Updated: May 28, 2021
Focusing on student internships, this session will explore how we can best assist students about their options. The session will identify the importance of the career connection made through an internship – does it lead to employment? We will also discuss the importance of expanding our advice to include opportunities beyond the traditional THE industries given the current industry climate.
The tourism and hospitality industry has been incredibly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobs have been lost, businesses have closed, and the road to recovery will be long and hard fought. Join PHL Diversity as we explore the various challenges facing hospitality industry professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A diverse panel of speakers will discuss various ways the pandemic has effected hospitality professionals, including:
Adapting positions to developing business models
As changes in education evolve during the COVID-19 Pandemic, so does the importance of discussing the future of educational delivery, as well as student outcome expectations. This panel will explore how both educators and students are affected by these current challenges and how this will impact students of all ages and specifically students who will soon be transitioning into the workforce.
Moderator: Elizabeth H. Barber, PhD, CHE, Director of Development & Professor Emeritus Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management.
Opening Speaker: John Kroll, President, Keating Hospitality, PHL Diversity’s Vice Chair
Naima Hall, Director, Center for Student Professional Development, Temple University.
Ava Roberts, Student B.S. in Hotel Restaurant & Tourism Management, Cheyney University ‘22
Catherine Glatts, Vice President, Career and Technical Education, Mercy Career & Technical High School
Candice Matthews Bass, Deputy Director, Workforce & Community Development, Philabundance
Lynsey Madison, PhD, Department Head, Business Leadership, Fashion & Hospitality, Assistant Profession, Community College of Philadelphia
Lauren McCulligan, Academic Advisor, School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Temple University
Join the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and its PHL Diversity division in an engaging conversation with regional transportation leaders about steps they are taking collectively to keep travelers safe as we look forward to welcoming back diverse meetings and conventions in 2021.
Moderator: Kevin Moran, Senior Manager, Urban Land Institute
Opening Speaker: Greg DeShields, Executive Director, PHL Diversity
Darlene Abubakar, Senior Director of Advertising, Amtrak
Sue Cornell, Senior Director of Public Engagement, Philadelphia Parking Authority
Adam Mitchell, C.M., Deputy Chief Revenue Officer, Philadelphia International Airport