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Career Opportunities with a Major in Hospitality, Events, and Tourism

Our location in Downtown Denver provides many excellent employment and career opportunities close to the college for Hospitality students who would like to begin working or to advance in the field while earning a degree. Major hotels, beverage producers, restaurants, event companies, 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, Events, and Tourism 

  • Leadership and management of teams
  • Ability to simultaneously handle short-term crises while planning long-term strategies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management
  • Customer service orientation
  • Sound decision-making abilities
  • Knowledge of the legal environment of the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Proficiency in oral and written communications
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise activities

Potential Careers Related to Hospitality, Events, and Tourism

The following list is a sample of job titles for individuals with a Hospitality, Events, and Tourism degree. The list represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers which Hospitality majors may consider.

Some of these jobs may also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

  Food and Beverage Science Technicians  Caterer
Chef College Housing & Dining Manager Conference Planner
Beverage or Food Plant Production Manager Controller Convention Service Director
  Cruise Director Dining Room Manager
Events Organizer Executive Housekeeper Facilities Manager
  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  
Promotion Manager Property Manager Purchasing Manager
Recipe Development Director Recreational Facilities Food Service Manager  
Restaurant Financial Accountant Restaurant Manager / Owner  
Technical Media Specialist Tourism Coordinator Travel Agent
  Visitors Bureau Manager  


Employers in Hospitality, Events, and Tourism

  • Caterers

  • Contract Foodservice Management Firms

  • Convention and Tourist Centers

  • Food, Beverage, and Chemical Manufacturers

  • Hospitality Consulting Firms

  • Hospitals

  • Hotels/Motels

  • Military Club Systems

  • Private Clubs

  • Resorts

  • Restaurants

  • Restaurant Corporations

  • Schools

  • Travel Agencies

  • Wholesale Food and Beverage Distributors

 Professional Organizations in This Field








Websites Related to Hospitality, Events, and Tourism

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The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

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