DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s Paul College of Business and Economics, Department of Hospitality Management recently held its 7th annual spring networking and career night at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle.
The night comprised three different events; a networking reception, panel discussion with Q&A, and individual presentations by recruiters looking to hire juniors for summer internships and seniors for post graduate management positions. The event was sponsored and hosted by Ocean Properties and the Wentworth by the Sea.
“This event brings together various hospitality companies, recruiters, students, faculty, alums, and hospitality management advisory board members in an effort for students to engage with potential employers and for these same employers to begin the process of identifying future leaders in their companies,” said Clayton Barrows, professor and chair of the department of hospitality management. “Our program strives to achieve a 100 percent placement rate for its graduates, and this event is a key component.”
Representatives from different segments of the hospitality industry, such as lodging, asset management, and clubs, included Marriott International, Ocean Properties, LLC, Omni Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, Abenaqui Country Club, The Country Club, Willowbend Country Club, and the Wianno Club. Following the panel discussion and networking reception, recruiters held information sessions for students to learn more about each organization and potential opportunities.
The Department of Hospitality Management has played a key role in advancing hospitality business education in New Hampshire, throughout the U.S., and around the world. Its nationally recognized undergraduate program in hospitality management is the second-oldest program in the country and one of only a handful worldwide that is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
The UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers a full complement of high-quality programs in business, economics, accounting, finance, information systems management, marketing, and hospitality management. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive development levels. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.