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Diversify Your Company and Our Cool City

Experience Grand Rapids invites you to participate in an initiative to increase diversity throughout our local business community, with an emphasis on the local hospitality and tourism management (HTM) industry.
Discover Tourism GR is a career exploration trip for minority college students exploring HTM degrees. In this first year of the program, we are hosting up to 12 junior and senior students from top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Atlanta region for an all-expenses paid trip to Grand Rapids in November.
These students will attend the Michigan Hospitality Education Alliance (MIHEA) Career and Internship Fair, meet key stakeholders from the community, including HTM professionals, at a networking reception, and take part in tours and experiences that showcase Grand Rapids as a fun, friendly place to build a career … and a life.
We are launching this initiative to attract talented job candidates to the area, diversify the local talent pool and increase minority participation in these high-profile sectors of our community. We are inviting you to participate by becoming a partner of Discover Tourism GR – your investment gives you access to highly qualified job candidates as well as the opportunity to sponsor a student's trip.
If you are interested in this partnership opportunity, please click here for partnership details. We look forward to working with you!