Wintergreen Resort- Resume Submission Deadline TONIGHT at 11:59pm


Wintergreen Resort will be on campus October 16th to recruit students for their current openings.  Details are listed below. However, please log in to Recruit-A-Duke to see specific requirements such as major, GPA, graduation dates, etc.

Wintergreen Resort: DEADLINE To DROP RESUME: 11:59pm Tonight, Oct 9th!

To learn more about the specific job opportunities and increase your chances of being selected for an interview, please submit your resume (if you have not already done so) on Recruit-A-Duke for these opportunities.

  • Select Job Opportunities and then “On-Campus Recruiting”.
  • Type the company name in keyword and proceed to submitting your resume.

Please note, if you have not yet viewed the Recruit-A-Duke tutorial, you must do this before you will be able to submit your resume for any of these positions.  View the tutorial here:

Mandarin Oriental Washington DC: Position Available for Graduating Seniors

002480-01-hotel-exterior-water-nightTo all graduating Seniors! The Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. has an opening Guest Service Agent position available with a potential start date of June 2nd – it should be posted to their website within the next few days. They would love to have some more JMU grads at their Washington D.C. location.  The website is:
This hotel company has about 40 properties but is quickly expanding with 17 in the pipeline that will open in the next two years!

Positions available at Comfort Inn & Suites in Orange, VA

comfort_inn_logoPosition openings for a new Comfort Inn & Suites in Orange, VA. They are a 58-room property that opened in September, 2010 and are still in the growing stages. The hotel offers upgraded and upscale accommodations in the leisure destination of Orange, Va. Orange is situated in the midst of wineries, Civil War battlefields, and around the corner form our very own James Madison’s historical home, Montpelier.

They are seeking eager, educated staff to help reach great potential. Positions available include management, night auditor, and guest services associates.

Please visit their website at

Contact Pamela Collins at or via cell at 570-337-5142 if interested in applying for a position.

Positions Available: the US Open at the Merion Golf Club

Ridgewells catering company has been working with the USGA for the US Open since 1994. They are presently looking for students to work the event this June at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Below is a flyer attachment regarding the skill types and rates for the open positions.   If we have a sufficient number of students, they would be more than happy to come to JMU and do a recruiting/information session. Currently, they do not have housing for staff, but are working with Villanova University to see if students can rent apartments on campus for $170 per week.

They are looking for hospitality students who have had some experience. Please contact Neil Marrin at and let him know if you have an interest in being considered for these positions.

Positions and Rates flyer: merionapril[1]

Service Opportunity: Harrisonburg Startup Weekend

Hospitality Experts Needed for
Harrisonburg Startup Weekend!
April 5-7, 2013
Showker Hall, James Madison University 

Put your hospitality skills to work and participate in an exciting NEW event for Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley!

Startup Weekend will bring entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, and technical coders together for 56 hours of business planning and development. The event is being organized by a task force of university, city, county, and regional organizations.  We need your assistance to make it all happen!

It will be a busy weekend for participants and organizers. We are seeking Volunteer Hosts to be on hand to assist in a variety of ways.  You’ll greet guests, help with registration, assist organizers and the facilitator, direct teams to meeting rooms, run errands, and generally be our on-site hosts!

3 Volunteer Hosts are needed in each shift.  Sign up now for 1, 2, or more that fits your schedule!  Meals are included in shifts.  We’ll be in touch to give you full instructions and confirm your participation.

Put your hospitality skills to work and show our guests why JMU Students are the Best!

To sign up, send an email to by March 31.

Friday, April 5:   3:00-6:30pm    Event Set-up & Registration/ Dinner
Tasks:  set up tables, chairs and registration table, sponsor banners, etc.  Assist with Registration Table, name badges, etc.  Greet guests; direct to venues and to dinner.

Friday, April 5:  6:00-9:00pm   Entrepreneurial Pitches and Teams Form
Tasks:  Help Facilitator during Entrepreneurial Pitches, run timers, create posters, count votes, etc.  Make sure things are in order for the next day.

Saturday, April 6:
Tasks for Saturday:  General assistance wherever needed helping teams and organizers.
8:00am – 11:00
11:00 – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday, April 7:
Tasks for Sunday:  General assistance wherever needed helping teams and organizers.  8:00am – 11:00
11:00 – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm   Assist coaches, presenters and judges during final pitches.

Dukes Take-On Vegas!

Laura Wong, an HTM Senior, had an incredible experience visiting Las Vegas with Tassie Pippert and 4 other HTM students over Spring Break. Please take a look at what wonderful opportunities Las Vegas offered for these traveling Seniors!382361_10200746241564975_103170017_n[18] 529786_10200746244405046_249596536_n[17] IMG_0752[17]

As a senior in the hospitality and tourism management program it’s great to finally be able to be given the opportunity to take a variety of different hospitality electives where we can apply what we have learned in our introductory classes.  The HTM451 course is an entertainment management course where we have learned about the different aspects of the gaming industry; specifically rules and etiquette when gaming at casinos.  It was so much fun to take what we learned in the class room out to the casinos of Las Vegas.  As one of the top destinations for hospitality, Las Vegas did not disappoint.  Whether one is interested in hotel management, food and beverage, clubs, or events management, Las Vegas has it all.  As a group we were lucky enough to be given a tour of one of the newest Las Vegas hotel properties: The Cosmopolitan.  On the tour, we learned about the various VIP services that were offered through the hotel for their high end clientele and high rollers.  We even got to see one of the penthouse rooms and a three story bungalow!  We also had the opportunity to learn how The Cosmopolitan is differentiating itself from some of the other well-known hotels and casinos through their Identity Membership Card.  Because The Cosmopolitan is a newer property in Las Vegas, and does not have an infamous name, it is able to bring in new guests through its stellar guest services and high quality food establishments.  My personal favorite was Holstein’s Burger and Shakes.  There I tasted the Rising Sun Burger that was marinated with teriyaki sauce, spicy mayo, and a tempura avocado.  If that doesn’t sound delicious enough, they also have a variety of milkshakes ranging from the classic cookies and cream to a cereal flavored shake!  Although there was so much to do, my favorite part of the trip would probably be walking around all the different hotel properties.  I almost felt star struck by the establishments because they are all so high profile and talked about.  It was so interesting to finally see each hotel in person and how not only the different themes of each hotel differed but also how they utilized entertainment to draw in guests. -Laura Wong, 2013