One of the oldest and most highly-regarded Schools of its kind, The School of Hospitality Business at MSU offers students an exceptionally well-crafted curriculum, taught by innovative professors and enhanced by practical experiences. Future employers are drawn to students theoretical and classroom knowledge and the real-life experience that comes from internships and as a wide variety of student-led club and annual events.
The premier annual event in The School is Les Gourmets. Founded as a student organization in 1951, students in Les Gourmets produced their first dinner in 1955. Starting as a simple buffet and dinner dance, the event has since evolved into a formal (black-tie suggested), seven-course, world-class reception and dinner showcasing the talents of hundreds of student volunteers and all they have learned from their professors and work experiences. Under the direction of Professor Allan Sherwin (BA ’64) and with the guidance of other distinguished faculty members and guest chefs, the students work in all areas – management, sales, marketing, purchasing, finance, culinary management, bar-tending, and serving – creating a night to remember each spring for hundred of guests.
Please email ... or visit the event page at http://msulesgourmets.com/#about for more information!
The Annual Auction in February is a premier fundraising event for the Hospitality Association and the Alumni Association, featuring a spectacular individual items and packages donated by alumni and other industry friends in live auction and silent auctions. The popular event draws hundreds of community members, alumni, students, and faculty, and helps fund a number of programs in The School, as well as local charities. With a different theme each year, Auction is an exciting, colorful event, organized and led by students in partnership with School alumni.
Please email Lauren Johnson @msu.edu or visit the event page at http://www.msudestinationauction.com/ for more information!
For over three decades, CAREER EXPO has been the premier hospitality business career fair and professional development event on campus each fall, with nearly 80 of the nation’s leading hospitality companies recruiting approximately 800 students who attend the two-day event. Day one begins with professional development workshops on a variety of topics conducted by industry leaders, and then The School’s Industry Partner of the Year is named. The evening’s career fair, featuring over 200 recruiters, provides industry professionals and students with networking opportunities, while formal interviews, held the second day of CAREER EXPO, help students to secure internships and permanent positions.
Please email Mikaela Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event page at http://hospitalitybusiness.broad.msu.edu/recruiters/expo/ for more information!