Social Networking for Hospitality

Looking to make more professional connections with JMU’s Hospitality alumni and friends of the program? Get connected on all of our social media platforms! Besides this blog, we also have a presence on Facebook at JMU Dukes in Hospitality and on LinkedIn at JMU Hospitality Alum and Friends. This is a great way to start building your network!

Full-time job: Farmington Country Club

Attention graduating seniors!

Farmington Country Club of Charlottesville, VA is hiring a full-time assistant banquet manager! If interested in this position, please contact Brandon Johnson for further information.

Brandon Johnson
Banquet Manager
Farmington Country Club
1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia  22901
(434) 245-7628

Making Connections: The Homestead

The Hospitality school would like to thank Mr. Peter Faraone for coming to share his  professional experiences with the students of JMU. His perspective of the industry was enlightening and great to hear! Many students even had the opportunity to make connections for future job and internship opportunities. Thank you Mr. Faraone!

Summer Internship: USA Today

USA TODAY is looking for students with social media skills for a unique and exciting internship.

USA TODAY College is working with the United Way on their Team NFL program. The United Way has a goal of cutting in half the number of high school dropouts by 2018. To do so, they are partnering with NFL players (1 from each of the 32 franchises) to help them in the effort to recruit more volunteers.

TEAM NFL is being led by United Way Ambassador and Philadelphia Eagles star Nnamdi Asomugha.

The United Way is looking to recruit social-media savvy juniors, seniors and grad students, who will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to support the NFL players and help them to reach their volunteer goals.

Internship details can be found HERE.

The application is open until tomorrow night (February 17th) at 5 PM!

Summer Internships: Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ is offering a paid internship for the upcoming summer under the supervision of alumni Doug Graubard, Director of Events. The club is the largest corporate based club in the country, currently bridging the gap into the individual/family member club market. Mr. Graubard handles an events department that hosts over 450 events annually. The club is also able to offer housing for the summer. For more information, contact Doug Graubard.

Doug Graubard
Director of Events
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club
811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Phone: 908-439-2123 ext. 108
Cell: 908-448-9153
Fax: 908-439-3741

Summer Internships: Shake Shack

SHAKE SHACK is launching a competitive Manager-in-Training (MIT) Intern Program for students entering their senior year of college. The program is ideal for students looking to learn more about being a manager in a quick service restaurant where hospitality comes first. The program begins May 30th and ends August 10th. All positions are paid $10/hour, and interns are expected to work between 35 and 40 hours per week.

MIT Interns will spend their summer learning the ins and outs of what it means to be a SHAKE SHACK Employee and Manager. Interns will be paired with a mentor manager who will work with them throughout the summer. They will also have an opportunity to shadow other Shack managers to gain a full understanding of all manager roles and responsibilities. The summer will be a condensed version of any new manager’s training and will begin

with basic station training and learning opening and closing procedures. learn various management duties including, but not limited to:

• Ordering • Weekly and Monthly inventories • Cash handling • Prep and receiving • Inventory and Labor management systems • Site and Food Evaluations • New Employee Orientations and Training • End of month procedures

Meet & Greet: Peter Faraone

Don’t miss out on the great networking opportunity with Peter Faraone tomorrow night (Thursday, February 16th)! Mr. Faraone is the General Manager of The Homestead Resort and will be speaking briefly about the property and today’s Resort industry in general. There will be a ‘meet and greet’ following his presentation with refreshments included. This event will begin at 7 PM in Godwin 354 and business attire is required. For more information on Mr. Faraone’s career, click HERE.

Summer Internships: American Junior Golf Association

The AJGA offers multiple paid in-house and traveling summer internships! For more information, visit

There are six great in-house internship opportunities during the summer (May – August/September) based in Braselton, GA. Working in-house is a great way to network with the entire AJGA family and have a hand in many different projects. All internships are Monday – Friday (40 hours a week) and paid $8.50 per hour.

1. Sponsorship
2. Communications
3. Communications Administrative
4. Player Services
5. Finance
6. IT

There are also opportunities to take advantage of traveling internships! These intern teams consist of entry-level operations and communications intern positions. The teams travel as a group to various tournaments around the country, working together to achieve common objectives. Internships are from Mid-May – August/September, with 10 to 12 events throughout the summer. This position is paid a weekly stipend of $225, all tournament-related traveling expenses, and a full wardrobe of Polo Golf/Polo Ralph Lauren clothing/Under Armour shoes/Sundog sunglasses. You must be at least 20 years old prior to May 15, 2012 to be considered.

Summer Experience in Napa

Attention Hospitality students!

There are only two spots left in the summer experience in Napa Valley with Reg & Tassie from May 5th-12th. You will gain an impressive education on wine, food, and the culture that influence this California region. To get an idea of what you will get to see and do, watch a documentary of last year’s trip HERE. The cost of this amazing travel-learning experience is $1,899 plus tuition. If you are a graduating senior, your trip will start a day later so you will not miss Graduation. Reminder, you must be 21 years old by May 5th to participate. If you have any questions and/or interest in the trip, contact Tassie ( or Reg ( today!