Hospitality and Tourism
Welcome to the Hospitality and Tourism Community!
This page a resource for your career development whether you're just starting out or are years into your journey!
Here's what's you can do with the info here:
- Connect and meet with a career advisor and faculty and staff career champions
- Sign up for the community newsletters and Handshake notifications
- Search for full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions
- Find community-specific career and networking events
These resources are to help you meet your career goals!
Join This Community
By signing up you hear FIRST about networking opportunities, on-campus events, and new internships and jobs.
To get started, update your Handshake profile career interests and select this community.
Use the resources below to get started on finding full-time, part-time, internship, co-op, and volunteer opportunities.
Explore Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
Join Student Organizations
Getting involved in student organizations on campus allows you to build your network, develop valuable skills, and receive hands-on opportunities for personal and professional development. Start exploring the 400+ organizations available and join those that interest you!
Learn More About Professional Associations
Connecting with others in your field is an important part of building your professional network. Professional organizations often have student memberships and provide numerous opportunities for learning, connecting, as well as access to job posting sites.
The career one stop tool kit (link below) is a searchable professional association finder. There are also several links to professional associations within the Hospitality and Tourism community.
Additional HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM professional organizations
- American Culinary Federation
- American Dietetic Association
- American Hotel and Lodging Association
- Club Management Association of America
- National Restaurant Association
- National Recreation and Park Association
- Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
- International Association of Exhibitions and Events
- National Association for Catering and Events
- National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals
- Professional Convention Management Association
- Society for Incentive Travel Excellence
- US Travel Association
- Ohio Park and Recreation Association
- Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
- The Academy of Leisure Sciences
- Leisure Studies Association
- World Leisure Organization
Network and Connect with Alumni and Employers
Additional Resources for the Hospitality and Tourism Career Community
- What Can I Do With My Major?
- Major Mentor Program
- Average Hospitality and Tourism Salary 2020
- Glassdoor Salary Negotiation
- Hospitality at Kent State University:
- Tourism at Kent State University:
- How to Decide Whether to Relocate for a Job https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-to-decide-whether-to-relocate-for-a-job