Hospitality Management student Harley seized every professional opportunity that came his way at OSU-Cascades. He completed multiple internships and took on special projects inside and outside of the classroom. For his Honors College thesis, he analyzed the impact of the vacation-home business model on travel. The hospitality industry took note of Harley and, a full six months before graduation, he had multiple job offers. Upon graduation, Harley took a job with the Hyatt Hotel Group in San Antonio.
Nafisa Erkandoko came to OSU-Cascades from Jakarta, Indonesia to study hospitality management. She found a community in the residence hall, challenged herself with a large course load each term, and discovered the beauty of Central Oregon. Her favorite part of the program was getting hands-on experience with virtual reality employee training and food 3D printing.
In Oregon, hospitality is a $12.3 billion industry. Tourism and hospitality businesses are among the largest employers in Central Oregon and the industry is experiencing a surge in growth.
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