Friday, December 18, 2009

MSU hospitality students work and learn at IH/M&RS

Nearly 60 students from Michigan State University's School of Hospitality Business traveled to New York City Nov. 6 to 10 to work at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS). The students were selected based on their leadership and volunteer activities within MSU, as well as their academic records.

The students were responsible for the school's exhibit booth at the show all three days. In addition, they attended MSU's annual Celebration of Leadership at The Waldorf=Astoria on Nov. 7, which honored the school's Alumni Association Industry Leader of the Year and the five new inductees in its Wall of Fame. At the event, 50 of the students had the opportunity to network with young MSU Hospitality School alumni at a gathering designed for them.

The students also toured The Waldorf=Astoria, Red Lobster at Times Square, Darden Restaurant's The Capital Grille and the Harvard Club of New York City as part of a professional experiences program set up by the school's Student and Industry Resource Center. For more information, visit