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.
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Sample of Related Occupations
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Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
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 opportunities 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 Career Success Center 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
Okemo Mountain Reort - Front Desk Receptionist/Reservationist, Trail Crew, Childcare Provider, Assistant
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)