Hospitality career fairs: Student perceptions of value and usefulness


The study examined the experience of students majoring in hospitality and tourism management who attended an annual career fair sponsored by the department. The purpose of this study was to ascertain student attitudes regarding their perception of the value of attending career fairs and the recruiting efforts conducted. Questionnaires were completed by students upon departing the career fair. It was found that most students agreed that participation in the career fair increased student knowledge about their specific areas of interest. It was found that student interest in hospitality and tourism careers increased as a result of attendance at the career fair. Different patterns of career fair attendance were found among different demographic groups. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism