Hotel and airplane

Travel, Hospitality & Food

While exploring this industry, remember that, as with most industries, you don’t necessarily need a directly related degree to enter these fields. It’s possible to work in this industry in capacities other than the typical “Hotel management, Sales Representative or Customer Service” role.  If you are interested in this industry you could also work as an Event and Conferences Manager, Travel Guide, Social Media Specialist, or an International Wine and Travel Coordinator, for example.

Perform online job search and research the industry

Seek on-campus opportunities for networking, experiential learning, and employment

Seek off-campus opportunities for networking, information gathering, and experiential learning

To find the opportunities below, we strongly recommend connecting with people and organizations in the fields you’re interested in. This is called networking. To learn more about how to network and where to find networking opportunities, visit our Learn How to Network page.

Research, apply, and complete an internship to develop skills relevant to the industry

Internships are a great way to experience a field of interest and see if it’s a good fit. Visit the Do an Internship page for more information about how internships work, how to find them, and how to set them up.

Here’s a brief list of example internships. This list is not exhaustive.

  • Outdoor Education Intern
  • Event Logistics Coordinator Internship
  • Hotel Operations Internship
  • Hospitality Internship for a Cruise Line
  • Food & Beverage Public Relations Internship
  • ESL Instructor -Summer Internship Abroad
  • Web Designer