Industry & Employers

Industry & Employers

Industry Partners and Employers did you register to recruit at the spring 2023 Career Fair?

The registration deadline was January 31, 2023.

See below for details.


Thank you to our Career Fair Sponsors

Pegasus Level: Freeman;  Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gold Level: CFHLA; Universal Orlando Resort


Rosen College Spring 2023 Career Fair: Vegas Knights

Employers by Booth Numbers

Exterior Exhibitors 

  1. Westgate Resorts
  2. Crestline Hotels and Resorts
  3. American Hospitality Talent Acquisition
  4. Addison Reserve Country Club
  5. Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa
  6. The St. Joe Company
  7. PRM Hotels
  8. Freeman
  9. Experience Kissimmee
  10. Landry’s
  11. The Breakers
  12. Delaware North
  13. Citrus Club
  14. Puff ‘n Stuff
  15. E & J Gallo Winery
  16. PRA Events
  17. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
  18. Driftwood Hospitality Management
  19. Compass Group
  20. Celebration Restaurant Group
  21. WillWork Global Event Services
  22. Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
  23. Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa
  24. RH
  25. Fun Spot America
  26. Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  27. Guest Services, Inc.
  28. The Club at Ibis
  29. HHM – Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites-Waterpark
  30. Hillstone Restaurant Group
  31. Vista Host
  32. Jason’s Deli
  33. Innisbrook
  34. LCS
  35. Robertson Lodges
  36. Interlachen Country Club
  37. Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
  38. Performance Hospitality
  39. Everwood Hospitality Partners
  40. Little Gem Resorts
  41. LogiPlan USA LLC
  42. Bluegreen Vacations
  43. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  44. Margaritaville Resort Orlando
  45. Paramount Hospitality
  46. Tim Webber Events
  47. Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
  48. Pinstripes
  49. Wyndham Destinations
  50. Republic National Distributing Company
  51. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  52. Walt Disney World
  53. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  54. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
  55. Crayola Experience
  56. Sodexo Live!
  57. Hotel Equities
  58. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress/ Hyatt KPMG Lakehouse
  59. The Boca Raton
  60. Aramark
  61. The Curtis Hotel – Hilton Denver, CO
  62. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  63. Hilton Worldwide
  64. Hilton Orlando
  65. Hilton Grand Vacations
  66. 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  67. *TBD
  68. Drury Hotels
  69. Hello! Florida
  70. Busch Gardens
  71. SeaWorld
  72. Entertainment Technology Partners/LMG
  73. Southern Hospitality Internship Program
  74. Visit Orlando

 Interior Exhibitors 
Disney Dining Room

  1. Melia Orlando Celebration Hotel
  2. IMCMV – Margaritaville
  3. Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  4. Marriott Vacation Worldwide – Marketing and Sales Division
  5. Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel
  6. Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  7. Encore
  8. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
  9. Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
  10. Royal Caribbean International
  11. Rosen Hotels & Resorts
  12. Breakthru Beverage
  13. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
  14. The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
  15. Booster
  16. White Lodging
  17. Streamsong Resort
  18. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
  19. Ocean Reef Club
  20. Ocean Properties Hotels Resorts & Affiliates
  21. Universal Orlando Resort
  22. Marriott International
  23. Gaylord Palms
  24. Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
  25. Hyatt Hotels – Lake Tahoe
  26. Hyatt Hotel Corporation

Interior Exhibitors 
Hall of Fame

  1. Red Lobster
  2. The Little Nell
  3. Venus Legend Corporation
  4. United Airlines
  5. Creative Group
  6. Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
  7. Mandarin Oriental, Miami
  8. Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
  9. Evermore Orlando Resort

For information about our twice a year career fairs contact: Heather Pfingston, Assistant Director, Employer Relations, UCF Career Services at (407) 903-8077 or email Thank  you for your continued support of the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management!



Sponsorship Opportunities

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is pleased to offer engagement opportunities for companies and employers through sponsorship of its biannual Career Fair. Partner with the college to build brand awareness on campus and engage with talented students and alumni. Enhance your recruitment efforts today via a sponsorship.

For complete information about sponsorship opportunities, please download our Career Fair Sponsorship Opportunities brochure for 2022-23.  Click on the image for a PDF.Career Fair Annual Employer Sponsorship Opportunities

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is proud to be a leader in partnering with industry. A corporate partnership is a powerful way to support the college’s mission of developing future generations of global hospitality and tourism leaders representing all industry segments. To learn more about how your company can create a custom and strategic partnership with the college, contact Marcela DeFaria at

Visitor Parking

When you visit our campus, we invite you to pay for your parking online via the UCF Parking Portal. When you purchase through the portal, the permit is virtual. Your license plate will serve as your parking permit.  Visitors have the choice of two types of Daily permits:

Daily Permit:

    • $5 Pass Expires at 11:59 PM
    • $8 Pass Expires 24 hours from time of purchase

Once you purchase a Daily Virtual Permit,  you may park in any available parking space located in the “D” Parking Lot.  The “D” parking area is denoted with a green sign.

If you are visiting the UCF main campus, UCF Downtown and Rosen College on the same day, you only have to purchase the daily virtual permit once.

Tabling at Rosen College

Build brand recognition by hosting an information table at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management to increase visibility for your company and talk to students between classes about your internship and job opportunities!

During the first and second week of classes, we offer tabling Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for up to five (5) employers. 

Normal Tabling Schedule

Tabling is conducted outside in Rosen College Courtyard
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UCF Rosen College can host up to three (3) employers for tabling at a time.

In order to continue supporting our students and College, recruitment tabling will come with a fee as of the Fall 2023 semester.  For additional info, please contact Marcela DeFaria, Director of Development, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

SPOTLIGHT TABLING is tabling for only one employer on that day (subject to date availability). Tabling is offered on a first come first served basis.

One table and two chairs are provided. Please bring a company tablecloth and other career-related materials and brochures to share with the students. No linen is provided, you must bring your own.

To submit a tabling request click HERE.

*Unavailable Dates*
August 22, 2023
September 13, 2023
October 11, 2023
October 24, 2023
October 25, 2023

Review the academic calendar for our spring semester dates. We do not table during the summer semesters.

*Thank you for your interest in recruiting UCF students. UCF is continuing communication, coordination and planning using updated guidance from our state and federal health partners. For the latest information, please visit our website, 


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 .

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!

Thank you to everyone who attended and recruited at the fall 2022 Career Fair!

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

Thank you to our Career Fair Sponsors: Freeman, Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Universal Orlando Resort.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!
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

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