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Career Opportunities with a Major in Hospitality, Tourism and Events



Sara is the Director of Sales for the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Bureau promotes the greater Wilmington area and Sara's role is to convince meeting and event planners to hold their events in the Wilmington area.

Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.

Auraria's 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

Potential Careers Related to Hospitality, Tourism, and Events

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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
Informatics Nurse Specialists  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 Guide Writer Visitors Bureau Manager  


Employers in Hospitality, Tourism, and Events

  • 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








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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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