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Our ability to succeed is only as strong as the training, development and mentorship we provide our associates. Whether you're new to hospitality or a seasoned operator, we have the tools to help you further master your craft or learn a new one - and ultimately build a thriving career surrounded by associates you want to work with and help you be your best self. 
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Purdue University + White Lodging

For more than 30 years, White Lodging has been known for creating fulfilling, long-term careers following college graduation. We’ve now made a significant investment in developing future hospitalitarians through our collaborative relationship with Purdue University and its students.

The White Lodging – J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue is widely known as one of the best in the nation, with graduates serving in hospitality positions the world over. Students have support and learning opportunities from the top hospitality company in the world and White Lodging – a combination no other university has.

White Lodging’s relationship is hands on where it uses The Union Club Hotel at Purdue University, Autograph Collection, as a learning laboratory for students. As the only luxury student-run hotel of its caliber, the experience further elevates graduates to pursue fulfilling management jobs across the hospitality industry.

The company’s support, provided through the generosity of the White Family, extends into scholarships, the creation of an honors program and the creation of a real estate finance school.

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LAUNCH Hospitality Immersion Program

White Lodging created the LAUNCH Hospitality Immersion Program at Purdue University's Union Club Hotel in 2020, which is designed to propel high-caliber students into the industry by providing a paid, hands-on experience across all hotel and restaurant operational areas.

LAUNCH is an immersive, staged program that builds upon the learnings and experiences of each previous stage, culminating in a comprehensive manager-in-training experience. The program helps students define their preferred focus area(s), instills leadership qualities, and provides dedicated mentorship while exposing students to all hotel and restaurant operational areas.

The goal is to have all LAUNCH students secure management-level career opportunities in their preferred city, in advance of graduation. 
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