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National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Cannon, Debby
dfcannon@gsu.edu

Address
35 Broad Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Discipline Specific Society

Overview

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is a student organization promoting career opportunities in the hospitality industry for minority populations. The GSU Student Chapter is supported by the National Chapter with regional and national conferences that include minority leaders in hospitality and career fairs including all sectors of the industry.

Benefits

Awareness of career opportunities in the hospitality industry;

Networking with minority leaders in hospitality;

Mentoring of minority students by hospitality leaders

Sponsorship of educational, networking and social gatherings for minority students interested in hospitality career opportunities

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
American Indian, Asian, Black, Gender, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial, Other, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians, Open to all students

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/15/2003

Number Served
501-1000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Erica Qualls-Battey
Kathleen Bertrand
Valerie Ferguson
Carlos Vasquez
Catherine Jefferson

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

NSMH Fall Regional Conferences (location varies but typically held in November); Includes workshops on career readiness and professionalism; Annual NSHM Conference – Typically held in February with varying locations; Keynote speakers, workshops. mentoring, career fair, resume and interviewing readiness training; networking and social interaction between chapters from around the US; leadership experience of a student-led NSMH Board and conference planners

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Career coaching, Networking, Workshops on interview preparation; Professionalism

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Provides role models of successful minority leaders in the hospitality industry and opportunities to hear their career stories and get their advice

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

speakers discuss their career journeys and offer advice and support

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, annual performance report

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),mentoring program alumni

Outcome Milestones

Number of college degrees; job placement upon graduation or acceptance to graduate/professional educational programs

Key Performance Indicators

event attendance

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/15/2003

Number Served
501-1000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Erica Qualls-Battey
Kathleen Bertrand
Valerie Ferguson
Carlos Vasquez
Catherine Jefferson

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

NSMH Fall Regional Conferences (location varies but typically held in November); Includes workshops on career readiness and professionalism; Annual NSHM Conference – Typically held in February with varying locations; Keynote speakers, workshops. mentoring, career fair, resume and interviewing readiness training; networking and social interaction between chapters from around the US; leadership experience of a student-led NSMH Board and conference planners

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Career coaching, Networking, Workshops on interview preparation; Professionalism

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Provides role models of successful minority leaders in the hospitality industry and opportunities to hear their career stories and get their advice

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

speakers discuss their career journeys and offer advice and support

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, annual performance report

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),mentoring program alumni