Career Fair | Kent State University

The Hospitality 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 Management majors and minors and alumni, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management majors, Sport Administration majors, Event Planning minors, and graduate students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management at Kent State University.

The Spring 2017 Hospitality Management Career Fair was held on Monday, March 13th in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at Kent State University, Kent Campus, from 1 - 4 p.m.  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.

The list of companies attending the spring 2017 Hospitality Management Career Fair is below.  

Hotels & Resorts

Aloft Cleveland Downtown (Looking to fill frontline and management positions)
Buffalo Lodging Associates (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Drury Hotels (Looking to fill internship and manager-in-training positions)
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center (Looking to fill summer and fall internships and management positions)
Riley Hotel Group - Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center (Looking to fill frontline in front desk, banquets, housekeeping, and management positions)
Tharaldson Hospitality Management (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
TMI Hospitality (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Marriott International (Interviewing for Marriott's Voyage Manager-in-Training program and corporate Marriott internships.  Sign up for interviews in advance)
MRN Ltd. (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Westfield Hospitality (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
White Lodging (Looking to fill internship positions)

Restaurants, GOURMET MARKETS, contract FOODservice, Food DISTRIBUTION, FOOD EQUIPMENT

Aladdin's Eatery (Looking to fill frontline and management positions)
Bon Appetit (Looking to fill manager-in-training positions)
Boardwalk Family of Restaurants (Looking to fill seasonal, non-management positions in front-of-house, back-of-house, and retail)
Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group 
(Looking to fill internship and management positions)
Chartwells (Part of Compass Group USA) (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions in culinary, nutrition, dietician, marketing, accounting, finance, and management)
Cleats Club Seat Grille (Looking to fill frontline positions - Line Cooks/Prep Cooks/Dishwashers and entry level management positions)
The Crew's Nest (Looking to hire Servers, Bartenders, Cooks/Prep and line, and Lifeguards)
Hudson's on the Green (Looking to fill frontline positions)
Ichor Restaurant Group (Old Caroling BBQ Co.) (Looking to fill frontline and management positions)
Marigold Catering 
(Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
MRN Ltd. (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Mustard Seed Health Food Market, Inc. (Looking to fill frontline and management positions)
Northern Haserot  (Looking to fill internship and sales positions)
Pinstripes (Looking to fill internship and management positions)
TriMark SS Kemp (Looking to fill positions in 
Customer Service, Chain Account Representatives, and chain job coordinators positions)
University Dining Services (Looking to fill positions in food service management and marketing internships)

Private Clubs

Beechmont Country Club (Looking to fill an manager-in-training position)
Brookside Country Club (Looking to fill frontline positions)
Catawba Island Club (Looking to fill a back-of-house internship)
The Cleveland Yachting Club (Looking to fill internship and management positions)
Congress Lake Club (Looking to fill frontline positions in the kitchen and outside golf services and internships)
Mayfiled Sand Ridge Club 
(Looking to fill frontline and internships.  Also looking to fill a Marketing Membership position)
Portage Country Club (Looking to fill frontline and internship positions)
Signature of Solon Country Club (Looking to fill frontline positions - banquet servers, banquet bartenders, club servers, and Housemen (set-up))
Shaker Heights Country Club (Looking to fill frontline and internship positions)
Shoreby Club (Looking to fill frontline positions (servers, bussers, bartenders), internship, and management positions)
Westfield Group (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)

Event Management

Experient (Looking to fill the position of Registration Coordinator and Concessions Coordinator)
Marigold Catering (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)
Westfield Hospitality (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and management positions)

CASINO

Hard Rock Rocksino

SPORT FOODSERVICE

Cleveland Browns Hospitality Group (Looking to fill frontline, internship, and lead supervisor positions)

RESTAURANT HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION

Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Charleston Area Hospitality Association (Looking to fill frontline and management positions in South Carolina)