatives- $30 per representative

Industry partners and employers who with to apply to attend, please complete the following form: Spring 2020 UCF Rosen Career Fair Application. The application will close January 31st at 4 p.m.

Information: 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.  We have space available in both  the Disney Dining Room and space outside in the courtyard.

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosts two hospitality career fairs each year, in the fall and spring.

For more information about the upcoming fair please reach out to Sheila Perez at

Please uninstall the old Career Fair Plus App and download the new one. This will provide an application that is compatable with mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers.

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Employer/Industry Partner Information

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosts two hospitality career fairs each year, in the fall and spring.  The date of the Spring Career Fair is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courtyard and Disney Dining Room. Watch for registration information.

Information: The career fair typically attracts more than 90 hospitality and tourism specific employers and 800+ Rosen College students and alumni seeking internship, full-time, and part-time opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, events and senior living industry.

A Look Back!

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.

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!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the November 8, 2018, Fall Rosen College Career Fair. More than 800 students attended to meet with 95 employers. Photos from the Fall Rosen College Career Fair held on November 8, 2018, may be found HERE!

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

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

For more information about Career Services, please contact Sheila Perez Vargas, Interim Assistant Director – Employer Relations, UCF Career Services at  or call 407.903.8077.

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.

Full Time and Part Time Opportunities:

If you are an employer and would like to post positions for UCF Rosen College students, please use our new system Handshake to do so.
Handshake Recruitment Database

  1. Handshake – a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake is our interactive database that allows employers to connect with UCF students and alumni. You can post your full-time and/or part time positions. We ask that you create an account in our new system! Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes.
  2. Review and accept or decline our terms and conditions.
  3. Click this link. This will automatically generate an approval connection request for us!
  4. Log into Handshake or click Sign up for an Account.

Want more information or guidance on the system? Visit Handshake’s Employer Site.

Once positions are posted, Career Services advertises them to students, graduates, and alumni through a weekly newsletter.

Advertise Internship Opportunities to Rosen College students:

Employers are able to reach Rosen College students with internship-eligible positions by submitting an internship opportunity by clicking HERE. Please note that all internship eligible positions must offer a Minimum of 256 hours per semester of hospitality experience to our students while compensating the student intern at least $8.46/hour. Please do not hesitate to contact Gisele Canova, Jessica Wickey or David Wixted with any questions.  For Hospitality Specific Industry Internship Jobs Post Here!

To Post One-time Events and/or Volunteer Opportunities:

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management advertises opportunities to the students to assist them in expanding their experiences and resume in a weekly email of one-time events and volunteer opportunities.

We welcome employers, professional organizations, non-profits, and established companies to submit their one-time event and volunteer opportunities to be included in this email. To post an opportunity please click here.

Please note the following:

  • We can only advertise these opportunities; we are unable to facilitate the coordination of the staffing of events and opportunities
  • Paid opportunities will generally receive more interest than unpaid opportunities
  • We will continue to advertise your opportunity until the application deadline indicated or until you find the number of students you are seeking (whichever comes first)
  • UCF Rosen College Career Services reserves the right to refuse opportunities that are not in consonance with the principles of the University of Central Florida and the Rosen College

Please reach out to Gisele Canova at with any questions.

Do you want to recruit at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management?

We invite hospitality employer partners to recruitment on campus throughout each academic semester, depending on availability.

Tabling Request

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 up to three (3) employers for tabling at a time.  SPOTLIGHT TABLING is for only one employer tabling on that particular day (subject to date availability).

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 Sheila Perez

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

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

Leadership Development Series

Spring 2020 Leadership. Professional Development and Job Search Workshops: Click HERE for the schedule!

Developed in the Spring of 2017, the Leadership Development 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 Development 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.

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

If interested, please email Program Director, Jessica Wickey to be a part of our Leadership Development Series at

**Workshops are held in the Darden Auditorium, Room 101, on the Rosen College campus during the months of February, March, September and October on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00-8:45 a.m. The auditorium is equipped with presentation technology**

Connect with UCF Career Services at Rosen College

For additional questions or information, please contact Sheila Perez Vargas, Assistant Director – Employer Relations, UCF Career Services at  or call 407.903.8077.

Support Education
Scholarships and Academic Initiatives

Would you like to learn more about supporting hospitality management education through scholarships and/or academic initiatives?

Click here for more information or contact Danielle Orchard, Director of Development, at or 407.903.8249.