The Collins College of Hospitality Management and the Cal Poly Pomona Career Center will host the 18th annual 2011 Hospitality Career Expo on Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The expo is the college’s largest one-day event for students and alumni to gain exposure to numerous hospitality companies. The expo will take place at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.
This career fair is limited to 55 leading companies in the hospitality industry. This expo can be quite popular and space is limited.
Early-bird registration ends Jan. 20. Once the early-bird registration deadline passes, the cost will increase from $375 ($200 for government/non-profit organizations) to $425 ($250 for government/non-profit organizations).
For more details, please contact Ann Lara, Career Services Coordinator at The Collins College and Cal Poly Pomona Career Center, at (909) 869-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several upcoming events that will help students prepare for the expo. Students should consider attending and participating in as many as their schedule permits to give themselves a competitive edge. This list will be updated as events are planned.
Unless otherwise noted, please contact Career Services Coordinator Ann Lara at (909) 869-4149 or email@example.com for more details about the events below.
This workshop assists students in developing a hospitality resume from scratch. It covers all the basics of how to organize one's information on paper with appropriate wording that will make a resume effective. If you have never written a resume or wish to take a fresh look at your resume this is a great workshop for you! Presented by Ann Lara.
Noon to 1 p.m., Handlery Classroom, 79-113
Sodexo's senior human resource director will be present to provide an informative slide show and answer any questions. www.sodexo.com
Come and get on-the-spot resume checks with an employer to get you ready for the Hospitality Career Expo. It’s first-come, first-served.
ASEP invites you to come and learn proper business etiquette and enjoy a fabulous meal with fellow students. For more information and for pricing details, please contact Marianne Lima with ASEP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come hear a panel of industry experts give their insights into the employment market, resumes, interviewing and more. Students will be able to ask questions during the open forum portion of the presentation. Moderated by Ann Lara.
Are you covering all your bases in the hospitality job search process? This workshop will cover numerous successful job strategies, as they relate to hospitality, to help you find that desired job. The speaker will address resumes, cover letters, internet resources, networking and more. Presented by Ann Lara.
Learn the do’s and don’ts of professional business dress from a certified professional stylist. A student fashion show will accompany the presentation.
Looking for a position or internship in field of hospitality? Come find out how to market yourself to employers at the Career Fair and learn how to have a “10-second interview.” Presented by Ann Lara.
On-the-spot resume critiques from Career Center staff. It’s first-come, first-served.
3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hilton Classroom, 79B-1235
Hilton Worldwide offers business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Since Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel in 1919 in Cisco, Texas, they have expanded geographically, produced original hotel and travel concepts, and developed innovative technologies to enhance the guest experience. Today Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.
Rising 30-stories above the edge of San Diego Bay the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is the West Coast's newest waterfront hotel. Fusing a dynamic waterfront location, sun and sea-inspired design and casually sophisticated vibe, this San Diego, CA hotel offers an immersion into the essence of the city's unique coastal culture and lifestyle.
If you enjoy serving others and believe that hospitality should be a part of every experience, then apply for a career in an industry that speaks to your passion - with a company recognized internationally for its commitment to its team members and its guests.
With a history of promoting from within the company and providing opportunities for personal and professional development, at Hilton, what may start out as a part-time job can lead to a long-term career. Whether you're just starting out or you have years of experience behind you, Hilton invites you to apply to become a member of their team.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hilton Classroom, 79B-1235
Together with competitive wages and great cruise and land privileges, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line
have more unique job offerings in more diverse locations than any other tour company in Alaska. If you have a passion
for adventure and service excellence, Holland America/Princess Alaska would love to meet you.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line offer a wide variety of spectacular land and sea experiences. With a combined
15 ships sailing to Alaska each summer, five wilderness lodges, a fleet of luxury motorcoaches and the largest domed rail
cars in the world; they offer both luxury and adventure that is truly unmatched. You will never get Alaska out of your heart.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Handlery Classroom, 79-113
Fairmont is a leader in the global hospitality industry, with a distinctive collection and a worldwide reputation for excellence. Their diverse portfolio includes historic icons, elegant resorts and modern city center properties. From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of New York City, all of their hotels offer a superior guest experience that is uniquely "Fairmont." The Fairmont Leadership Development Program is designed to infuse the company with new talent, ideas and leadership that will help them achieve their global growth strategy. Their goal is to attract and select the best graduates whose outstanding skills will serve them well as they expand into the future. In return, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will provide program participants the opportunity to work at some of the best hotels around the globe and learn from some of the best leaders in the industry.
