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Hyatt Awards $13,000 to STHM for Professional Development

By: Courtney Kubitza
First Published: June 20, 2013
Topics: In the News, STHM School

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has awarded the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) $13,000 for professional development use.

STHM staff submitted an application to the Hyatt University Fund committee in late May and received notice in July that the proposal had earned $13,000 to be spent on professional development events such as Career Day, held each November, and networking seminars.

“We are proud of our strong connections to Hyatt, both in support of our internship program and job placement,” said Associate Dean Elizabeth H. Barber. “We thank them for recognizing our proposal and for supporting our deep commitment to professional development so that we can continue to produce the next generation of leaders in tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management.”

Hyatt, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company. As of June 30, its worldwide portfolio consisted of 492 properties in 45 countries. In 2010, Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian visited STHM as part of the school’s ongoing Executive in Residence program, and the school is an active participant in Hyatt’s Campus Ambassador program.

At least four STHM students have served as Campus Ambassadors at Temple after completing a junior internship at Hyatt and applying for the ambassador position, which entails promoting the company’s corporate training program, assisting with on-campus recruitment and supporting events produced by student professional organizations. Hyatt Campus Ambassadors are then guaranteed placement in the company’s corporate training program after completing their senior internship.