The Hospitality and Event Management Career Fair is an annual event held in spring. Several businesses representing restaurants, non-commercial foodservice, contract foodservice, hotels, event management, country clubs, and casinos attend this popular event. Companies are looking to fill full- and part-time positions, seasonal positions, internships, and supervisory and management positions.

This event is open to Hospitality and Event Management majors, minors and alumni; Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management majors; Sport Administration majors; Event Planning minors; and graduate students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Kent State University. Business professional attire is required for all attendees. Participants are also strongly encouraged to research the companies in advance, engage in mock interviews, research STAR format of responding to behavioral (scenario-type) interview questions, and bring professional copies of their resume printed on resume paper.

Spring 2022 Hospitality and Event Management Career Fair participants:

Hotels & Lodging

Restaurants & Catering

Country Clubs

Casinos & Gaming

Food Service Provider and Distributor

  • Gordon Food Service (Outside sales associate, insides sales associate, entry level retail manager, retail team leads, entry level retail positions, entry level operation positions (supply chain), entry level training coordinator, marketing support roles)

Meeting Planning Companies

  • Event Source (Front line, sales, operations positions)
  • Maritz Global Events (Registration coordinator, housing coordinator, sourcing specialist)
  • Joe Mineo Creative (Summer internship in events office, summer internship in prep and production department, part-time and full-time in prep and production, fall semester internship/in-semester position in events office, fall semester internship/in-semester position in prep and production department)

Shopping/Retail, Theme Parks, Other

Please also check out other companies that may not be at the career fair but are active in recruiting:

Any questions? Please contact Ning-Kuang Chuang nchuang@kent.edu