Gain insight into the industry through participating in field trips to industry locations,
attending special industry guest lectures and symposiums including our Executive-in-Residence
Lecture Series and meeting with industry professionals through our Company Showcase
We host an annual Hospitality Career Expo specifically for students in the Hospitality
and Tourism Management program, in which they meet one-on-one with hiring representatives
from well-known hospitality organizations.
Our faculty members are recognized experts who conduct research on a wide variety
of important hospitality issues including sustainable tourism, hotel and restaurant
management and technology in the hospitality industry.
We provide networking opportunities with professional organizations that allow you
to practice professional engagement and leadership skills such as student chapters
of the Eta Sigma Delta International Honor Society, the Club Manager Association of
America, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, the Hospitality Sales
and Marketing Association and several other international, national and regional organizations.
Take advantage of opportunities to develop an understanding of the economic, political,
socio-cultural, technological and sustainability dimensions of the global hospitality
industry through study abroad and exchange programs.
Students “learn by doing” in The Club at Gateway Center, our student-operated restaurant,
which is open to the public.