MIHEA Annual Hospitality Career and Internship Fair

The MIHEA Annual Hospitality Career and Internship Fair 

Monday, November 7th, 2016 

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!
COMPANIESIf 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

This year's MIHEA Hospitality Career and Internship Fair is brought to you in part by our 
Corporate Sponsors:

Suburban Inns is the only hospitality company to be named one of the 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan.  We bring you the finest hotels and restaurants in the Southwestern Michigan area, with locations in Holland, Midland, and Grandville, and coming soon to Grand Rapids. Suburban Inns is the premier provider of hospitality for any occasion: Leisure Travel, Family Vacations, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Gatherings, Conventions, Group Outings, and more. 

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.

CLICK HERE to see the positions each company is hiring to fill!

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

Meritage Hospitality Group

posted Sep 20, 2016, 9:00 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 12:41 PM ]

Inspired by Opportunity, Success through Service.  Meritage Hospitality Group owns and operates over 170 Wendy's Restaurants in eight states and four Michigan-based Casual Dining concepts including Freighters Eatery & Taproom, Twisted Rooster, Crooked Goose, and Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails.  
We are publically traded on the OTC market, under the stock symbol MHGU.  Our continued growth opens up endless opportunities, and we are always on the lookout for talented hospitality professionals to grow with us!

Arcadia Bluffs

posted Sep 6, 2016, 6:01 PM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 6:02 PM ]

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club is a daily-fee golf club, open to the public seven days a week, from April to Mid-November.  The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs offers full service dining to the public, and our guests. The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and sunsets from The Dining Room and deck make it the most dramatic dining experience on the lake shore. The Lodge and The Cottages at Arcadia Bluffs provide an elegant, comfortable, and private environment for all guests.  Rooms have breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and perfect sunrise mornings. 

Stafford's Hospitality

posted Oct 27, 2015, 11:23 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 8:55 AM ]

Stafford's Hospitality is based in Petoskey, MI and operates three hotels and three upscale restaurants. Our Perry Hotel location does an extensive business in on site destination weddings and events.

Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport

posted Oct 19, 2015, 10:54 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 8:14 AM ]

The Residence Inn Marriott - Grand Rapids Airport is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel to the Grand Rapids market. The Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport staff prides themselves on providing guests with top quality service and exceeding all expectations.  The ideal candidate is someone who holds themselves to these same standards of quality, work ethic, and a passion for guest service.  

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise, Inc.

posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:49 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:41 AM ]

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise, Inc. is a growing Chocolates, Confections and Ice Cream Company based in Petoskey, MI with over 100 locally owned and operated franchise stores in 22 states. Founded in 1947, the company serves Hand-Crafted Chocolates, Fudge, Caramel Apples, Brittle and Caramel Corn made fresh in each store , as well as Original Recipe Ice Cream. They are located in resort, charming downtown and vacation destinations. Kilwins is “Sweet in every Sense since 1947!”    


Conlin Travel

posted Oct 1, 2015, 8:55 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:43 AM ]

Conlin Travel was founded in 1959 in Ann Arbor. We have grown to a position of leadership in the travel community as the largest Michigan-based Travel Management Company with three offices; Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and East Lansing and encompass several travel-related companies including leisure travel, business travel, groups, meetings and incentive travel and other specialty events. At Conlin Travel, we believe in creating long term and lasting relationships with our employees and our clients.

Amerilodge Group

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:05 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:44 AM ]

Amerilodge Group is a privately owned company which manages, operates, and owns hotels in the Midwest (Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio). The majority of our hotels are located in Michigan with a particular focus on the Southeastern Michigan area.

 Amerilodge Group prides itself on our core values of guest quality and employee satisfaction, the foundation for its solid track record. Our company is excited to be part of other synergies created between corporations and communities executing the dream of providing warm and expansive accommodations to every traveler.



Grand Beach & Sugar Beach Resort Hotels

posted Jun 23, 2015, 5:57 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:45 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.



Shanty Creek Resorts

posted Oct 28, 2014, 10:01 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:45 AM ]

Shanty Creek Resorts is located 30 minutes northeast of Traverse City, features three distinct villages, four championship golf courses and 55 ski runs on two mountains within its 4,500 acres. The four-season destination features 450 rooms, a spa and fitness center, a wide variety of dining and entertainment options and 36,000 square feet of event and meeting space.


Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids

posted Oct 28, 2014, 9:59 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 9:19 AM ]

The Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids is a 320-room full-service hotel located near the Grand Rapids Airport. The hotel has more than 20,000 sq ft of meeting space to host meetings & social events.  We are looking for the most qualified individuals to provide the highest level of service to every guest, while at the same time applying their educational experiences to enrich their leadership, supervisory, and management skills to position themselves for a rewarding career.


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