TROON AND FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AIMED AT DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS IN CLUB MANAGEMENT
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, and Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality are proud to announce a unique partnership aimed at growing and developing future leaders in the global club management and hospitality industries. The partnership, which will begin this fall semester, will focus on four key components, including:
- Student Leadership and Management Training Program: A number of students from FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality majoring in Global Club Management will be selected to attend and participate in Troon’s annual leadership conference. In addition, select students will be placed into management internship training at Troon-managed properties and at Troon’s corporate offices in Scottsdale, Ariz. and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
- International Internship Program: Troon and FSU will annually place a select number of interns from the Global Club Management major at Troon-managed private clubs and golf resorts abroad.
- Recruiting Program: Troon’s Human Resources team will attend the Dedman School of Hospitality’s annual Internship Expo and will promote seasonal job opportunities at Troon facilities to all Global Club Management and Hospitality majors.
- Information Sharing:Troon will share current trends and information with the Dedman School of Hospitality’s faculty to help in the real-world education process of students. Conversely, students and faculty will provide Troon with fresh perspectives and ideas and will also share the latest academic studies that impact the club and hospitality industries.
“We’re seeing tremendous global growth in the club and hospitality industry and are always seeking talented, well-qualified individuals to work at the facilities we manage,” said John Easterbrook, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Troon. “This is an exciting partnership with Florida State University and one that will benefit all involved – students, faculty, Troon-managed facilities and our guests.”
About FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality
Since 1947, the Dedman School of Hospitality has prepared hospitality management graduates to meet the demand for industry executives and boasts a near 100 percent placement rate. The Dedman School of Hospitality is a favored hiring source for managers of the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts. School administrators and faculty members work with top industry organizations, executives and alumni to provide students with a relevant curriculum, valuable internship experiences and networking/mentorship opportunities. The Global Club Management major is the only program of its kind in the world, providing students with a combination of meaningful industry experiences and an academically rigorous curriculum. Graduates are prepared to fill the growing global demand for multicultural awareness in hospitality managers and experience high industry placement rates.
For more information on FSU’s Global Club Management major see dsh.fsu.edu/globalclub.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.
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