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. Now, she’ll put her degree to work in the family resort business.
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.