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

Class of 2016 Graduating Profile

81% placed in jobs prior to graduation

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

Hotel Management

David DiFalco (2002)
General Manager
Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
New York, NY
A.J. Bruce (2008)
Director of Rooms
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, AZ

Restaurant Management

Emanuel Beneby (2008)

Senior Manager
The Cheesecake Factory
Philadelphia, PA

Maria Tampakis (2008)

Former Head Chef
Gordon Ramsay Group
Greater London, UK

Event Management

Erin Proud (2002)

Proud to Plan
Greater Philadelphia Area

Kayla Weinstock (2016)

Production Specialist
Convene Conference Centers
Glen Rock, NJ


David Lasus (2003)

Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Cookies
Philadelphia Area

Dana Herbert (1998)

Winner of Cakeboss 2008
Owner of Desserts By Dana
Philadelphia Area

Sales & Marketing

William Darrah (2005)

Vice President
Scottsdale, AZ

Kristin Bartholomew (2009)

Senior Manager, Marketing Integration
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

Consulting & Valuation

Scott Ellman (2008)

Sr. VP
Eastdil Secured
Greater New York City Area

Dinaker Mallya (2013)

Project Manager
Greater Philadelphia Area

Revenue Management

Amara Rivera (2009)

Revenue Manager
Hyatt Regency Dulles
Washington, D.C.

Dan McCreary (2016)

Revenue Management Trainee
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