HAFA/HFTM Career Networking Night

Photo collages of alumni and students attending previous career networking nights

Stay tuned for details on our next event!

Thursday, March 9th, 2023
6:00  - 8:45 p.m. (Alumni, join us for dinner at 5 p.m.) Detailed schedule can be found below.
PJ's - Macdonald Stewart Hall - University of Guelph

  • Door Prizes!
  • Free Event!
  • Free Parking after 5 p.m. (lot across from Macdonald Stewart Hall)

Find further information for alumni and students below.

Welcome Alumni & all BComm Students!

This annual event continues to be a success thanks to the enthusiastic participation from our alumni and students.

Our fantastic alumni are excited to come back to the School to meet and share their career experiences with our students.

The format of the evening will include three 25-minute round table discussions between alumni and students with each table focusing on a specific career area of interest to students. 

Some of the career areas in the past have included:

  • Restaurant Management
  • HR Management
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Hotel Operations
  • Hospitality Development/Real Estate
  • Events/Sports Management
  • Tourism
  • Food and Beverage Sales
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship/Consulting

There will be three rotating sessions to give students the opportunity to explore different career options. Each area will be held in various rooms within the Macdonald Stewart Hall building.  Alumni will stay in designated rooms and students will rotate to their preferred field. Dress code is business or business/casual.


For more information and to sign up, contact Annie Benko - abenko@uoguelph.ca

Registration closes on March 1st at 4 p.m..


4:45 p.m.             Registration (MACS - Macdonald Stewart Hall -  PJ's Restaurant) 
5:00 - 5:50 p.m.  Dinner buffet in PJ's Restaurant - Macdonald Stewart Hall (U of G)
5:50 - 6:00 p.m.  Welcome and briefing
6:15 - 6:40 p.m.  Session 1 with students 
6:45 - 7:10 p.m.. Session 2 with students 
7:15 - 7:40 p.m.   Session 3 with students 
7:50 - 8:45 p.m.   Networking Reception - PJ's (First drink is complimentary, followed by a cash bar)

  • FREE Parking in the lot across from the School (Macdonald Stewart Hall) after 5 p.m. Parking Map
  • If you are aware of someone who would be interested in attending, please contact us
  • For more information, please contact Annie Benko, Associate Director, Alumni Advancement, Alumni Affairs & Development.
  • If you are not receiving any of our event notices, please visit Stay Connected to forward your new information/email. 

On behalf of the HAFA/HFTM Alumni Association, we look forward to seeing you soon.


Open to all BComm students!

Student Registration Link

Registration closes on March 3rd at noon.

  • When you register on the above link, you will choose 3 session groups that you are interested in attending.
  • Prior to the event, you will receive an information page with all session groups and room numbers within MACS.
  • Please think about questions you would like to ask our alumni prior to the event. Here are some sample questions.
  • You will meet in one of the MACS rooms for a welcome and briefing prior to 6 p.m.
  • Dress code is business casual.
  • Bring photo ID for 1 complimentary beverage (cash bar after) at the networking reception.


5:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Sign-in (MACS - Macdonald Stewart Hall Room 209) - Bring Photo ID 
6:00 p.m.              Welcome and briefing - (MACS Room 209)
6:15 - 6:40 p.m.   Session 1 with alumni - Various MACS rooms
6:45 - 7:10 p.m.  Session 2 with alumni
7:15 - 7:40 p.m.   Session 3 with alumni
7:50 - 8:45 p.m.   Networking Reception - PJ's  (First drink is complimentary, followed by a cash bar)  Register early! The reception will be capped at 50.

Student sample session questions

On behalf of the HAFA/HFTM Alumni Association, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Questions? Please contact: Alex Madott, Alumni Advancement Manager (519) 824-4120, ext 56929.

Past Event Photos