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. 
For a list of the types of positions companies are hiring to fill, click here.

Panera Bread

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:39 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:40 AM ]

Panera Bread is the leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment today.  Panera Bread offers a great environment to start your career and build your management skills in the restaurant industry.  Panera Bread offers competitive wages, no late nights, great benefits and an opportunity to grow your career as we continue to expand across western and northern Michigan.

 As Bread of Life, LLC a franchisee of Panera Bread we currently operate 21 bakery cafes with more on the way. Be sure to drop by and check out the opportunities we have to offer!

Crystal Mountain Resort

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:25 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:37 AM ]

Located in the heart of Benzie County, Crystal Mountain is the Midwest’s premier four-season family resort featuring some of the finest accommodations northern Michigan has to offer – 36 holes of championship golf, 50 downhill slopes, 30km of cross-country trails, the award-winning Crystal Spa, the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and IACC-approved conference facilities. As the Midwest's Premier Four-Season Family Resort we are seeking employees committed to offering the best in guest services and want fulfilling careers in hospitality.  Join our team and see what we call "The Crystal Difference".

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:21 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:21 AM ]

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has been named to the 2013 list of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) nine years in a row. 

Whether you’re looking for a clinical or non-clinical career, we encourage you to find out if Mercy Health is a good fit for you.

Wineguys Restaurant Group

posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:02 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 6:02 AM ]

Three Venues:

·         All Individual
·         All Equally Remarkable
·         Great Food
·         Exemplary Wines, Spirits and Coffees
·         Ingredient-Driven Menus
·         Award-Winning Food and Staff
·         Individualized Service

 All restaurants are owned and operated by members of the Wineguys Restaurant Group Established in 1996. Dedicated to excellent guest dining experiences, to our staff and community.

Chartwells Great Lakes Region

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:43 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 5:56 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

Toast Hotel Group

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:38 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 5:39 AM ]

Toast Hotel Group is a boutique hospitality development and management company located in New Buffalo, Michigan. Independently owned and operated, the group currently consists of two waterfront hotels (130 rooms) and restaurants positioned to be southwest Michigan’s premier upscale lodging destinations.  Senior management represents more than 30 years of experience with luxury hospitality flags in major metropolitan markets, as well as larger boutique groups in coastal markets. Both Toast properties offer full-service meetings and events.

 Toast’s commitment to excellence in every experience, highly personal service and unexpected touches requires smart, creative people driven to make guests’ smile and grow with our company. We encourage you to explore our websites and visit us at the job fair.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:36 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 5:36 AM ]

Located 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport, our Michigan Resort is often cited as a top conference destination for meeting planners. With 86,500 square-feet of versatile meeting space, numerous dining venues and 100,000 square foot health club and tennis facility, our northern Michigan getaway affords an ideal experience for large and small groups.

 Situated just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan, we’re your launch pad to exploring this rewarding northern Michigan region. Go out and hike Sleeping Bear Dunes. Trace the shoreline on a self-guided wine tour. We just encourage you to call us home while you’re here.

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:32 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 5:32 AM ]

Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate approximately $6.3 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands – Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. For more information, please visit 

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.

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