Hospitality Career Expo
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
Come interact with a variety of employers in the hospitality industry! Representatives from hotels, restaurants, clubs and many other areas of the field will be present to talk to students about current and future opportunities for employment and internships. Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors are all encouraged to attend. Professional dress is required.
Alumni Bagel Mixer
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Amemiya Boardroom
Dean Andy Feinstein and The Collins Hospitality Society will host a breakfast for alumni prior to the Hospitality Career Expo. The alumni mixer will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Amemiya Boardroom. Please e-mail Ann Lara at email@example.com by Wednesday, Feb. 9 if you plan to attend the mixer.
Graduating Senior and Recruiter Mixer
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton Great Room
Students with a 2011 graduation date are invited to stay and mingle with recruiters after the career fair. Due to space considerations we can only allow a limited number of students to attend. Professional dress is required. Please e-mail Summer Pettus to check eligibility and reserve your spot firstname.lastname@example.org
Panda Employer Presentation
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hideo Amemiya Board Room, 79-113
Panda Express is now hiring! With more than 1,400 restaurants and $1.2 billion dollars in sales, Panda Restaurant Group is looking for talented individuals to join its team. To find out more, please attend the Panda Employer Presentation and stay for a light dinner immediately after. RSVP your attendance online through BroncoConnection.
Disney College Program Information Session
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Panda Express Classroom
As a part of the Disney College Program at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California, or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida, participants can take part in the internship of a lifetime. While working in front-line roles at their theme parks and resorts, participants will network with leaders, learn transferable skills, gain real-world experience, and be a part of a team of cast members from hundreds of job disciplines. Participants on the Disney College Program also custom design a learning curriculum that best suits their needs and interests, complete education courses and specialized learning activities, and can possibly earn college credit while doing so. Each program offers its own unique opportunities, so get started today by exploring which is best suited for you!
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Various Locations
Several companies are conducting interviews on campus. Please be advised that Feb. 18 is a campus holiday and no classes are in session.
Where do you want to go? As a global industry leader, Marriott International is focused on the future. Every year, Marriott's recruitment team searches for the best and brightest group of diverse university graduates and interns from universities and hospitality, management training positions which offers opportunities to shape their careers and the future of our business. Sound intriguing? With more than 1,100 managed properties and 18 brands, you’ll find Marriott properties in your own neighborhood and around the world delivering personalized, exceptional guest experiences.
Are you considering an internship in the field of hospitality? Do you want to fast track your career, expand your industry knowledge and supplement your education? Learn how to pick the right internship for you and learn what employers will expect and how you can best prepare to obtain the opportunity you seek. Presented by Ann Lara.
Nervous about what to say, how to act, or what to do on an interview? Learn effective strategies to develop strong interviewing skills. You will learn how to answer “tough” questions like “What are your weaknesses?” and “Why should I hire you over someone else?.” Presented by Ann Lara.
Come learn the tips to mastering an interview from a Pacific Palms employment manager. Additionally, information about current employment opportunities and benefits of working for Pacific Palms will be presented.
For events throughout Career Month we will be giving away raffle tickets to students who attend events. The more events you attend the better chance you have to win!
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For our club participation drive each club was asked to submit a proposal on how to reward members who participate in Career Month. Due’s paying club members will be able to support their favorite club by signing in at each event they attend. The club with the most participation (by percentage) will be rewarded by The Collins College granting their proposal. Check with your club leadership to see what you are playing for.
Club Participation Drive guidelines: