Hospitality Club

Samantha Bachman poses with a fall background.

Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.

Samantha Bachman, Class of 2020 hospitality business management major, is the president of the Hospitality Club at the Lerner College. Bachman shared why she joined the Hospitality Club, what makes this group unique and more!


When and why did you choose to join this student group?

Bachman: I saw that there were many leadership options and event planning experiences available after attending a brunch planned by the club. 


What is the mission of your student group?

Bachman: To help students gain event planning experience. 


What is your best memory from this student group?

Bachman: My best memory is the Parents’ Day Brunch each year. 


What is unique about your student group?

Bachman: We are a little more laidback than other similar RSOs but we still teach gainful event planning knowledge that is applied to the annual brunch planning. 


What has been your proudest moment leading your student group?

Bachman: Seeing students gain meaningful experience they may not have gotten before joining has made me most proud.


What are your goals for the future of your student group?

Bachman: To grow as a club and to network within the club are my goals.


How has your student group helped you grow?

Bachman: I was brunch chair for the 2018 Parents’ Day Brunch. I worked with the venue closely and it was the first event I’ve planned. It was a good experience! 


The Hospitality Club has 20 members and meets Mondays at 8:00 pm in Gore Hall Room 310.

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