Hospitality Career Expo 2023
Current Students

Everything You Should Know About Hospitality Career Expo

Important information about navigating and preparing for this year's job fair can be found below.

February 17, 2022, 10:00 am-2:00 pm PST


It's your best chance all year to get in front of the greatest number of employers. We have dozens of companies participating that are interested in hiring students for part-time, full-time, seasonal and internship opportunities. This event is open to current Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni.

  • Action Property Management
  • Cal Poly Pomona - University Housing Services
  • Compass Group USA
  • Ecolab
  • Encore
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • HEI Hotels and Resorts
  • Hershey Entertainment & Resort
  • Hilton
  • Irvine Company
  • Irvine Lanes Bowling Center
  • La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Resort Operations
  • NOOR
  • Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Trinity Property Consultants


Register for the Career Expo at this link or by clicking the button below.

Check out this 2-minute video for help signing up. 


If you need to cancel a session you signed up for, please cancel through Handshake AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This allows another student to take your spot with that employer. If you no show for the session, a report is generated and sent to me for review. The Deans office, your faculty advisors and I will be reaching out to all students who fail to attend their reserved session to discuss professional etiquette for meetings and the reason for your absence.

HMC will have a Green Room for all students attendees on the day of the Hospitality Career Expo. Student leaders will be on hand to help with elevator pitches, to check-in on progress, to help get you through nerves, and answer any questions about the fair.
The Green Room will be open from 9:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Stop by to unwind and prepare! Visit the Green Room on event day by joining this Zoom meeting.

Not on Handshake yet? Find out how to activate your account to get your profile started. This 6-minute video shows you how. Make sure your profile on Handshake is complete. This 9-minute video will walk you through the steps.
Have your elevator pitch prepared and practiced! When you speak with the representatives you will want to share about yourself, this 6-minute video can help you craft one. Choose your professional outfit. Even though we are participating from our homes around the globe, dress like you would for an interview. For tips on dressing, this 4-minute video can give you some good ideas.
Check your lighting, background, and video settings. Make sure your background isn’t too cluttered, the light is creating too high of contrast, and your audio works. This twelve-minute video walks you through some great tips.
Get your resume looked at! The Career Center has a virtual drop-in. Email your resume to and one of the amazing peer advisors will get back to you with suggestions and/or a time to meet with them. You can see a 1-minute video here for help.