Why Recruit at Chaplin

With the help of partners in the hospitality and tourism industry, the Chaplin School’s dedicated career development team is able to provide a wide range of services to students and alumni.


FIU hospitality graduates the most Hispanic, Black and International students than any other university. With a diverse student body and an emphasis on global learning, Chaplin School students are equipped with a comprehensive set of skills and practical experiences that provide a solid foundation for a successful career.


Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States and the world. It is ranked #6 among U.S. Public Universities, #31 globally, and #1 for its online bachelor's degree program.


 Students are the center of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s vision, which is to transform hospitality and tourism… one learner at a time, for a lifetime.


Students are taught by Chaplin School faculty members with strong academic credentials combined with excellent teaching skills and extensive executive-level industry experience to inspire them to become leaders in hospitality and tourism.

Student Specialties

The curriculum at the Chaplin School prepares students to work in a variety of hospitality settings. With many majors to choose from, students can study the most relevant topics in the industry. Learn more about the programs we offer.

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management - Handshake

The FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Career Development Office has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform. Handshake is your one-stop shop to find smart, skilled candidates that are an ideal fit for today's environment.

Ways Employers can Get Involved

With the help of partners in the hospitality and tourism industry, the Chaplin School's dedicated career services team is able to provide a wide range of services to students and alumni.

  • Hire with Ease

    Recruit FIU Chaplin School students and alumni for full-time, part-time, seasonal or internship positions. Campus recruiting is easy and takes place through our platform called Handshake. Recruiting is encouraged in the fall (end of August through December) and spring (January through April).

  • Planning and Scheduling Visits

    To plan and schedule visits, contact Lourdes Gomez, Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Career Development at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Career Development Office.

  • Information Sessions/Tabling

    Promote your organization by sharing its history, mission, initiatives and values, and meet potential candidates by sharing your open opportunities. Host an information session on-campus or virtually.

  • Workshops

    Your company can host any of our Career Development Workshops in person or virtually, which take place at least once a semester. It’s an opportunity to lead the way in:

    • Resume review & tips
    • Interview Tips
    • LinkedIn Advice
    • Leadership Skills
    • Professional Development
    • Career Paths
    • Salary Negotiation
    • Branding Yourself
  • Behind-the-scenes Tour (Virtual or in person)

    Students want to engage. This is your chance to invite students to have an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of your organization and introduce students to industry professionals within your organization and conduct interviews.

  • Become a guest speaker in a classroom

    The Chaplin School offers students multiple courses every semester both in person and online. Provide industry insight by sharing your experience, expertise and more about your company.

  • Career Fair (Virtual & On-campus)

    Nearly 200 students sign up for and attend our career fairs every semester. Recruit, engage and gain access to skilled and eager students and alumni at our Hospitality virtual and on campus career fairs.

    Should your organization have materials that must be shipped, please clearly label the boxes with your organization name and send to the appropriate address.

    Ship to:
    Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Florida International University | Biscayne Bay Campus
    Attn: Career Development Office
    Room: HM 332
    3000 Northeast 151 Street,
    North Miami, FL. USA. 33181

  • Tailored Fair

    Want to showcase your own brand? We can partner with your company to host an exclusive job fair. Build awareness of your company and recruit hospitality students and alumni through a tailored fair for your organization.

  • Customized Recruiting Opportunity

    Chaplin School offers many other ways to customize engagement with our students. Sponsor a “lunch and learn”, an expert panel for a seminar, or even offer students a “mini-course” in your company’s expertise. Customize an engagement event based on your expertise and network with students and alumni.

Reverse Career Fair

fiu_reversefair.jpgOur Reverse Career Fairs are comprised of a smaller group of students who will be creating a "vision board" of their future career goals and successes and showcasing their vision boards to employers. This would be an opportunity for employers to speak to those students and learn more about them and their career paths/journeys. Instead of employers having their own designated tables like a traditional career fair, the students will have their own tables and boards to present!

Interested in staying up to date on upcoming activities and events for employers? Contact Lourdes Gomez.

Student events

  • Resume Workshop
  • Speed Mentoring
  • Career Panel
  • Hospitality Day Employer Luncheon

Official sponsorship includes:

  • All items above
  • Table for Hospitality Day – 3 representatives
  • Special recognition as the Official Sponsor of Career Week in Chaplin School website, large size corporate logo with a direct link to your corporate website.

Sponsorship includes branding and recognition in all Career Week events

  • Flyers
  • Chaplin Career Connections newsletter – Weekly distribution to students and alumni
  • Internal AV screens and system.
  • Chaplin Connections Newsletter (Dean’s Newsletter)
  • Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism website
  • Official Career Week Sponsorship

As the official Career Week Sponsor, you will be the ONLY sponsor of all events of the week, including the ones listed above.

Partner with the career development program and hire Chaplin School students and graduates. For more information, contact the assistant director of employer relations, Lourdes Gomez.