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Hospitality & Tourism


What Can I Do With A Major In Hospitality & Tourism?

The hospitality and tourism major prepares students for an exciting, challenging and satisfying career in one of the largest, most important industries in our global economy. The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the oldest industries in the world--serving people traveling away from home for any variety of reasons and is the main source of income for many countries

A major in hospitality and tourism leads to endless possibilities for travel, adventure, advancement, and networking opportunities. The program is a multidisciplinary field of study with the purpose of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in the expanding industry that provides food, accommodations, and tourism services to people away from home. As a field of study, hospitality and tourism is interdisciplinary, incorporating courses in economics, geography, marketing and management in addition to tourism and hospitality studies. It draws upon such a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to fulfill the numerous demands placed upon individuals in diverse positions within the hospitality industry. 

Visit CCSU’s Hospitality & Tourism Department webpage here.


Sample of Related Occupations

Cafeteria Manager

Catering/Banquets Manager

Chef

Conventions Manager

Director of Sales

Events Manager

Facilities Manager

Food & Beverage Manager

Food/Restaurant Critic

Golf/Country Club Manager

Historical Interpreter

Hotel/Convention Salesperson

Housekeeping Supervisor

Marketing Director

Museum Guide

Purchasing Manager

Recreation Manager

Resident Manager

Tour Guide

Travel Agent

Transportation Planner

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

Casino Careers Online

Eco-tourism Career Guide

Empowering Hospitality Jobs: Best Hospitality & Resort Jobs

Event Planning Jobs

GORP.com: Outdoor Travel Guides & Adventure Travel Information

HCareers.com: Where Hospitality Works

Hospitality Resource Network

Hospitality Net

Hotel Jobs.com

Hotel Travel Jobs.com

Outdoor Industry Jobs.com

Resort Jobs.com

TravelJobz.net: The Job & Resume Board for the Travel, Tourism & Leisure Industries

Wine & Hospitality Jobs.com


Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Hospitality and tourism majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for hospitality and tourism majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.

American Lung Association of New England - Special Events Internship

Big Night Entertainment Group - Marketing & Promotions Internship

Central Area Health Education Center - A.H.E.C. Summer Institute Instructor

Connecticut Voices for Children - Policy Fellowship

Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center - Part-time Adventure Facilitator

Homewood Suites Hartford - Downtown - Guest Service Representative

Mystic Arts Center - Development & Marketing Internship

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Development Department Internship

New England Revolution - Community Relations Internship, Kraft Sports Group Street Team, Game Day Communications Internship

Okemo Mountain Reort - Front Desk Receptionist/Reservationist, Trail Crew, Childcare Provider, Assistant Teacher, Server

PME Enterprises, LLC - Marketing Internship

Southern Air - Travel Coordinator

Special Olympics Connecticut - Special Events Internship

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Marketing & Public Relations Internship

Verizon Wireless - Retail Leadership Development Program

Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship

Yale School of Management - Corporate Education Program Internship (Hospitality & Event Management)

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