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The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement

In 2016, the DePaul University School of Hospitality Leadership was awarded a $1.8 million gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation to create The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement. The center was established to generate, integrate and expand student development and engagement resources, and guide and assess each student's development of knowledge, competencies and skills for a future career in the hospitality industry. 

The center provides personalized career planning and development strategies to all DePaul hospitality students while engaging them with our key industry partners and alumni for future career success in our field. The center has implemented a high-touch student development and industry engagement plan, including:
  • Individualized mentoring and career guidance
  • Customized internship planning 
  • Leadership and soft skill seminars and workshops to include etiquette training and international service culture training
  • Networking events designed to engage students with alumni and industry
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement is located at DePaul's Loop campus in Suite 340 of the Daley building (14 E. Jackson Blvd). The center is open during the academic year on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is closed during the summer break, winter holiday break and spring break.

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Please contact The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement at (312) 262-1080 or at SHLMCfrontdesk@depaul.edu should you need assistance, more information or would like to schedule a meeting with Ms. Shelley Gibbons, Assistant Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement.

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