Hospitality Career Fair

Held every spring semester, Dedman's Hospitality Career Fair brings 40 to 50 top hospitality organizations to Florida State University’s campus to recruit the best and brightest hospitality management students for internships and full-time employment. In addition to a spacious ballroom filled with students lining up at booths to meet industry professionals in a ballroom at Florida State's University Center Club, there is much more to enjoy. 

The event is kicked off with a luncheon for where industry representatives chat informally with Dedman School of Hospitality students, faculty and staff. Interview rooms are made available on the day of the career fair and for the two days following the event for one-on-one interviews. Participating companies also are invited to make presentations prior to scheduled interviews. Rooms for interviews and presentations can be requested on the Hospitality Career Fair Registration Form.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to organizations wishing to boost brand recognition and prominence. Sponsorships support student participation and help establish an endowment for future events. For more information, see the Career Fair Sponsorship page.

To learn more about the Hospitality Career Fair, contact Caroline Fountain, student coordinator, by email or telephone at 561-459-7449. Interested exhibitors may also contact Alishia Piotrowski, director of industry relations, at 850-644-5565.

34rd Annual Hospitality Career Fair
  • Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Location: University Center Club, Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University, 288 Champions Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2541

Registration:

Early registration for the entire event is $350 (due date December 8) and regular registration is $400 (due date January 26). Both registration prices include the luncheon and an 8’ x 6’ booth for two representatives. Additional guests can be added for $35 each and includes the luncheon. Each 8’ x 6’ booth comes with a 6-foot table, two chairs and electricity (if requested on registration form). Pipes and drapes are included in the booth setup.

To register, please complete this online form: Hospitality Career Fair Registration Form.

Registration payment can be completed online or by check. Registration check should be made payable to the Dedman School of Hospitality and mailed to:

Ms. Alishia Piotrowski,
Director of Industry Relations
Florida State University
Dedman School of Hospitality
288 Champions Way, Room 4107
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2541

Sponsorship:

Organizations interested in boosting their name recognition at the career fair should consider becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships are essential to the success of the career fair. Sponsorships support student participation and the organizing and advertising of the career fair, and help establish an endowment for future events and scholarships.

Sponsor Levels and Benefits:

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • Company name is displayed on a welcome banner and electronic screen
  • Company logo is printed on all advertising materials
  • Company is recognized throughout the event
  • Company receives priority booth placement
  • Company receives special recognition at the luncheon
  • Company receives complimentary registration for six company representatives

Garnet Sponsor - $1,500

  • Company name is printed on all advertising materials
  • Company is recognized throughout the event
  • Company receives priority booth placement
  • Company receives complimentary registration for four company representatives

To become a sponsor, please complete this online form: Hospitality Career Fair Sponsorship Form.

The sponsorship check should be made payable to the Dedman School of Hospitality and mailed to:

Alishia Piotrowski
Director of Industry Relations
Florida State University
Dedman School of Hospitality
288 Champions Way, Room 4107
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2541