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The Hospitality College. Update for Admissions Representatives July 20, 2010. What is new system-wide?. Students with extensive industry experience can now select the portfolio option in order to opt out of their required internship

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The Hospitality College

Update for Admissions Representatives

July 20, 2010


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What is new system-wide?

  • Students with extensive industry experience can now select the portfolio option in order to opt out of their required internship

  • The old “Sales & Meeting” concentration has been split into two separate concentrations, allowing students more focus in a specific career area

  • The College successfully completed a Program Review of the Sports, Entertainment & Event Management Program

  • We continue to work cooperatively to complete FOCUS 2011 with an emphasis on increasing academic rigor in every program


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Adventure, Sport and Nature-Based Tourism

Beverage Service Management

Casino & Gaming Operations

Cruise Management

Entertainment Management

Entrepreneurship

Food & Beverage Management

Golf Management

International Hospitality Operations Management

On-site Management Services

Resort Management

Rooms Division Management

Sales, Meeting and Event Management

Sommelier

Sports & Entertainment Facility Management

Sports Management

Tour Management Operations

Travel Agent

Hospitality Concentration Choices


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Campus News - Charlotte

  • Continuing to increase the number of full time faculty with terminal degrees

  • A new faculty member joining the Charlotte faculty from Indiana University comes with a background in sports writing, sports marketing and corporate sponsorship.


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Campus News - Denver

  • Continued focus on preparing students to manage in resorts, working with industry partners throughout the Rocky Mountain area. A Minor is being created to support this emphasis.

  • Improvements in the freshmen advising program, which now provides weekly programs (tours, panel presentations, industry speakers) for all freshmen as well as an increase in the number of one-on-one meetings between faculty and freshmen.


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Campus News – North Miami

  • Golf Management- includes instruction at the world famous Doral Golf Resort and Spa and the Jim McLean Golf School. All Golf Management students will have the ability to improve their golf fundamentals by spending time at these prestigious golf institutions.

  • Strong partnership with the Miami Heat (NBA Champions 2011-2016) where students have internship, part time work and future career experiences.

  • Travel students spent one week in Germany and Cruise students experienced a 3-night Bahamas cruise


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Campus News - Providence

  • A new Television & Production course which examines the creative, organizational and managerial processes involved in the development, creation and promotion of a film, television or other form of visual media.

  • The Reel Deal with Michael Corrente, October 22-24

    • American Buffalo, Outside Providence, A Door in the Floor, Federal Hill

  • Tiefel Chair – DeNita Turner

    • NBA Marketing and PR


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Critical IssueThe importance of majoring in Hotel Management

  • We are seeing a slight decline in the number of students selecting to major in hotel management

  • Why should Admissions Reps advise students with an interest in possibly working in a hotel to select to major in Hotel Management?


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First:

Size Matters!


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Hilton Hotels

3600+ hotels in 81 countries

10 different brands

Opened 302 new hotels in 2009

900 more hotels in pipeline

Intercontinental Hotels

4400 hotels in 100 countries

9 different brands

Will double their 131 hotels in China by 2015

15 new hotels in development just in New York

Wyndham Hotels

7090 Franchised Hotels in 100 countries

11 brands

Marriott Hotels

3400+ hotels in 70 countries

17 different brands, including 2 new ones for luxury boutique and independent properties

Will double portfolio in Europe by 2015

The major hotel firms drive the worldwide Hospitality & Tourism Industry


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Second:

Jobs Matter!


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Hotels are where the jobs are

  • Full-service hotels can, and do, employ students graduating from every major in The Hospitality College

  • Graduates communicating back with us say that a majority of students who major in Travel, Tourism and/or Hospitality Management get jobs and have successful careers in hotels

  • The hotel industry is experiencing a recovery from the recent recession, with a growing number of internships being offered to students and a number of companies again initiating their manager-in-training positions for our graduates


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Many people are unaware of the sheer number of employees in varied positions employed in a hotel

  • Some facts about the Sheraton-Boston Hotel

    • 530 full-time employees

    • 58 full-time managers

    • HR/Training Employees – 5

    • Sales/Marketing Employees – 39

    • Accounting/Finance Employees – 16


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Lodging Industry Trend(Source: STR Global)


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Third:

Preparation Matters!


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What students don’t receive if they major in something other than hotel but then work in a hotel

  • Hotel Food & Beverage Operations

  • Hotel Food & Beverage Controls

  • Front Office Management, with the operation of an advanced property management system embedded in this course

  • Revenue Management

  • Property Operations (engineering & housekeeping)

  • Hotel Internship


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In conclusion:

If an incoming student thinks they may want to work in a hotel we would advise them to major in Hotel & Lodging rather than in the more general Travel, Tourism & Hospitality.


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