Students, Faculty Get Access to Trends in Shared Ownership Investments

The 16th Annual Shared Ownership Investment Conference (SOIC) welcomed more than 500 guests at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on October 13 - 14, 2014. For the first time this year, the Chaplin School has been designated the Exclusive Educational Partner, providing a great opportunity for students and faculty to attend the conference. Dean Mike Hampton opened the two-day conference alongside Bryan Ten Broek, senior vice president of resort sales and marketing for Interval International. Dean Hampton also moderated the CEO's panel discussion, "View from the Top", an event that brought together four distinguished leaders in the hospitality industry who spoke from their unique perspectives about the challenges and opportunities in the shared ownership sector. The panelists were: Jonathan Fredricks, president of Welk Resorts, Craig M. Nash, chairman and CEO of Interval Leisure Group, Roberto Rotter, executive director of Plaza Hotels, and president of Forum de Operadores Hoteleiros do Brasil (FOHB), and Stephen P. Weisz, president and CEO of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. More than 15 hospitality management students volunteered to provide support and logistical assistance to the conference.

Paid Part-Time Employment Opportunities Available for SOBEWFF 2015 – Be Part of the Action!

The 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine (SOBEWFF) will take place February 19 – 22, 2015 and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is looking for students to take on key leadership roles within the Festival. Several opportunities are available now. Students can visit the FIU Human Resources website to search and apply for vacancies. Use the keyword SOBEWFF to search. Positions that are available include: SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Event Manager Assistant SOBEWFF Event Manager Assistant SOBEWFF Student HR Coordinator Be sure to visit the FIU HR website to often to view additional positions. Visit the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE website to learn more about the Festival.