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As the demand for hospitality workers grows, Rosen College connects neighboring theme park and attraction giants to top talent from UCF.

Beloved Universal Studios characters took over UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management for its second annual Universal Day. With a Mardi Gras theme, the four-hour career fair, in partnership with Universal Destinations & Experiences, provides Rosen College students and recent graduates opportunities to network with entertainment industry professionals and land internships or jobs on the spot.

During the recruitment event, participants also gain insight into epic careers in food and beverage, park operations, aquatic attractions and more. As the demand for hospitality workers grows with industry expansion, Rosen College strives to connect neighboring theme park and attraction giants to top talent from UCF.

“These are collaborative events, not competitive ones. Students can utilize these opportunities to … develop interview skills … [and] learn more about the industry itself.”

— Mayara Martines, administrative support for professional internships at Rosen College

$660 billion

Estimated worth of the U.S. entertainment and media industry (as of 2020), which is experiencing a high demand for workers


Rosen College students are in paid internships from recruiting opportunities like Universal Day


Participants attended this year’s Universal Day

Minion character from Despicable Me walks down the aisle of a crowded auditorium.

A man wearing a suit and speaking

A woman wearing a suit and speaking

A person dressed up in Mardi Gras themed clothing and a dinosaur masks wears stilts whole giving beads to a student