Career Fair

The Hospitality and Event Management Career Fair is an annual event held in spring. Several businesses representing restaurants, non-commercial foodservice, contract foodservice, hotels/resort, commercial rental, event management, entertainment, distribution/whole sales, country clubs, casinos, and themed parks 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; Business and Communication related majors; 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, practice elevator pitch, research STAR format of responding to behavioral (scenario-type) interview questions, and bring professional copies of their resume printed on resume paper.

Spring 2023 Hospitality and Event Management Career Fair participants:

Hotels, Resorts, & Lodging Related
Restaurants, Dining/Entertainment, Distributors, Residential Onsite Food Service
Country Clubs
Casinos & Gaming
  • JACK Entertainment (Full- and part-time; F&B Supervisor, VLT Supervisor, Grill cook, Casino cashiers, Various F&B positions)
  • MGM Northfield Park (Full- and part-time; Line cook, EVS Attendant, Cage Cashier, Sous chef, Dining Host, Graphic Designer, Security Officer, IT Tech, Facilities Supervisor)
Meeting Planning, Conference Center, and Related Companies
  • Westfield (Full- and part-time; Culinary Intern, Hospitality Intern)
Theme Parks, Shopping/Retail, Others

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