Award to Student Interested in Hospitality Industry

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is partnering with Johnson & Wales University for a second time to host the Student Fellowship Award. Dedicated to fostering growth of aspiring hospitality industry professionals, the Award seeks to honor individuals who have a strong educational background and hands-on experience in the food and beverage industry, as well as a desire to gain further knowledge and insight into their future careers.

At the completion of the selection process, two students will be named Nightclub & Bar Student Fellows.  The Fellows will be provided admission to the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada with three nights lodging and a $400.00 stipend to defray the costs of travel and expenses. The selected Student Fellows will also be featured on and will be celebrated during an awards ceremony at the upcoming 2015 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 30 – April 1.

“The first recipients of the Fellowship have described it as the opportunity of a lifetime. We are grateful to Nightclub & Bar for their continued commitment in providing this opportunity for our students,” said Brian J. Warrener, Associate Professor.

Last year Tommy Seto, a 2014 Johnson & Wales graduate, ended his college career by winning the Fellowship and traveling to Las Vegas for the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show. “To get so many talented industry professionals with such creative ideas to continuously attempt to improve our industry was a defining memory for me,” Seto tells Nightclub & Bar. “Everything I learned at the Nightclub & Bar Show is being utilized in some way in my career. I continue to go on the website and read new articles once a week to help me improve in my profession and to try and stay up to date with the latest news. This opportunity to go to the Nightclub & Bar Show is a privilege that all students should apply for if they have the passion.”

Nightclub & Bar is also embracing new and upcoming hospitality professionals with their Entrepreneurs Awards Program and annual Top 100 List. The mission of the Entrepreneurs Awards program is to seek and reward emerging small businesses producing innovative products for the nightlife industry, and the top 3 companies will also receive a booth at the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show with a chance to personally show Jon Taffer their industry-changing innovation. Additionally, the Top 100 List serves as the most definitive national list that recognizes America’s highest-performing nightlife venues. It celebrates the top venues with perks such as being published in Nightclub & Bar’s widely-distributed e-newsletters and on in addition to being honored during the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show.

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 16,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality, physician assistant studies, engineering and design. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 119 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit