Career Day & Professional Networking Seminars
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Each year the School and the senior student body provide professional networking opportunities for underclassmen. During the fall semester in the month of November, a Career Day is produced, and during the spring semester in April, a Networking Seminar has been created to provide industry related exposure.
The STHM Career Day is a special event which invites the Sport, Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality business community to Temple University for a full morning of industry contact. Each company/agency vendor has the opportunity to have a booth set up which allows students to approach them with questions about the industry. The primary purpose of this event is to expose our entire student body to professional opportunities that exist within the corporate structure. The goal of the company/agency is to give professional advice, alert students about internship opportunities, provide knowledge of the various positions available within their specific industry focus, and develop knowledge about the present and future student workforce. The role of the student is to begin to understand segments of the industry, develop confidence and public speaking skills, develop professional etiquette behaviors, and find volunteer and/or internship positions related to their specific area of concentration.
The STHM Networking Seminar is a special event which invites the Sport, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality business community to an after work/evening roundtable discussion with students. Each company/agency vendor has the opportunity to sit at a table with 8-10 students interested in learning first hand from the professionals during a 15-20 minute rotation. The senior student body selects specific issues or topics presently affecting the industry which is then recommended to the industry professionals to discuss during the roundtable event. The focus of the company/agency is to expose students to the opportunities within the company, assist students with realistic expectations upon graduation, and to answer student questions. The role of the student is to learn about industry trends, develop a professional mind set, and learn ways to market themselves for industry opportunities.
For more information about career day contact:
School of Tourism & Hospitality Management