Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair Offers Students Pre-Graduation Networking Opportunities

February 20, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

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Close to 50 employers attended the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s annual Career Fair at Niagara University on Feb. 19. Companies ranging from Darien Lake Theme Park and Resorts to the world-famous Waldorf=Astoria Hotels & Resorts and New York Athletic Club were on campus to discuss job opportunities with Niagara University students.

And students turned out in droves, funneling into the Castellani Art Museum to cash in on the college’s outstanding post-graduation job placement rate, which continuously hovers around 100 percent.

Shortly after the event kicked off at 1 p.m., job seekers were lined up outside of the Castellani, anxious to take a turn to distribute their resumes to potential employers. Nearly half of the company representative remained on campus after the two-hour allotment to conduct one-on-one interview with students.

“This is nothing short of an unbelievable turnout of companies, especially given the state of the economy,” said Dr. Gary Praetzel, dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. “Their attendance is indicative of the very high quality of our hospitality and tourism programs; these employers know that if they intend to hire an NU student, they will have to recruit them even before they graduate, in many cases.”

The event was co-hosted by Niagara University’s Office of Career Services.

For a full list of participating companies, please click here.

To view additional photos from the Career Fair on Facebook, please click here.