Students build strong resumes through meaningful experiences prior to graduation.
You will participate in at least
one industry internship. The internship possibilities are numerous and
can vary from something close to home or beyond our borders at a world class
resort. You have the option to help develop where you would like to
complete your internship experience.
Some of the places where students
have interned in the past are a private club in Ohio, Disney World, the
Westin in Hilton Head S.C. or a resort in Hawaii. Your internship will
give you valuable work experience and help market you for your dream
job. Many times internships can turn into an offer for a full time
career after graduation.
Some of the places where our students have completed internships:
- Disney World
- Westin Hotels and Resorts
- Marriott Hotels and Resorts
- Cattawba Island Country Club
Meredith Hoops is majoring in sport and event management (SPEM) and hospitality management with a minor in coaching and marketing. This summer, she spent time in Colorado Springs, Colorado for an internship that focused on event management with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We asked her to tell us more about what she's learning.
What I'm learning: "I laugh every time everyone asks me what my job entails. Essentially, anything and everything you could imagine. Inventory, contact with rentals, ticket reports, refunds, merchandise, spectator questions, competitors mailings, bulletins through e-mail, set-up, opening ceremonies, run of show, etc. The list never ends. I am learning anything and everything that goes into an event that has been around for almost 100 years and how to plan for the unexpected."
What I'd like to do after graduation: "I intend on coming back to Colorado post graduation in hopes of landing an event management job. Colorado is filled with countless sports organizations so it's the perfect spot for someone looking for what I am."
Click here to read about some of the challenges Meredith faced during her internship.
The following resources are available to UF students:
Oiler Connection - As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance employment services to
students, the Office of Internship Placement has
implemented a FREE online registration service. Once registered, you
have 24/7 access to internship postings.
Job Fairs - Please view our Calendar of Events for upcoming events.
On-Campus Interviews - Watch for emails notifying you of the interviews.
Please contact the office of
Internship and Placement for your required forms
and additional information by calling 800-472-9502 or speak with a