The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment holds a yearly Networking Dinner for Retailing and Tourism Management students where employers and recruitment representatives are invited to set up a booth and meet student participants.  Students are required to sign-up in advance for the dinner and networking session.  Before the event occurs, those employers and recruitment representatives are given a “Resume Book”, which is compiled of resumes from all students in attendance.  The networking portion of the event is setup like a career fair, where students are able to freely walk around and talk with employer representatives of companies. This event is a great way for students to expand their connections and get their foot in the door for internships and job offers after graduation!

Attendees of the 2016 Networking Dinner were: Ale-8-one, Aramark, Bluegrass Hospitality Association, Cintas, eCampus.com, Embassy Suites, EXPRESS, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa. Home 2 Lexington, Hyatt Regency Lexington, Keeneland Association, Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Polkadots and Rosebuds Interiors, Shoe Sensation, Inc., Target, TMI Hospitality, The Club at Spindletop Hall, UK Cooperative Extension, VisitLex, and Wildcat Wearhouse & Campus Wearhouse.