Industry & Employers

Industry & Employers

Save the Date:

The fall 2021 Career Fair will be in-person on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

There will be a virtual career fair on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Get Ready for the Career Fair Fall 2021

Dear Employer Partners:

The University of Central Florida (UCF)’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management and UCF Career Services are pleased to invite you to recruit at the Fall 2021 Rosen Career Fair. This event will be held in person on October 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and virtually on October 28, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In the past, our career fair has attracted over 95 employers and over 900 students and alumni seeking full-time, professional positions.

  • Wednesday, October 27 from 10a-2p EST: In Person Career Fair (Exterior Booths Only – Spots are Limited)
  • Thursday, October 28 from 10a-2p EST: Virtual Career Fair via Career Fair Plus

 Career Fair Plus Virtual Career Fair App

UCF Career Services and Rosen College have once again partnered with Career Fair Plus to help manage this hybrid event. All online employer registrations must be submitted via Qualtrics, approved, and paid in Eventbrite using the registration information below. In your registration, you will indicate whether you plan to attend the in person day, the virtual day, or both days.

Once your registration has been approved and paid for, you will receive additional instructions/tutorials via email from Career Fair Plus on how to setup and manage the recruitment process virtually if you’re attending the virtual day (i.e. How to setup rooms, video, chat, load documents, etc.) before and during the event.

Registration Deadlines for the Career Fair: October 15, 2021

Registration Fees:  

  • IN PERSON Standard registration fee: $425.00 (includes Eventbrite fee) + 6.5% sales tax
  • VIRTUAL Standard registration fee: $350.00 (includes Eventbrite fee) + 6.5% sales tax
  • BOTH Standard registration fee: $600.00 (includes Eventbrite fee) + 6.5% sales tax

Refund Request Deadline: September 28, 2021*

*Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled at any time are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after September 28, 2021 will not be refunded.

 Registration & Payment Policy

Payments are due at the time your registration is approved/invoiced by Eventbrite. Failure to provide payment will cause those with unpaid balances to be cancelled from the event list.

To ensure your participation and inclusion in all related publicity, please submit your online registration by the registration deadline. Changes to your registration must be submitted in writing to no later than October 15. No changes will be made after this date.

To reserve your space, please complete your online registration through this Qualtrics form.

We look forward to having your organization participate in the 2021 Fall Rosen Career Fair. We will do our best to ensure that your participation will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.


Rosen Career Fair Team

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).

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 .

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

Keeping our UCF community safe and informed is our top priority. Though on-campus recruitment has resumed we will be maintaining physical distancing protocols. wearing face-coverings and sanitizing our hands frequently. 


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. During this period of dynamic change and unprecedented challenges, our students, faculty, and staff members keep Charging On.

Virtual Events & Recruitment

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 alternative 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 .

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

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.

Fall 2021 Leadership Workshop Series

If interested in participating in a Leadership Workshop, please email Internship Program Director, Jessica Wickey, at

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

Click HERE to see the schedule we shared for the Spring 2020 Leadership, Professional Development and Job Search Workshops.


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 to document handicapped accessible hospitality and tourism venues in Central Florida. Take a look at their work.

Thank you to the 2021 Spring Virtual Career Fair Employers!   

Atria Senior Living Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Bar Harbor Hampton by Hilton Marriott International
Bluegreen Vacations Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Buckeye International Melia Orlando Celebration
Cedar Point NorthStar Memorial Group
Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort Northwestern Mutual Greater Orlando
Drury Hotels Paramount Hospitality Management
E. & J. Gallo Winery Pursuit – Glacier Park Collection
Enterprise Holdings Republic National Distributing
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Shore Lodge Whitetail Club
Greystar St Joe Club Hospitality
Gringos Locos The Breakers Palm Beach
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts The Little Nell
Highgate Hotels TLC Family Of Camps
Hillstone Restaurant Group Troon Golf
Hyatt Hotel Corporation Venue 1902
Integral Senior Living WESS
Jason’s Deli White Lodging Services
Kiawah Island Golf Resort


A Look Back!

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.


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.


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!