Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

CIA Hosts Largest Career Fair Since 2008

The CIA brought 280 recruiters to its Hyde Park, NY campus in February for the largest career fair at the college in six years—since before the economic downturn. Companies from all sectors of foodservice and hospitality actively sought recent and soon-to-be graduates for positions. Career Fair February 2014

Acting Director of Career Services Ronald Hayes ’02 notes that restaurant companies like Jean-Georges Restaurants, the Charlie Palmer Group, and Bread Alone attended the fair. “These restaurants don’t have to recruit. People come to them looking for jobs,” Hayes says. “But they’re coming to the source, because demand is really high for CIA graduates. They know they’ll be hiring a superior employee.”

In a sign that the food world is leading the economic recovery, each of the last 16 fairs at the CIA has seen a growth in companies attending from the same season the year before. In 2013, the fairs combined to welcome a record 885 recruiters.

Organizations recruiting CIA graduates include fine-dining restaurants, bakeries, hotels and resorts, country clubs, casual dining chains, caterers, supermarkets, healthcare and educational institutions, research and development companies, airport concessions, and corporate dining, to name just a few.

The CIA has long hosted career fairs on its Hyde Park campus, where recruiters actively look to hire students for externship field experience and graduates for a wide range of jobs in kitchens and dining rooms and on management tracks. Similar Career Networking Days have now launched at the Greystone and San Antonio campuses.

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