Student Experience

You are probably like a lot of our graduates, who love careers managing businesses that focus on making people comfortable and happy. Our job as educators in hospitality is to help you shape yourself into a successful hospitality industry manager. We've helped thousands of graduates of the Dedman College of Hospitality launch careers as hospitality managers, owners and leaders.

These are some of their stories.


I will always be grateful.

"I not only figured out where I wanted to go, but I received the tools I needed to get there."

Emma Blanton (’14)
Guest Relations and Club Lounge Manager
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

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Proud to say I'm a graduate.

"I have no doubt the successes of my peers and me after college have been due to the commitment of their faculty and staff."

Devin Birkes (’16)
Front Desk Supervisor
Four Seasons Hotel Miami

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Molded me into the person I am today.

"I am grateful for the transformation in my professional development, and even more grateful for the friends and mentors I found along the way."

Lauren Flannery (’17)
Manager in Training
Four Seasons Hotel Boston

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Experiences I will cherish through my life.

"I found opportunities to participate in amazing internships, thanks to the school’s relationships with alumni and industry professionals."

Jorge Rivera ('14)
Food & Beverage Manager
Slammer & Squire, World Golf Village Resort, St. Augustine, Florida

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Now, I am a leader.

"Each class helped inspire me to the point where I would one day choose a leadership position to inspire those around me."

Nicole Rosenbaum ('15)
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Dallas

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