Clay started out valet parking in college: Now, with his JWU hospitality degree, he’s managing DoubleTree by Hilton’s brand at 250 hotels around the world.
3 Hotel Career InsightsFrom Clay Snyder ’93Senior director, global brand performanceDoubleTree by Hilton
1. Use your JWU Alumni Network“JWU
alumni connections have opened each opportunity — from my first job as a
valet parking attendant, to my current role with Hilton.”
His freshman year, Clay connected with Biltmore Hotel, where he worked until 1995. Since then, he’s:
Hear from Clay and other hospitality alumni in this video:
2. Think Globally“Global growth is critical to expanding
the hospitality industry,” says Clay. “Many countries have a need for
quality organizations, to fill a necessary void with the expanding
3. Go Greek at JWU“Being part of establishing our local
chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity at JWU, I was able to take
that experience and utilize it in my career — building successful teams
It's why Clay stays connected to JWU, from serving as an alumni council president to joining Hilton Worldwide reps in presenting JWU with a $1 million gift — to help you connect with hotel leaders and JWU alumni in your career field, too.
Students cheered at the presentation of a $1 million check from Hilton Worldwide to Johnson & Wales University. read more