Purdue University Relationship

For more than 30 years, White Lodging has been known for creating fulfilling, long-term careers following college graduation.  With the addition of the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University into its portfolio in 2020 and the introduction of the White Lodging – J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University in 2021, it took this commitment to the next level.

The Union Club Hotel at Purdue is used as a hands-on learning laboratory for hospitality students where they spend time working and learning about hotel and restaurant operations while earning college credits.

LAUNCH Hospitality Immersion Program

White Lodging also hosts the LAUNCH Hospitality Immersion Program at Purdue University, which is designed to propel high-caliber students into the hospitality industry by providing a paid, hands-on experience across all hotel and restaurant operational areas.

LAUNCH is an immersive three-stage 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.

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Questions about LAUNCH?  Learn more in these Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to LAUNCH@whitelodging.com.