Welcome Back Dukes!

We here at Dukes in Hospitality just wanted to give everyone here a (albeit late) welcome back to JMU for the Fall 2014 semester!

We also wanted to let you know that there will be some ongoing changes to the site so bear with us while we work through those.

Have a great semester everyone and we hope to see you in Godwin!

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: http://www.jmu.edu/cap/interviewing/students/radworkshop/RAD%20Tutorial_TOC.htm.

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:http://www.mandarinoriental.com/careers/
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 http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-orange-virginia-VA657

Contact Pamela Collins at patimco@aol.com 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 marrinnd@jmu.edu 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 krechjh@jmu.edu 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.