Career Connection is a bimonthly newsletter that keeps CSU Hospitality & Tourism students, faculty, staff and alumni up-to-date on current job and internship openings, scholarship opportunities and industry events. The newsletter is sent every month on the second and fourth Wednesday.
The health and well-being of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority. The following programs will be conducted in a virtual format or will be held on a later date when it is safe. More information will be announced.
Career ExpoFor CSU Students, Alumni & Recruiters
Every spring semester, the CSU Hospitality & Tourism Alliance hosts a regional career expo for students and alumni.
Co-hosted by the CSU Hospitality & Tourism Alliance and the California Restaurant Association Foundation, Experience Hospitality brings together high school students, our partners in hospitality and higher education for a half-day event. This mega field trip kicks off with a College and Career Expo and panel featuring current CSU hospitality students. Students are then separated into groups of 20-30 for exclusive front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house tours of hotels, restaurants and hospitality venues. The day wraps up with an interactive student-industry networking lunch.
Industry recruiters share why their companies seek out CSU graduates.
Jennifer BowlesManagement Recruiter, California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
Rick CherraDirector of Recruiting, Buca Di Beppo, Inc.
Tiffany DaieAccount Executive, Marriott International, Inc.
Diana FangHuman Resources Representative Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Steve HammelDining Services Program Manager Navy Region Southwest
Bart McPhailArea Director Grill Concepts
Carol ReynoldsDirector of Recruiting Montage Laguna Beach, Beverly Hills, & Deer Valley
Tony RollandJoint Venture Partner Panera Bread, LLC