Career Opportunities with a Major in Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.
The location in downtown Denver provides many excellent employment and career opportunities close to the college for HTE students who would like to begin working or to advance in the field while earning a degree. Major hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and airline offices, the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Currigan Exhibition Hall, and the Colorado Convention Center are within walking distance of the campus.
SKILLS RELATED TO HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND EVENTS
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management
- Knowledge of the legal environment of the hospitality / tourism industry
- Customer service orientation
- Sound decision-making abilities
- Proficient in oral and written communications
- Ability to coordinate and supervise activities
- Ability to simultaneously handle short-term crises while planning long-term strategies
The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Hospitality, Tourism and Events major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Hospitality, Tourism and Events majors may consider.
Some of these jobs may also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
|Airline Reservation Agent||Butler/Housekeeper||Caterer|
|Chef/Cook||College Housing & Dining Manager||Conference Planner|
|Consultant||Controller||Convention Service Director|
|Cookbook Author||Cruise Director||Dining Room Manager|
|Events Organizer||Executive Housekeeper||Facilities Manager|
|Flight Attendant||Food and Beverage Manager||Food Equipment Specialist|
|Food/Restaurant Critic||Front Office Manager||Golf/Country Club Manager|
|Hospitality Manager||Hotel Administrator||Hotel Manager|
|Hotel/Convention Salesperson||Hotel Supplier||Human Resource Manager|
|Industrial Caterer||Industrial/Institutional Buyer||Kitchen Supervisor|
|Menu Design Consultant||Menu Planner||Professional Sports Marketer|
|Promotion Manager||Property Manager||Purchasing Manager|
|Recipe Development Director||Recreational Facilities Food Service Manager||Reservationist|
|Restaurant Financial Accountant||Restaurant Manager / Owner||School Food Service Director|
|Technical Media Specialist||Tourism Coordinator||Travel Agent|
|Travel Writer||Visitors Bureau Manager|
EMPLOYERS IN HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND EVENTS
Contract Foodservice Management Firms
Convention and Tourist Centers
Food, Beverage, and Chemical Manufacturers
Hospitality Consulting Firms
Military Club Systems
Wholesale Food and Beverage Distributors
WEB SITES RELATED TO HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND EVENTS
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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD
The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.