Dakarai Campbell, a Trenton, New Jersey, native, is currently a senior majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Since his freshman year at Temple University, Dakarai Campbell has completed an externship with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. In addition, he has completed two internships with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and was elected as the President of the eminent National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Student Chapter at Temple University. Currently, he is the Student Professional Organization Council Chairman and a Hyatt Corporate Campus Ambassador. In the near future, Mr. Campbell wishes to become a Corporate Management Trainee in Hyatt’s Revenue Management Department. Dakarai has worked hard to achieve the accolades he has received; however, this is just the beginning. Tourism and hospitality is a growing industry; one that deserves someone that is vibrant and aware of the industry’s needs. Dakarai Campbell possesses a deep passion to dedicate his time to create a long lasting career in this field.
Brandi Johnson has been a part of Temple University Sport and Recreation Management program all four years of her college career. Her interest in the industry began in her senior year of high school when she was given the opportunity to work as a game day intern for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. Before her junior year at Temple, Brandi declared Event Leadership as her concentration in the Sport and Recreation Management program. Brandi’s experiences include game day operations for the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers, project consulting for the YMCA, and sales for Temple Athletics. During the summer of 2015, Brandi returned to her roots and worked for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks as a Full Season Intern. This internship helped to strengthen her skills in marketing, public relations, and game day operations. Brandi currently works at the Wells Fargo Center in the Operations department as an Event Supervisor. Moving forward, Brandi would like to continue to work in operations and event management. She hopes to find a senior internship in Phoenix, Arizona, for the Spring 2016 semester.
Clinton was born in Queens, New York, and moved to Philadelphia at a very young age. He graduated from Central High School and pursued a Hospitality degree at Community College of Philadelphia in their Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (CAHM) program. At Community College of Philadelphia, the CAHM program requires students to take courses for both back-of-the-house and front-of-the-house regardless if they’re in the culinary or hospitality program. This gives students the skills and perspectives needed when working in a successful hotel/restaurant environment. Clinton is finishing his education at Temple University which has one of the best Hospitality programs in the region. Temple is a model of innovative teaching through classroom instruction as well as real-life experiences that are a crucial part of the growing process.
Shannon Haviland is a senior studying Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University. Shannon’s current and previous experiences in the industry include interning for Lafayette College Athletics, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Global Sporting Integration, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Temple Women’s Basketball team. These experiences have given her a great deal of knowledge and skills that will be beneficial to her future education and career endeavors.