Monday, March 15, 2010

MSU hospitality students learn from industry experts at ALIS

Four Michigan State University (MSU) students in The School of Hospitality Business' Real Estate Investment Club (REIC), volunteered at the 9th annual Americas Lodging Investors Summit (ALIS) Jan. 25 to 27 in San Diego. The students--Emily Lustig, Patrick Beal, Neil Naran and Garrett Ross--are all enrolled in MSU's School of Hospitality Business Real Estate and Development Specialization.

Student volunteers from MSU's School of Hospitality Business pose with industry professionals and MSU alumni at the 9th annual ALIS.

All student volunteers at ALIS, including many from other hospitality programs around the country, were responsible for staffing registration and information booths. Some of the students also worked during the breakout and plenary sessions. The four MSU students also participated in the breakout sessions, attended the keynote speaker presentations and networking receptions and connected with former MSU students at an alumni/student event.

"We learned so much," said Lustig in a statement. "But we also expanded our alumni network, and represented [The School of Hospitality Business]. We will share this information with other students, especially those in the Real Estate Investment Club, including lecture presentations and guest speakers whom we met at ALIS."