During previous industry job panel sessions, students have been able to ask questions and network with professionals.

During previous industry job panel sessions, students have been able to ask questions and network with professionals.

Job industry panel March 4 for those seeking career in Hospitality, Recreation, Tourism

  • March 3, 2014 9:00am

Cal State East Bay students and alumni interested in a career in the Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism industries are invited to attend an industry job panel taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, on the university's Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. It will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union. Admission is free.

Those in attendance will learn what executives, managers, recruiters, and leaders in the industry want from job candidates, according to Zach Hallab, associate professor in CSUEB's Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, who will be the panel moderator and is the department's hospitality management coordinator.

Joining the panel of experts -- each of whom are CSUEB alumni -- are: Keelin Jardin '08, program manager for Baywood Court Senior Living Center; Christas Mekki '13, proprietor of Magnetic Magnificent Events; Shamil Nawar '08, assistant manager of Intero Real Estates Services; Patrick O'Brien '71, retired general manager  of East Bay Regional Park District; and Adam Soto '08, inflight teammate for Virgin America.

The job panel session will be streamed live online through Pioneer TV at www.pioneerwebtv.com.

The industry job panels series is co-sponsored by Cal State East Bay, Associated Students Inc. of CSUEB, the Cal State EAst Bay Alumni Association, and the Office of Academic Advising and Career Education.

-- Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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