Industry & Employers

Industry & Employers

Save the Date:

The spring 2021 Career Fair is Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Watch for Info!

Industry Partners & Employers

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is cancelling all upcoming events, including tabling, workshops, and employer engagement on campus until further notice.

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-Byrd, Jessica.wickey@ucf.edu, Program Director, Rosen Professional Internships

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Stay Connected

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

Although all in-person recruiting activities are currently postponed until further notice, we 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

Recruitment Consultation

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!

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

 

Employer/Industry Partner 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.

 

On Campus Tabling Requests

Important Message: UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is cancelling all upcoming events, including tabling, workshops, and employer engagement on campus until further notice.

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

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 Look Back!

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!

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.

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:

    • 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-Byrd to be a part of our Leadership Development Series at Jessica.wickey@ucf.edu

**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**

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 danielle.orchard@ucf.edu or 407.903.8249.