Hospitality Careers Academy

The Classic Center
Downtown Athens, GA

ApplyNowButtonJune 23-27, 2024
Early-bird deadline is February 28 by 5:00 p.m.

Students interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at the hospitality industry can apply to The Classic Center's Hospitality Careers Academy.  HCA provides opportunities for attendees to get hands-on learning when planning an event. Students will gain experience in hospitality, marketing, event planning, stage production, and more. 


During HCA, students will:
  • Listen and interact with guest speakers in the industry, including speakers from Chick-fil-A
  • Participate in job shadowing and industry tours
  • Take part in team building and leadership activities

All of this will assist students with the capstone project that integrates the skills and information the students have gained throughout the week by executing an event for 200+ guests. The team of students will be responsible for creating and executing the event themselves with the guidance of our mentors.

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Application Process

HCA requires acceptance through a competitive application process that includes a completed application, an essay question, three recommendations, school transcripts, and a personal interview.


The HCA $600 registration fee includes hotel accommodations, meals, and invaluable training from industry professionals. This fee is not due until the student is accepted into the program.  

**Different scholarship opportunities are available for students, once accepted.

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