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MIHEA Career Fair

Annual Career and Internship Fair

The Career and Internship Fair will be on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 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.

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.

Pillar Hotels & Resorts

posted Sep 15, 2014, 7:17 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:17 AM ]

Pillar Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel management companies in the United States providing on-site management services for an expansive portfolio of well-respected brands. Pillar Hotels is committed to being a great place to work; to providing superior quality and service for our guests; and to maximizing the financial return and asset value for our owners. Pillar Hotels and Resorts manages over 220 hotels with 21,000+ rooms in 38 states representing 20 well-respected flags. As one of the largest managers of Marriott and Hilton brands, we enjoy excellent relationships with our brand partners.

Village Green

posted Sep 15, 2014, 7:13 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:14 AM ]

Village Green, headquartered in suburban Detroit, is one of the nation’s largest privately held developers and managers of luxury apartment communities. Established in 1919, Village Green operates nearly 41,000 apartments in more than 150 rental communities throughout the Midwest under five distinct brands: Village Green, Regents Park, City Apartments, Village Park and V-Suites Furnished Rentals. For more information on Village Green, explore If you're interested in an unfurnished apartment, Village Green will make your life a little more Civilized, Naturally. If you have general questions about Village Green, please call 248.851.9600.

Catawba Island Club

posted Sep 15, 2014, 7:11 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:11 AM ]

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

Amway Hotel Corporation

posted Sep 15, 2014, 7:08 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:08 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 Rick Winn – President and Chief Executive Officer of Amway Hotel Corp.

The Homestead

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:53 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:53 AM ]

Work at The Homestead, a resort located on Lake Michigan in the Leelanau peninsula surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the area voted by ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America”. Not only will you experience working in an unmatched setting, you will work for a successful organization committed to providing quality service and facilities to guests and property owners from 50 states and several countries.

The Homestead offers a variety accommodations with two small hotels, a rustic lodge, an historic inn, restaurants and shops, a luxurious spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, a par 3 nine-hole golf course and an eighteen-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course nearby. Positions are available in all departments on a seasonal basis.

Callaway Gardens

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:48 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:49 AM ]

Callaway Gardens - a public, educational, horticultural and charitable organization - is owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. - operates the recreational, lodging, and retail facilities at Callaway Gardens. After-tax proceeds from the Resort go to the Foundation to support expansion and improvement of the Gardens. The Gardens encompasses over 6,000 acres, 686 lodging rooms, 9 Food and Beverage Outlets, over 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 2 championship golf courses, 10 clay tennis courts, and much more.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:46 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:46 AM ]

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a global diversified travel & hospitality company. Our operations span the country - from the lush wilderness of Ohio's state parks to the magical desert of Death Valley. Our properties combine dramatic settings and landmark buildings with exceptional service to deliver extraordinary experiences. Yellowstone is the crown jewel of the park service and provides a unique and diverse opportunity to spend a season or a career.


posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:42 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:42 AM ]

BOYNE is a collection of year-round mountain resorts know for great skiing, golf, and spa that also includes retail stores and real estate opportunities based in Lower Northern Michigan. Each is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and includes Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls and The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Lake Michigan Resort in Bay Harbor as well as Bay Harbor Golf Club, Crooked Tree Golf Club, Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Country Sports and Boyne Realty resort sales.

BarFly Ventures, LLC

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:39 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:39 AM ]

Our mission: is to care about the environment and the world around us, treat each other like a family, offer a unique dining and drinking experience, and make sure each and every guest feels important. By doing these things, we help not just others, but ourselves. Without doing all these things, we disappoint not just others, but ourselves. ​

Since opening our Grand Rapids HopCat location in January 2008, we've been on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world. In 2012 and 2013 ranked HopCat - Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States.

We now have locations in East Lansing and Indy and will be opening in Detroit - Nov. 2014 and Ann Arbor - Jan. 2015.

Creative Dining Services

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:34 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:36 AM ]

Creative Dining Services is a Hospitality / Food Service Company working with over 70 accounts in 9 states, from Colleges and Universities to Retirement Communities, K-12 School Systems and unique venues.

Since 1990, Creative Dining Services has dared to be different. From day one, we’ve had a unique focus—to serve as a transparent hospitality management services company that partners with our clients’ community.

We started small, paying deliberate attention to every detail. Through the years, we’ve consistently focused on delivering flexible and creative high-quality food and service while building relationships … with our clients and throughout our organization.

It’s been a recipe for outstanding success. We work closely with each client, placing our emphasis on providing customized programs, using the hands-on attentive management style that has always been our signature.

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