CIA Career Fairs

  • Career Ready Advantage

    At the CIA, we build food and hospitality careers. In fact, we’re so committed to the success of our students, the CIA hosts the best college career fair in the world of food—exclusively for CIA students and grads. Three times a year, every year, more than 100+ of the very best food, beverage, and hospitality companies attend the CIA Career Fair—looking to hire. And given our industry reputation (and that of our alumni), the employers and the job opportunities come to you, not the other way around. That’s the CIA advantage.

  • Networking Nirvana

    Networking Nirvana

    CIA Career Fairs attract food and hospitality employers from all over the country eager to actively recruit internship candidates, soon-to-be CIA graduates, and alumni ready for the next career step. Here you’ll get the chance to connect one-on-one with multiple company representatives all in one place—ask questions, talk up your skills and make important networking connections. And those connections often lead to on-the-spot job and internship interviews with highly interested recruiters. How’s that for a CIA networking win?

  • Fall Career Fair Highlights

    • Attended by 159 companies and 360+ recruiters (55 were alumni!) representing a diverse range of food and hospitality businesses
    • Visited by 1,600 total students
    • Led to 1,700 reported student and alumni interviews with highly interested employers

    Year-Round Access to New Job Opportunities

    Culinary Connect, our online job site exclusively for CIA students and alumni, grants additional access to more than 33,700 industry employers. In 2021, more than 1,690 new job opportunities were posted.

  • What Recruiters Say:

  • Melissa Termyna, Director of People & Culture, Gurney’s Resorts
    Zane Holmquist ’91, VP of F&B Operations / Corporate Chef, Stein Eriksen Lodge
    Andrew Chabot, ’02, VP of Food and Beverage, Blackberry Farm / Blackberry Mountain
  • Become the Best of the Best

    CIA graduates are a cut above the rest. It’s why top food and hospitality companies continually look to hire them—they’re the best of the best. Are you ready to join them? Hear why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.