Experiential Learning in an Entrepreneurial Town

Real World Experience

Students apply classroom knowledge through required internships in Central Oregon’s world-class resorts, restaurants, lodging, brew pubs and hospitality technology industry. There are three required internships that students complete while earning a hospitality management degree.

Bend is minutes from Mt. Bachelor, fishing and playing on the Deschutes River, and hiking at our high mountain lakes. Smith Rock, a rock-climbing mecca, calls this area home.

Mt. Bachelor

“I’ve fallen in love with the hospitality industry,” said Tristin Sornson, '18. “I love resort management and the diversity of the workforce you find in hospitality. It’s an exciting industry to be in.”

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Pine Ridge Inn

"I completed my first internship this summer with The Pine Ridge Inn, working with social media marketing and the housekeeping department. I learned how to devise a marketing strategy and constantly evolve it with a business’ customers, and how an explicitly clear job description leads to higher employee performance and morale," said Tyler Spragg, '18.

Brasada Ranch

Jenna Hanshe, '18, is a food and beverage supervisor at Brasada Ranch, a resort east of Bend.


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The Career Development Center is here to help employers recruit OSU-Cascades students and alumni. Learn more about posting jobs and recruiting at our career fairs.

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