Annual Career and Internship Fair

The Career and Internship Fair will be on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI!

The Michigan Hospitality Education Alliance is a unique cooperation between hospitality educators and employers. As college and university educators, we are dedicated to connecting our students to your jobs through a collaborative effort. We take pride in the continued improvements in our organization’s services on behalf of both students and recruiters.

At the annual career and internship fair, you can find over 200 hospitality students from Michigan college and university programs. Company recruiters will also have an opportunity to network with the educators that mentor to hospitality students statewide. The conference will be held at the Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids offers a great deal of conveniences and attractions to both participating students and recruiters.

  • Our web site is a portal to a number of great resources for recruiters, students, and faculty members. Your company’s website and recruiting information is available to students with a single mouse click.
  • This year, space will be limited to 65 recruiting companies. Booth assignments are on a first come first serve basis, so get your registration in early!
  • The Michigan Hospitality Education Alliance connects students to jobs!

STUDENTS: If you would like to register to attend this year's Career and Internship Fair, please CLICK HERE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED to students who miss the 9:00am-11:00am marketplace.

COMPANIES: If you would like for your company to have access to a pool of highly qualified and motivated candidates (basic registration cost begins at $350) please CLICK HERE

Below is a list of the companies currently attending this year's career and internship fair. 

Grand Beach Resort

posted Jun 23, 2015, 5:57 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:58 AM ]

Our gorgeous beachfront resort is the perfect place to expand your career and gain exposure to many aspects of the hospitality industry. We believe in doing the right thing and base our decisions on our core values. We have experienced 6 straight years of growth and we are excited to build our team for many more years of success.

Chartwells Great Lakes Region

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:43 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:31 AM ]

Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining services for over 550 public school districts and private schools, comprising over 6,000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide.  For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit

Panda Express

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:23 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:32 AM ]

24,000 Panda Associates living one common mission: “Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.”

Known as the ʺPanda Way,ʺ our company culture places special emphasis on encouraging our Associates to focus on a healthy lifestyle, continuous learning, developing others and acknowledging others. We believe that this, coupled with our five fundamental values – proactive, respect/win-win, growth, great operations and giving – provides our Associates with an environment where they can both inspire and be inspired.

Creative Dining Services

posted Sep 30, 2013, 4:21 PM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:34 AM ]

Creative Dining Services is a contract management company founded in West Michigan in 1990. We have grown to serve 65+ clients in 8 states. Our current market segments include college and universities, business and industry, conference centers, retirement centers and youth camps. Building positive relationships with our clients and our employees has been key to our success. As a member of our team, you will have many opportunities to grow through professional development and promotion opportunities.

Amway Hotel Corporation

posted Sep 11, 2010, 9:58 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:36 AM ]

Amway Hotel Corp. (AHC), a subsidiary of Alticor Inc., was founded by Alticor’s ownership to manage the operations of their three premier hotel properties. AHC currently manages and operates the 682 room crown jewel of downtown Grand Rapids, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the luxurious 337 room JW Marriott-Grand Rapids hotel that opened September 21st, 2007, and the 214 room Courtyard by Marriott. AHC is led by veteran hospitality professional Joseph A. Tomaselli – President and Chief Executive Officer of Amway Hotel Corp.

The vision of the Amway hotel Corporation is to be recognized as the model of superior hospitality in North America for the 21st century.

Village Green

posted Aug 29, 2010, 7:42 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:37 AM ]

At Village Green, our We Care philosophy is the driving factor in our personal service and hospitality approach to management. It pledges our commitment to provide constant attention to the detail of our apartment communities. Our commitment starts with you. Join Village Green where we develop, build, and manage exciting careers...and create a new generation of leaders.

Catawba Island Club

posted Aug 29, 2010, 7:23 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 5:39 AM ]

Catawba Island Club is a full service private club resort with a championship Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest designed golf course, numerous condominium developments, tennis courts, hotel, marina stores, fitness center, dining rooms, banquet rooms, bar, and outdoor aquatic complex.

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