When you work for Penn State hotels, you’ll have the opportunity to provide world-class hospitality to loyal customers—that’s a recipe for job satisfaction! Want to know more? Here are the top ten reasons to work for Penn State Hospitality Services:
Top ten reasons to work for PSHS:
- Competitive wages
- Flexible schedules
- Free textbooks available
- New friends
- Paid training
- Great opportunities for advancement
- Resume enhancement
- Internships available
- Fun and fast-paced environment
- Convenient locations
All non-tipped, entry-level positions begin above minimum wage. Rates vary based on experience and technical skills, and merit increases are provided regularly based on performance.
Our managers understand the hectic schedules of both students and non-students. We offer a variety of shifts to accommodate staff needs. If you have certain days or times that you know you are unable to work, please let the manager know when you have your interview.
Free Textbooks Available
Free textbooks! Too good to be true? Not through the Student Employee Book Loan Program. If you’re a full-time student and you work one full semester after meeting program criteria, Hospitality Services will pay for your textbooks for the following semester. You must return the textbooks by the last day of finals.
We believe that the hospitality industry truly draws the friendliest, most outgoing people. Hospitality may be hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun!
At Penn State Hospitality Services, we take employee training seriously. From an introductory orientation session to departmental training to our guest service program, you’ll receive all the training you need to be an excellent employee. You’ll also have lots of professional development opportunities such as safety training and diversity training.
Great Opportunities for Advancement
We believe in providing opportunities for advancement to employees who demonstrate the dedication, energy, and skills required to succeed in the hospitality industry. Annual staff reviews give you every opportunity to advance to the next level. We also encourage staff to participate in certification programs related to their field of interest, with a focus on those offered through The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.
When you work in the hospitality industry you develop a wealth of skills—in customer service, computers, finance, organization, speech communication, leadership, and team building, to name just a few. Build your resume with the valuable experiences you gain within Penn State Hospitality Services.
Hospitality Services maintains a close relationship with Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management. Each semester, 20 to 25 students participate in work internships in a department of their choice. We have also offered internships to students in majors such as Information Sciences and Labor and Industrial Relations.
Fun and Fast-paced Environment
More people are introduced to Penn State through our two beautiful properties than through any other unit on campus. We host an array of guests, including alumni, prospective students and their families, visiting faculty and staff, dignitaries, university officials, recruiters, athletic teams, and celebrities—you never know who you’ll see!
The historic Nittany Lion Inn is located on the corner of North Atherton Street and Park Avenue, within walking distance of Penn State residence halls, downtown State College, and surrounding neighborhoods. It is also close to the local CATA and Penn State Loop bus lines. The Penn Stater is about two miles from the heart of campus. Employee parking is plentiful. If you ride the bus, you’ll be dropped off right in front of the hotel.