Hospitality Tourism Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • ResortQuest
  • American Pavilion
  • Stafford Hospitality 
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • CID Entertainment
  • Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
  • Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes
  • Kering
  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
  • JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • Amway Grand Plaza
  • San Chez Restaurants, Inc.

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Front Office Manager – Delta Hotels by Marriott
  • Conference Services Manager – Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa
  • Service Coordinator – Kohler Co.
  • Board of Directors Member/Social Media Coordinator – Michigan Cares for Tourism
  • Front Office Supervisor – Delta by Marriott
  • Front Desk Agent – JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • New Holland Brewing Company – Catering Manager/Restaurant Manager
  • Visitor Concierge – Experience Grand Rapids
  • Assistant General Manager – CityFlatsHotel
  • Communications Coordinator – Skytron
  • Membership Experience Supervisor – YMCA of the USA
  • Staffing Coordinator – A+ Staffin Inc.
  • FOH Manager – Littlebird
  • Front Office Supervisor – Amway Grand Plaza, A Curio Collection by Hilton


Anne Marie Homrich '11 Spotlight

Anne Marie Homrich '11

Working at Laker Food Co. allowed me to meet so many people and make many memories!

Sonja Forte '03 Spotlight

Sonja Forte '03

One of my most unique memories was my freshman year, Takeelia Garrett (who is still part of the GV team) took me to Dean Merkles house to bake Christmas cookies.

Emily Sharick '14 Spotlight

Emily Sharick '14

I was sitting in Devos C prepping for class and T. Haas happened to be passing through. He stopped in the middle of the walkway and yelled, "Good luck on your finals, Lakers!" and continued on his way. Devos went nuts - everyone started clapping.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management Club
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • Parks, Adventure, & Recreation Club
  • Professional Convention Management Association

Study Abroad Programs

As the tourism industry rapidly grows to the benefit of travelers and the communities they visit alike, the need for professionals in the field with strong cross-cultural communication skills and an understanding of diverse cultures and people grows exponentially. The international experiences that complement a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management are within your reach through study abroad at GVSU. In addition to providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, study abroad can enhance your career options and set you apart from other job seekers down the line.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Program Management
  • Concierge Services
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service

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Page last modified December 12, 2022