We’re Off to See the Wizard…

An Emerald Affair

MANAGERS: Ariel Spagnolo, Rachel Lewis, Ryan Larson, Kelly McGraw, Brooke Romm, Kate Willner FOLLOWING THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: Guests entered the Reception by following Dorthy over the mystical bridge into the land of Oz. Characters including the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Dorthy dazzled the guests as they were led along the famous Yellow Brick Road INVITATION FROM OZ: Oz announced his cordial invitation for the guests to indulge in his delightful meal accompanied bt a performance by The Wizard of Oz characters. Click HERE to view the Managers’ website

JMU Fall Career & Internship Fair 2012

When: Monday, October 1 from 12-4pm

Where: Festival Ballroom

All JMU students! The Fall 2012 Career Fair will provide full-time and internship opportunities to all majors. Current JMU students (undergraduate and graduate) and JMU alumni are welcome to attend. Remember to dress professionally, research employers of interest, and bring hard copies of your resume. There is a list provided of companies attending on the Recruit-A-Duke website. For directions on how to view the list and sign in, please click HERE! There will be a Linkedin photo-booth set up at the Fair so students can have a professional picture taken while looking their best. There will also be a chance to win a $1000 scholarship! Just sign in at a kiosk when you arrive and complete the survey before you leave to be entered into the drawing.

Some tips on how to prepare for the Career Fair:

  • Have your resume ready. This will be a vital reference tool for employers. Career and Academic planning offers both instructions on resume development and resume review services. For more details please visit their website. http://www.jmu.edu/cap/
  • Do your research. Know relevant information about the companies of your interest. On Recruit-A-Duke, you can read an overview of the position’s info. Make sure you are aware of the companies’ overall description, mission, and any current news.
  • Prepare a Plan of Action. Give some thought before you approach an employer. You want to introduce yourself, demonstrate your interest in the organization, and be prepared to discuss your education and work experiences.
  • “Elevator Speech”. Be prepared to share a one-minute summary about yourself, as it will introduce you to the employer in a meaningful and effective manner. Include where you are now (your degree, program, year in college), where you have been (your career-related experience), and where you are going (your future goals). Share your interest in the organization and what you have to offer them. Want to stand out? Mention something relevant about their company that you learned as a result of your research.
  • Dress appropriately. A suit is the best possible choice for men and women. Remember that it is always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Women: pants, or skirts / dresses should be at least to the knee, styled hair, shoes should be closed toe, wearing hose is recommended, and removal of jewelry from visible piercings. Men: conservative shirt and tie, polished shoes, styled hair, and removal of jewelry from all visible piercings.

Information taken from Career and Academic Planning Website. To view the complete Career and Internship Checklist, please click HERE!

Dr. Reg Foucar-Szocki Honored with Lifetime Academic Achievement Award

Dr. Reginald Foucar-Szocki, better known to his friends, family, and the students and faculty of the School of Hospitality as “Reg,” was recently honored with the 2012 Lifetime Academic Achievement Award from Michigan State University. Reg has been with JMU since 1989 and has made a tremendous impact over his last 23 years being involved in the HTM Program and the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management. In addition to his contributions at James Madison University, Reg has served as a J.W. Marriot Professor and academic unit head, was president and chairman of the board for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, and is the founding associate editor of Housteur Magazine. Along with his B.S degree from Michigan State University, Reg completed his studies for his masters at Buffalo State University, and went on to earn his Ed.D. from Syracuse University.

Reg was the perfect candidate for the Lifetime Academic Achievement Award. MSU established this award to provide recognition to those alumni who have shown extraordinary leadership throughout their professional careers and who have distinguished themselves by achieving a consistently high level of excellence in their endeavors. He was recognized for his numerous and impressive accomplishments over the time of his professional career involving classroom work, professional development activities, and volunteer-outreach in the community.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award. Being one of the recipients is truly a most special time for me, my family, and my colleagues at JMU.” -Reg

The James Madison School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management commends Reg for this outstanding accomplishment in his life. We are extremely gratified that we have Reg as part of the HM family and have the opportunity to learn from such an influential person in the hospitality industry.

We congratulate you Reg for this phenomenal and well-deserved award!

Disney World Resort: Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2013!

Disney World recruiters are currently on their nationwide search for bright, talented students seeking an internship opportunity of a lifetime as a Disney College Program participant at the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

They are currently looking for students to participate in the following program sessions for 2013:

Walt Disney World Resort (near Orlando, FL)

  • 2013 Spring – approximately mid/late January and ends in early/mid May
  • 2013 Spring Advantage – approximately late January/early February through early/mid August
  • 2013 Spring Advantage Quarter – approximately March/April through early January
    Note: The Spring Advantage Quarter session is reserved exclusively for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar

Disneyland Resort (in Anaheim, CA)

  • 2013 Spring– approximately mid January/early February and ends in mid August

How to apply: