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Sponsor a Student Program

The Sponsor a Student Program offers the opportunity for students to receive a sponsor who is an active MPI Georgia member, as a resource to them within the industry, who will also pay for their MPI Georgia student membership for one year. Whether you are a student looking to take the first step in becoming more involved in the industry or an established professional looking to give back, the Sponsor a Student Program offers something for everyone. For more information, please contact Chris Bonnett.


WHO QUALIFIES: Individuals enrolled in a post-secondary academic program. The student must be enrolled in a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program unless the academic institution defines it otherwise.

REQUIREMENTS: As a member of this program, we ask that you attend at least two MPI National and/or MPI Georgia events throughout the course of a year.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: In order to get the most of your membership and truly get a picture of what MPI Georgia is all about, we encourage you to do the following:

  • Consistently attend MPI Georgia events and come ready to learn, network, and make new connections.
  • Stay in regular contact with your sponsor, they could be a great resource to future connections and employment.
  • Join a committee to meet even more people, where they will get an idea of your amazing work ethic and personality.
  • Check out the MPI National & MPI Georgia websites regularly, including the educational resources and also job board postings.


WHO QUALIFIES: Any MPI Georgia member who is current on their dues can be a sponsor.

REQUIREMENTS: As a sponsor, we would encourage you to reach out regularly to your student as a resource, to encourage their involvement within MPI Georgia and attendance at MPI Georgia functions.

WAYS TO ENCOURAGE INVOLVEMENT: In order for anyone to get the most of their MPI Georgia membership and truly get a picture of what the organization is all about, encourage your student to do the following:



News:  Local Hospitality Students Participate in Seminar from which Proceeds Support Community Service

MPI Georgia supporter, Mark Newton, Ed.D., Program Director for the Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Program at Gwinnett Technical College recently held the third annual Explore Gwinnett Social Media Seminar. The program emphasized how Pinterest, InstaGram, LinkedIn, QR codes, mobile marketing, and Facebook Events can increase sales. Dr. Newton used extensive handouts while students demonstrated the tools for the class. The seminar registration money that was earned was allocated to the Sugarloaf YMCA to specifically help many Gwinnett Tech students learn to swim. 


Pictured left to right: David Mitcham, Kayla Bucklar, Alicia Kelly, Shauna Wood, Irene Villanueva. Back: Dr. Newton.



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