FSU Dedman School of Hospitality opens Marriott Career and Professional Development Center

Photo of ribbon cutting

(L-R) Sarah Collins, FSU Foundation Director of Development, Student Affairs; Don Farr, Director of the Dedman School of Hospitality; Alishia Piotrowski, Director of the Dedman School of Hospitality’s Marriott Career and Professional Development Center

By: Bob Branciforte

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality hosted a grand opening of its Marriott Career and Professional Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour, Oct. 19.

The hospitality-focused center, established with a generous $2 million gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, opened following three months of renovations to existing space at FSU’s University Center. The state-of-the-art facility offers students opportunities to polish their interview skills, fine-tune résumés and cover letters, as well as network with industry leaders, recruiters and prominent alumni.