Externship Sponsor Fair

  • For three weeks during the spring semester, executive chefs and human resource representatives travel to our campus to meet with culinary and baking students. These professionals devote a full day to IUP students presenting information about their properties, giving career advice, and interviewing students for externship positions.

    Employers who recently visited our campus to recruit students:

    The American Club, Kohler, WI

    The American Club Resort has been recognized as a Forbes Five-Star destination. One of 76 worldwide, and the first and only in the state of Wisconsin. This illustrious distinction goes along with the AAA Five Diamond Award, a prestigious honor for 28 consecutive years.
    The American Club 

    The Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC

    The Biltmore Estate offers exquisite accommodations, relaxed elegance, and fine dining in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Awarded Four Stars by Mobil Travel Guide and Four Diamonds by AAA, the Biltmore Estate has been on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for five years running.
    Biltmore Company

    Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL

    Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. Situated on 356 acres in fabled South Florida, the Resort offers a delicious array of dining options.
    Boca Raton Resort and Club

    Hollywood Casino, Grantville, PA

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course features a variety of entertainment options and an array of casual and fine dining outlets.

    Hollywood Casino

    Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, TX

    Horseshoe Bay Resort is an exclusive, AAA Four-Diamond resort in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

    Horseshoe Bay Resort

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah, SC

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort, one of the nation’s finest resorts is home to the Forbes Five-star rated Sanctuary Hotel. The resort is located on a secluded, 10-mile-long barrier island located only 30 minutes from historic Charleston.

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    The Marriott, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

    A luxurious New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter, located steps from Bourbon Street, the Convention Center, downtown business district, and iconic Big Easy attractions, the Marriott New Orleans is fresh from a recent $38-million renovation. The Marriott Hotel in New Orleans is home to the award-winning 5 Fifty 5, serving up a dining experience worthy of its French Quarter location.  

    Mountain Air Country Club, Burnesville, NC

    Located atop the Blue Ridge Mountains 35 minutes from Asheville, Mountain Air is a private residential community and club. The property is surrounded by serene forests and, at 4,919 feet above sea level, guests can enjoy the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountain Air was named “America’s Best Community.”
    Mountain Air Country Club

    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, is one of only 21 hotels and resorts in the world to host AAA Five-Diamond lodging and dining. Nemacolin also boasts an impressive collection of restaurants and lounges, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec, a forward-thinking fine dining experience. IUP Culinary Arts alumna Kristin Butterwoth is the executive chef at Lautrec. 
    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

    Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

    For over 40 years, Ocean Reef Club has enjoyed a reputation as an exclusive destination for business meetings, retreats, incentive travel, and special celebrations. A remarkable combination of an ideal private location, luxury accommodations, impeccable service, and unsurpassed amenities is tucked away in the Florida Keys. Ocean Reef Club is located at the northern tip of the northernmost chain of islands that sweeps southwestward into the Caribbean.
    Ocean Reef Club

    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Oglebay Resort and Conference Center offers 1,700 acres of year-round recreational opportunities and excellent overnight accommodations while retaining its picturesque natural beauty. For generations, families, groups, and individuals have indulged in the tradition and spirit that make Oglebay unique.
    Oglebay Resort

    Omni-Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, PA

    AAA Four-Diamond Omni-Beford Springs Resort offers luxurious guest room accommodations and multiple dining venues known for offering a premier food and wine experience.
    Omni-Bedford Springs Resort

    Penn State Food Services, State College, PA

    A unit in the Penn State Auxiliary and Business Services area, Penn State Food Services operates multiple food outlets ranging from campus dining commons to coffee shops to full-scale restaurants. This unit also operates a catering service featuring delivered cuisine, event catering, and barbecues.
    Penn State Food Services

    Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, The Village of Pinehurst, NC

    Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, the 2,000-acre Pinehurst Resort offers historic southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, family recreational activities, and eight world-class golf courses. A variety of dining options are offered ranging from elegant and upscale to family-friendly and sports-themed.
    Pinehurst Resort and Country Club

    The Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn, Farmington, PA

    Located in Pennsylvania's Laurel Mountains, the Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn is a national historic landmark which first opened its doors in 1822.
    The Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn

    Springfield Restaurant Group, Mercer, PA

    Established in 1979, the Springfield Restaurant Group includes eight restaurants in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
    Springfield Restaurant Group

    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Locations throughout MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA

    This family-owned regional supermarket chain has appeared on Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since 1998. Wegmans offers externs opportunities to rotate through a variety of departments in a fast-paced environment.
    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.