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!

Afternoon refreshments will be hosted by the Kent County Lodging Association.

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!


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. 

Stafford's Hospitality

posted Oct 27, 2015, 11:23 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 11:25 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.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

posted Oct 27, 2015, 11:20 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 11:20 AM ]

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded year-round ranch resort and spa located at the foothills of the Continental Divide. Recently awarded as the best Eco-Friendly Getaway in Colorado, we offer rustically upscale accommodations for vacations, corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings.

Bottleneck Management

posted Oct 27, 2015, 11:17 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 11:17 AM ]

Bottleneck Management is a fast growing, fast paced, Chicago based hospitality group that’s looking for fun and energetic manager-leaders.  We are opening restaurants on a national scale, and we’re excited to bring our vibrant, people-first brand of hospitality to MIHEA candidates.  We offer scratch kitchen, beer focused, upscale, sports-watching venues where the guest comes first.  We want to “wow” our guests, make them feel like they came to a party at our house and treat our employees better than our competition.  If you love people, sports, food and beer then you might be a great fit for our culture.

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters

posted Oct 27, 2015, 11:13 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 11:13 AM ]

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters is looking to hire Hospitality students and graduates! We have summer internships and full time career opportunities available in the metro Detroit area. Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters has provided yacht charters for over 20 years. We are committed to making every occasion the experience of a lifetime. Our staff are industry experts in planning and executing events that are truly beyond compare. We are committed to making every occasion the experience of a lifetime.

Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport

posted Oct 19, 2015, 10:54 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 10:54 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.  

Essence Restaurant Group

posted Oct 1, 2015, 10:05 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 10:05 AM ]

To be West Michigan’s most respected restaurant destination through positively maximizing guest’s service with passionately created cuisine in a fun casual atmosphere. We accomplish this with servant leadership principles to ensure profitable financial performance, a creative driven culture, local, sustainable, and environmental business philosophies. Servant Leadership is the skill of influencing people with authority rather than power and using that personal influence to manage a team toward a shared goal and vision.

Marcus Hotels and Resorts

posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:55 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 9:57 AM ]

Beginning with the Pfister Hotel in 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has grown to become an industry leader, operating a nationwide portfolio of upscale hotels and resorts including InterContinental Hotel Group, Starwood, Marriott and Hilton flagged properties. At each property our goal is to exceed guest expectations and provide a unique experience and comfortable atmosphere.

Managing close to 5,000 guest rooms, Marcus Hotels & Resorts applies a rigorous discipline of revenue enhancement, cost containment and uncompromising guest service for the mutual benefit of property owners, shareholders and property associates.

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise, Inc.

posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:49 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 10:30 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!”

The Townsend Hotel

posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:03 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 10:30 AM ]

The Townsend Hotel, located in the heart of the walkable downtown community and upscale shopping district of Birmingham, Michigan, is a four-diamond, four-star luxury hotel. Since its grand opening in 1988, The Townsend Hotel has continuously set the standard for quality and service, with spacious rooms and suites, fine dining and exceptional amenities.

On property, guests and visitors can enjoy the experience of Afternoon Tea, the Rugby Grille Restaurant and The Townsend Bakery.

Conlin Travel

posted Oct 1, 2015, 8:55 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 10:31 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.

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