While we are currently in the holiday season, it is not too early to start thinking about the first half of 2015. On Friday January 30, 2015, the Illinois ICHRIE chapter of the Central Federation will once again be hosting their hospitality career fair. This annual event has been highly successful in past years, and it is already shaping up to meet, and potentially exceed, our totals in terms of recruiters and student attendees.
As with previous Illinois ICHRIE chapter hospitality career fairs, all ICHRIE member schools, not just those in Illinois and the Central Federation, are welcome to send students. The career fair is a chance for students to network with industry professionals, while simultaneously learning more about companies they could potentially work for. Based on the feedback from recruiters, they will be looking for candidates to fill part-time, full-time, and internship openings not just in Chicago, but also around the Midwestern region, and possibly the country.
One of the highlights of this event is that it organized and run by hospitality students. Every aspect of the planning, marketing, and implementation of the event is managed by an executive leadership team of 4 students from DePaul University’s School of Hospitality Leadership.
Events such as this career fair provide an opportunity to apply the concepts discussed in the classroom to a real-world event, and as a faculty member, I am happy to support them in this endeavor. If you are interested in sending students (or faculty) to this event, the pertinent details are below:Event Date:
Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 10:30am - 1:00pmEvent Location
: DePaul University Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614Attendee and/or Recruiter Cost
For those faculty and staff wishing to attend, the event organizing committee has asked attendees to RSVP via the following website: https://ichrie-careerfair-2015.eventbrite.com
I wish you all a joyous holiday season and hope you get a chance to spend it with family and friends. This past year was a great success and I hope 2015 is even better.