HAFA/HFTM Career Networking Night

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 for the next HAFA/HFTM Career Networking Night - held in a virtual platform!

Details below are from our 2020 in-person event.  As we move to a similar, but virtual platform, we will up-date this webpage and post on our social media platforms when the registration link is available.


Welcome Alumni & 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 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   Photo of HAFA/HFTM alumni speaking with students
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/Accounting
  • HR Management
  • Tourism
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Foodservice
  • Sales    
  • Hotel Management
  • Hotel Sales
  • Club Management
  • Catering, etc.

There will be several rotating sessions to give students the opportunity to visit with different career areas.  Each area will be held in various rooms within Macdonald Stewart Hall. Alumni will stay in designated rooms and students will rotate to their preferred field. Dress code is business or business/casual.  We hope you are able to join us!


You will not be registering for this event prior, but will sign-in the evening of the event. Meet outside of MACS 129.
At registration you will receive an information page with all the session groups/rooms.


Students do not register prior to January 27th.

5:30 - 6 p.m.       Register outside of (Location TBA) - Bring ID

6:00 p.m.            Welcome and briefing - (Location TBA)

6:15 - 6:40 p.m.   Session 1 with students - Various MACS rooms

6:45 - 7:10 p.m..  Session 2 with students

7:15 - 7:40 p.m.   Session 3 with students

7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - Networking Reception - PJ's


Contact Elizabeth Rauchenstein to register.


4:30 - 5 p.m.     Registration/ID (Outside of PJ's)

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Dinner buffet in PJ's in the atrium of Macdonald Stewart Hall

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

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.   Networking Reception - PJ's

We welcome all alumni! If you are aware of someone who would be interested in attending, please contact us.

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 in January.

For more information, please contact: Patrick Cook, Alumni Advancement Manager (519) 824-4120, ext 56929.

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