Career Options

The hospitality industry is requiring new college graduates who can go directly into management and can hit-the-ground-running on their first day of work. To fill that need, the Hospitality Management Degree provides students with skills in management, human resources, hospitality technology, food and beverage operations, service delivery as well as basic business fundamentals in marketing and accounting. The OSU-Cascades Hospitality Management program focuses on providing students with the tools and experience to achieve entrepreneurial dreams. This program will support students with an interest in starting their own restaurant, boutique hotel, tour company or other travel related company.

Degree: B.A./B.S. in Hospitality Management

Potential career options in Hospitality Management

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
Banquet Manager
Casino Supervisor
Catering Manager
Club Manager
Convention Planner
Corporate Event Planner
Cruise Director
Dietary Services Manager
District Manager
Event Coordinator
Facilities Manager
Finance Manager
Food& Beverage Manager
Front Office Manager
General Manager
Hotel Manager
Human Resources Manager
Lodging Manager
Logistics Coordinator
Marketing Director
Merchandising Supervisor
Night Auditor
Operations Manager
Property Manager
Purchasing Director
Reservations Manager
Restaurant Owner
Room Controller
Sales Agent
Tour Director
Travel Agent
Travel Writer
Wedding Planner

Where are OSU-Cascades Hospitality Management alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Director of Guest Services, Brasada Ranch
Property Marketing Coordinator, Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Tour & Travel Sales Manager, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Human Resource Manager, Disneyland Resort
Global Operations Design and Development, Marriott International
General Manager, Oxford Inns Suites & Hotels
Operations Manager, Tetherow Golf Club

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

Best Western Peppertree
Brasada Ranch
Five Pine Lodge
The Haven Coworking
Hilton Garden Inn
Hudak House Vineyards
Lumberbeard Brewing
Mt. Bachelor
Oxford Inn Suites & Hotels
Pine Ridge Inn
Sunriver Resort
Treadway Meetings & Adventures
Walt Disney World

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Hospitality Management. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Business and Hospitality Management.

Professional Associations

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources

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