careers

INTERNSHIPS

A summer internship (ADHM 496 Field Experience) is required after students reach Junior standing (60 credits).  Students are required to complete 240 hours at a hospitality or tourism organization of their choice, with approval from the internship coordinator.  Although students are encouraged to seek paid internships, this will depend on the internship sponsor.  Students consult with their academic advisors early in the program and with the internship coordinator once eligible to enroll in the class.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

Below is a list of professional organizations that may give you more insight on the hospitality industry.  The websites might also give you information on possible scholarships or internships that these organizations offer in their fields.  Some organizations offer student memberships at reasonable rates which could be very beneficial as you build your network and career in the hospitality industry.

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
The National Restaurant Association
School Nutrition Association
Institute of Food Science & Technology
Institute of Food Technologists
Natl. Association of College and University Foodservices
Society for Food Service Management
American Culinary Federation
International Hotel and Restaurant Association
National Association for Catering and Events

LODGING MANAGER
American Hotel and Lodging Association
Hotel & Catering International Management Association
Club Managers Association of America
International Hotel and Restaurant Association

TOURISM/TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
World Tourism Organization
World Travel and Tourism Council
International Association for Amusement Parks and Attractions
Cruise Lines International Association
Society of Incentive and Travel Executives

EVENT, CONVENTION AND MEETING PLANNING
International Association of Conference Centers
Professional Convention Management Association
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
Wedding and Special Events Association
International Special Events Society
Meeting Professionals International
National Association for Catering and Events
Event Service Professionals Association
Society of Incentive and Travel Executives

OTHER HOSPITALITY ORGANIZATIONS
Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
International Society of Hospitality Consultants

HTM Advisory Board

Doug Anselmin, General Manager, Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, MN
Marie Casper, President, Discover Lodging, Fargo, ND
Jakelle Cornell, Director of Events and Programs, NDSU Alumni Association, Fargo, ND
Ted Horan, Vice President of Operations, Border States Management, Inc., Fargo, ND
Sara Otte Coleman, Director, North Dakota Tourism, Bismarck, ND
Ryan Schmit (NDSU HTM Alumna), Director of Sales, Hyatt Place, Eden Prairie, MN
Tracy Walvatne (NDSU HTM Alumna), Owner/Proprietor, Josie’s Corner, Fargo, ND
Charley Johnson, Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fargo, ND

OTHER RESOURCES

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT CAREERS
http://www.hospitalitymanagement.net/Careers/