Sarah Parker (Dallas Sales Manager) was a guest panelist at the Dallas Regional Chamber for the Say Yes To Dallas campaign on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Murphy’s Corporate Lodging industry expert Sarah Parker spoke about best practices for intern housing programs as well as the benefits and drawbacks of company paid vs. stipend housing programs. She discussed how the expertise of a trusted corporate housing provider can contribute to better overall housing experience for students. This can be done though the selection of properties in ideal locations that are close to the students work location, while also offering amenities, access to dining, and transit options.
Sarah explained that typically a corporate housing provider should source multiple options with properties that reflect the company culture and that meet the goals of the internship program. She noted that it is important to outline the amenities at each community, upcoming events around the metroplex, modes of transportation and areas of interest for the corporate client.
Sarah also described the flexibility corporate hosing companies can provide for roommate paring and the cost savings this could have. Last, she mentioned that intern retention could benefit when students are able to connect with their roommates outside of the office environment.
The panel consisted of 2 other speakers and a facilitator/moderator.
Facilitator: Mary Beth Nitz – Vice President, Global Consulting Services Altair Global
Panel speaker: Melody Lennox – Vice President of Operatsions, Axxess
Jared Fitzpatrick – Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank Dallas
The event was presented by BGStaffing and Altrair Global