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Industry: Hospitality & Tourism

Are you interested in providing friendly, efficient, and attentive customer service? Do you think of creative ways to make a leisure experience truly unique and memorable? You are in the right place! Careers in Hospitality & Tourism offer opportunities to focus on management, marketing, sports and entertainment, lodging and tourism, event planning, travel, recreation, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.

Make an Appointment with a Career Coach

Step One: Log into your Handshake account

Step Two: Click on Career Center in the top right, Appointments, and then Schedule a New Appointment

Step Three: Choose one of the following Appointment Categories: Resume/CV Review, Industry Research/Finding Experience, Graduation Professional School, Job Search

Step Four: Choose one of the following industries: Hospitality, Tourism, Retail, and Sports/Recreation industries.

Step Five: Choose the appointment time and date that work for you!

Example Career Paths and Job Titles 

Operations Manager
Property and Facility Manager
Timeshare Manager
Front Office Manager
Catering Manager
Exhibit Coordinator
Conference and Convention Manager
Reservations and Sales
Guest Relations Coordinator
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Food Quality and Food Safety Manager
Cooks/Chefs Menu Designer
Food and Beverage Manager
Hosts and Hostesses
Food Safety
Banquet and Catering Manager
Cost Control

Travel Planner/Agent
Reservations and Sales Coordinator
Corporate Travel Manager
Attraction Manager
Tour Guide
Hospitality Training & Education
International Tourism Management
Niche Travel Planner
Tourism Promotions Manager

Sales and Marketing
Customer/Guest Services
Human Resources/Training
General Management

Career Resources

Use this section to learn about student organizations you can join at UT as well as local platforms to learn more about this industry, network with professionals and peers with similar interests, and build transferable skills.

Use this section to find out about professional associations and institutes within this industry. Many have student membership options and joining a professional organization can be a great way to learn about the industry and network. In addition, many have their own job listings page.