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Hospitality Management SIXe

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The Department of Hospitality Management at the University of San Francisco presents the 3rd Annual USF Hospitality Management Student Industry Exchange event (SIXe) on April 13, 2015 at The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Company Elevator Pitch” & General Networking Sessions
The Student Industry Exchange event will include a “Company Elevator Pitch” (CEP) program. “CEP Table Hosts” will get the opportunity to give 10-minute elevator pitches to small groups of USF Hospitality Management freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.  The format will be in a modified “speed dating” rotation where you will have the opportunity to present and network with the students.  The idea is to give your company as much exposure as possible to as many students as possible during the given time frame and to have some fun doing it.  Additionally, we will give time at the end of the event for further networking in greater depth.

 

Management Team

Christa Christa Green
Talent Manager
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She was born and raised in San Jose, CA, just south of San Francisco. Christa has been dabbling in the world of events since high school when she discovered her passion for logistics and helping to create long-lasting memories for people through her roles in various events. Throughout her college career, Christa has danced around the event industry through a variety of internships. These include planning donor events and managing concession sales at Music@Menlo, assisting with sales tracking at the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office, and planning small and large scale events for student and faculty groups at Events Management and Guest Services at USF. She is currently in training to become a wedding coordination professional with Caitlin Arnold Weddings and Events and hopes to pursue a career in the events and weddings industry in the Bay Area upon her graduation in May, where she will be able to create lifelong memories for couples for years to come.

The Department of Hospitality has provided Christa with the opportunity to turn her passion into a career through education in business as a whole and in the specifics of the hospitality industry as it relates to event management. She is so thankful to be a part of a program that values not only education, but also professional and personal development, which has allowed her to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Marian Luk Marian Luk
Catering Manager
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Marian is a Senior at USF, majoring in Hospitality Management. Born and raised in Hong Kong, China, she was exposed to the industry as she was traveling at different hotel properties around the world when she was young. She hopes one day that she is able to create the memories for the others like she received when she was a kid. As a transfer student, her previous work experience includes Front Desk Agent at the Holiday Inn and the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton inspired her to come back to school for higher education. Throughout her time at the University of San Francisco, she has had a variety of internships like Banquet Intern, Human Resource Intern, Front Desk Intern and Housekeeping Intern at the Fairmont San Francisco. Upon graduation in May, Marian plans to pursue a career in the hotel operation in San Francisco Bay Area where she is able to inspired to create memories and experience to the others.

The Department of Hospitality Management and Professor KO Odsather has helped Marian with internship opportunities and networking with the industry people. The department emphasizes the importance of networking. It has provided Marian with the opportunity to meet local hospitality leaders and help her to grow as a future leader with the Jesuit value education in the hospitality industry.

Marian Janes Marian Janes
Event Logistics Manager
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Marian Janes grew up in Portland, Oregon where a growing food scene led her to quickly fall in love with the hospitality industry. Before entering the program, she first started working in the industry at USF’s Events Management and Guest Services as an Operations Assistant. Now a Senior at USF, Marian continues working in this department as an Event Manager Intern but has also gained internship experience back home in Portland at The Benson, A Coast Hotel and Eat Your Heart Out Catering. Last spring, through an international student exchange program, she spent a semester studying in Barcelona at the Universitat Ramon Llull’s tourism school, Turismo Sant Ignasi. There, she gained a more global perspective of hospitality and had the opportunity to attend Mobile World Congress where she worked as a translator. Although she came into the profession of hospitality with dreams of opening her own bakery, she now plans to pursue a career in event management back home in Portland upon graduation.

She says that, above all, USF’s Department of Hospitality Management has helped her to realize and grow her potential, both personally and professionally. After four years in the program with all of her experiences in class, abroad, and throughout the industry, she feels as though the program fully prepared her to enter the workforce with confidence.

Easton Mayordomo Easton Mayordomo
General Manager
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Easton is a Junior at USF, majoring in Hospitality Management. He was born and raised in San Diego, loving all of the hotels and restaurants in the area. Easton started in the industry at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in San Francisco during his freshman year. Halfway through the year he heard about the Disney College Program and quickly grabbed the opportunity in their Food and Beverage Operations at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Upon returning from a semester long absence from USF, he continued his search for the top companies to be a part of and ended up as a Luxury Suite Concierge with the San Francisco Giants. During this past summer he moved to the Palace Hotel as a Front Office Intern and after a few months the internship materialized into the role of Guest Services Manager. Upon graduation he intends to move to New York City to be on the Global Brand Management team for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

He attributes the Department of Hospitality Management and Professor K.O. Odsather for all of his success thus far in the industry. The department has allowed him to grow as a leader in the Hotel Industry and at USF. The department’s unwavering support has allowed him to dream bigger than ever before, while continuing to foster his passion for the hospitality industry.

Janet Lee Janet Lee
Social Media and Marketing Manager
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Janet Lee is currently a Senior in the Department of Hospitality Management and will be graduating this May. Born and raised in San Francisco, she has grown up in one of the most diverse cultural melting pots in the world and has always been surrounded by tourism and travel. She is also deeply involved in USF’s CMAA student chapter as the President and works to help connect her fellow entry-level hospitality professional student members to some of the biggest names in the private club industry across the nation. Janet has worked from the ground up, excelling in a broad array of responsibilities from sales and marketing to social media administration for Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco as well as diverse food and beverage experience in cafes, restaurants, and fine dining catering events. Aside from her hospitality experience, she also works part-time as an independent event photographer for companies such as Catalyst S+F. As the Social Media and Marketing Manager for SIXe, she has developed and implemented event promotion and engagement strategies in order to create the most value for this year’s event attendees. Upon graduation, Janet hopes to launch her career in marketing for restaurants and hotels in San Francisco or New York.

Janet feels extremely fortunate to be surrounded by such a diverse student body in the Department of Hospitality Management. Being able to listen to such different perspectives and work experiences from all over the world in class, provide her with a broader insight on the industry.

Danielle Ranoa Danielle Ranoa
Registration and Financial Manager
dranoa@dons.usfca.edu
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Danielle Cheri is currently a Senior graduating in December from the Hospitality Management department. As a Bay Area native, she found herself exposed to many different cuisines and discovered a passion for baking and serving others at a young age. After watching her cousin graduate culinary school, she left accounting to join City College's culinary program but was encouraged by teachers to look at other positions the hospitality industry had to offer. While taking up running as a hobby during her last year of culinary school, she was fascinated by the logistics behind coordinating races and further found herself interested in event management. After obtaining her Culinary Degree, Danielle decided to seek further education and pursue USF’s Department of Hospitality Management. Her internship experiences have allowed her to explore both back of house and front of house positions in the food and beverage industry but she accredits her most memorable experience to have been with Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel as a Hotel Operations and Management Intern. Danielle is the Registration and Financial Manager for SIXe, and has learned many skills she can utilize to further her career upon graduation in December.

The Department of Hospitality Management, Professor K.O. Odsather and Professor Michelle Millar have helped Danielle with networking and internship opportunities as well as helping her realize her full potential. With only a year of experience in the program, the department has never failed to encourage her to continue improving and discovering opportunities in the workforce. With their undying support, Danielle is confident in her abilities to succeed in the industry after graduation.