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What Can You Do with a Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

Whether you’ve always dreamed of becoming a wedding planner or you love to travel so much you’d like to dedicate your life to helping others experience the world, there are jobs for you! If you’re interested in what possibilities there are for careers with a degree in hospitality and tourism management, you’ll be glad to know there are limitless opportunities and paths. After your studies at Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll graduate and enter the world equipped with knowledge about the field and real-world experience to draw on. You’ll be prepared to become: 

  • Event planner
  • Cruise line manager
  • Meeting and conference planner
  • Restaurant manager
  • Wedding planner
  • Guest services specialist
  • Resort manager
  • Tour operator or interpreter
  • Hotel manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Amusement park manager
  • Food and beverage director
  • Casino manager
  • Concierge
  • Sports event manager
  • And many more!

As the world becomes smaller and people continue to invest in experience over material goods, the hospitality and tourism industry continues to grow! Whether you love restaurants or vacations, finding a career within this industry will take you to all kinds of interesting and challenging roles. If you enjoy ensuring your guests have a great time and feel the comforts of home, this may be the field for you.     

Whatever adventure awaits you following graduation, a degree in hospitality and tourism management will prepare you! It’s important to remember that your future employers aren’t just looking at what you did in the classroom, though! They want to see the kinds of hands-on work and the kinds of extracurricular involvement you have! Whether you join a campus club, participate in the many different events on campus, take part in the KEY program, or complete an internship, you’ll be able to showcase your experience in the field on your resume to really impress.

Ready to take off?

If this field sounds like the place you belong, don’t wait! You can contact an admissions counselor today to begin taking your next steps towards your degree in hospitality and tourism management. If you’d like more information about your future career in this field, we have excellent resources. From internships to resume critiques, you will find the resources and guidance you need in the Career and Accessibility Center. We’d love to hear from you!

Last updated: 09/08/2017