The annual School of Hotel Administration Career Fair provides an opportunity for our students to meet with representatives from a variety of hospitality employers in one central location. The 2020 Fair will be held throughout the week of October 19th on a virtual platform. This year’s Hospitality Career week will provide networking and recruitment for different hospitality industries.
Employers attend Hotel School Career Fair to increase visibility, to illustrate the benefits of employment in their organization, and to provide information to Cornell students about entry-level jobs and internships. Students can obtain information about the organizations that will be attending the event through our online recruiting platform, Handshake. Employer Profiles, containing a brief description of each employer, are available at the Career Fair event.
Many of these organizations also participate in Cornell’s on-campus recruiting program and use our Career Fair as an added benefit to interact with Hotel School students. Other employers attend the event to introduce Hotel School students to their organization and to collect resumes for future openings. Some employers will focus only on Career Fair this fall, then have resume collections and interviews in the spring.
Students need to prepare in advance for their attendance at the Career Fair with a well-developed resume and a “quick pitch” to use with employers, explaining their interests and abilities. This event is open only to currently enrolled Cornell University students. A valid Cornell ID is required for admittance.