By Autumn Anderson, Employment Brand Sourcing Manager
It’s that time again! The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) National Conference starts TODAY, and we couldn’t be more excited.
As a proud sponsor of this conference year after year, the Sodexo team will be suited up and ready to meet up-and-coming stars in the hospitality industry. In the past three years, we’ve been making on-the-spot job offers and have hired over 60 NSMH students for our food service and environmental services roles.
So why is this partnership with NSMH such a big deal? For one, the students in the organization have what it takes to be successful in a Sodexo management career. Things like drive, dependability and passion make them good fits for our jobs that require the ability to take initiative and get things done, while also maintaining a focus on providing quality of life for customers and clients. This is also the perfect opportunity for our recruiters and operators to connect face-to-face with a diverse group of students from top hospitality programs across the country.
If you’re a member who’s heading to DC this week, take a quick peek below to meet three of our very own former NSMH students turned Sodexo recruiters who share why you could be a good fit for the company and what they love about their jobs!
|Derren Thompson, Sr. Recruiter|
NSMH Member 1992-1995
"NSMH students are good fits for Sodexo because they are prepared to lead, to ask critical questions and - most of all - assist in the development of new ways of doing things. They are prepared to be different and prepared to work long hours because they want to grow. They do not have a problem putting in the time if they see that it will go somewhere in the future, as it can at Sodexo.”
|Amanda St. John, Sr. Recruiter|
NSMH Member 2000-2003
"What I love about my job is the sense of pride that comes from being a part of a company that is the leader in our industry and one of the largest globally. I feel valued, respected and know that if I am interested in exploring growth opportunities - with a little work and preparation - the options are almost endless for upward mobility or even lateral growth. In a company as large and diversified as Sodexo, a lateral move can result in tremendous growth potential.”
|Coral Zelachowski, Sr. Recruiter|
NSMH Member 2003-2004
“NSMH members are a good fit for Sodexo because of our mutual commitment to diversity. Both organizations continue to shape the future of the hospitality industry through continuous improvement.”
Interested in learning more about Sodexo career opportunities or asking questions to the recruiters featured above? Stop by our Hospitality Booth on Friday, February 5 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. to chat with our team!