You can find our Lerner College hospitality alumni succeeding in a wide range of careers in the hospitality industry.

Class of 2016 Graduating Profile

95% employed or pursuing further education

100% placed in jobs (of those who searched)

89% graduated in 4 years or less

53% studied abroad

44% in management training

31% hired to entry-level management

11% chose graduate or culinary school

Starting salary range: $40,000 – $60,000

Top Employers

  • Aramark
  • Bozzuto Management
  • Darden Restaurants/Olive Garden
  • Eataly
  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Great American Restaurants
  • Hershey Entertainment
  • Hillstone Restaurant Group
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • InterContinental Hotel Group
  • Marriott International
  • Restaurant Associates
  • STARR Restaurants
  • Starwood
  • TravelClick
  • Waldorf Astoria New York
  • Wegmans

Alumni Job Titles

  • Assistant Restaurant Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Event Planning Manager
  • Country Club Manager
  • Wedding Planner
  • Senior Director, Sales and Marketing
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director, Talent Acquisitions
  • Account Manager
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Club House Manager

Notable Alumni Across Functional Area

Country Club Management

Allie Waldman (Hanik) (2014)
Assistant Clubhouse Manager
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, GA
Paula Kelly (Frechette) (1992)
General Manager/COO
Merion Golf Club
Ardmore, PA

Hotel Management

Image of David DiFalcoDavid DiFalco (2002)
Chief Operating Officer
Under Canvas Inc.
New York, NY
Image of A.J. BruceA.J. Bruce (2008)
Director of Rooms
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, AZ

Restaurant Management

Image of Emanuel BenebyEmanuel Beneby (2008)

General Manager
Shake Shack
Philadelphia, PA

Image of Maria TampakisMaria Tampakis (2008)

Former Head Chef
Gordon Ramsay Group
Greater London, UK

Event Management

Image of Erin ProudErin Proud (2002)

Proud to Plan
Greater Philadelphia Area

Image of Kayla WeinstockKayla Weinstock (2016)

Production Specialist
Convene Conference Centers
Glen Rock, NJ


Image of David LasusDavid Lasus (2003)

Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Cookies
Philadelphia Area

Image of Dana HerbertDana Herbert (1998)

Winner of Cakeboss 2008
Owner of Desserts By Dana
Philadelphia Area

Sales & Marketing

Image of William DarrahWilliam Darrah (2005)

Vice President of Reservation Solutions, North America
Scottsdale, AZ

Image of Kristin BartholomewKristin Bartholomew (2009)

Partner Brand Marketing

Consulting & Valuation

Image of Scott EllmanScott Ellman (2008)

Sr. VP
Eastdil Secured
Greater New York City Area

Image of Dinaker MallyaDinaker Mallya (2013)

Senior Project Manager
Greater Philadelphia Area

Revenue Management

Image of Amara RiveraAmara Rivera (2009)

Corporate Central Revenue Manager
Hyatt Place & Hyatt House, Americas
Washington, D.C.

Image of Dan McCrearyDan McCreary (2016)

Assistant Revenue Manager
Hyatt Centric Times Square
New York, NY