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. 

The Resort at Paws Up

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:26 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 10:27 AM ]

At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch resort situated on a sprawling 37,000 acres thirty minutes east of Missoula. The resort offers its clientele a choice between safari-style luxury tents or secluded rustic homes settled throughout the property. Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of impeccable elegance and comfort. Nearly two dozen guided activities are offered including River rafting, fly fishing, skeet shooting, horseback riding and rappelling.

Northstar Cafe

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:11 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 10:12 AM ]

Northstar, founded in Ohio's vibrant state capital of Columbus, is a rapidly growing restaurant company known for its exceptional food, nutritious ingredients, fantastic design, uncommon values, and remarkably friendly people. We operate four award winning restaurants, with three more opening soon. Each Northstar Cafe is unique, but all are fast-paced, extremely popular restaurants that regularly serve more than 800 guests a day.

Amerilodge Group

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:05 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 10:06 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 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.

Shanty Creek Resorts

posted Oct 28, 2014, 10:01 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 9:57 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.

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

Yellowstone National Park Lodges/Xanterra Parks & Resorts

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:46 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 10:49 AM ]

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a global travel and hospitality company, and the United States' largest operator of park-based hotels, restaurants and stores.  Xanterra Parks & Resorts' operations encompass some of the most spectacular and iconic places on Earth. We are renowned for "legendary hospitality with a softer footprint", and we take pride in combining these dramatic settings, landmark buildings, and global travel experiences with truly exceptional service.

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.

4 Star Restaurant Group

posted Nov 1, 2012, 11:24 AM by MIHEA Career Fair   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 9:52 AM ]

We are a 7 unit restaurant company based solely in Chicago.  We offer full restaurant internships and management positions where you will be trained in all aspects of the industry.  We are a privately owned and operated group, where owners will be working directly with you on a daily basis.  We look forward to speaking with you.

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