Industry Partners & Employers
Read the Spring 2021 Employer Newsletter for the latest information on recruitment and career services events.
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management resumed tabling, workshops, and employer engagement on campus in January 2021.
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 Courtney Pelfrey at Courtney.Pelfrey@ucf.edu
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.
Thank you for your continued support of UCF Rosen College students. During this period of dynamic change and unprecedented challenge, 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
Develop and promote your virtual events to our students, graduates and alumni at the UCF Rosen College. Schedule a meeting with Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at Courtney.Pelfrey@ucf.edu to discuss dates and strategies.
Not ready to recruit? That’s OK! We are here whenever you are ready!
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.
For additional Handshake or general recruitment please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at Courtney.Pelfrey@ucf.edu.
Connect with UCF Career Services at Rosen College
For additional questions or information, please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at Courtney.Pelfrey@ucf.edu.
A Student/Industry Partnership
Leadership Development Series
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.
Click HERE to see the schedule we shared for the Spring 2020 Leadership, Professional Development and Job Search Workshops.
|Previous Topics include:
||Previous Industry Facilitators for the Workshops include:
If interested, please email Program Director, Jessica Wickey-Byrd to be a part of our Leadership Development Series at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
**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**
Would you like to participate in
our bi-annual Career Fair?
Career Fair Information
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 please reach out to Courtney Pelfrey at Courtney.Pelfrey@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.
For more information about Career Services, please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at Courtney.Pelfrey@ucf.edu
Thank you to the 2021 Spring Virtual Career Fair Employers!
|St Joe Club Hospitality|
|Hershey Entertainment & Resorts|
|The Breakers Palm Beach|
|Marriott Vacations Worldwide|
|E. & J. Gallo Winery|
|Kiawah Island Golf Resort|
|The Little Nell|
|Hillstone Restaurant Group|
|Bar Harbor Hampton by Hilton|
|Pursuit – Glacier Park Collection|
|TLC Family Of Camps|
|Atria Senior Living|
|Northwestern Mutual Greater Orlando|
|Loews Miami Beach Hotel|
|Melia Orlando Celebration|
|Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort|
|THE WENDY’S COMPANY|
|Republic National Distributing|
|NorthStar Memorial Group|
|Hyatt Hotel Corporation|
|White Lodging Services|
|Shore Lodge Whitetail Club|
|Paramount Hospitality Management|
|Integral Senior Living|
|Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort|
*List of employers subject to change
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!
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.