Student Awards

Senior Earns National Scholarship

Laura Jennen is one of only three students nationwide who were awarded the $5000 Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship. This is awarded to exemplary students from accredited programs leading to careers in foodservice and related fields. (Link to NACUFS page will be added later).

Laura is the second NDSU student to receive the prestigious award. The first was Kristi Martin in 1999.  

Read more about Laura receiving the Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship ⇒



Pause, Reflect and Then Move Forward

Graduating senior Marisa Pacella has a message for her classmates – pause, reflect and then move forward.  During her time at NDSU, Pacella had internships at TMI Hospitality and Sanford Health, and was an English language tutor at the Adult Basic Education Center in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Read more about Marisa’s Experience as the Spring 2019 Commencement Speaker ⇒





Be recruited and hired by the best in the industry

Our students launch their careers with part-time jobs and internships while they are completing the HEM program. Because many graduate with work experience, they are able to secure full-time employment post-graduation with some amazing properties and management companies.

Lodging Operations

Bigos Management, Inc
Brandt Hospitality Group
Candlewood Suites
ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
Comfort Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Delta Hotel by Marriott
DoubleTree by Hilton
Element by Westin
Fairfield Inn and Suites
First Call Hospitality
Four Points by Sheraton
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn
Holland Hospitality

Hotel Donaldson
Hotel Jackson
Hyatt House
Hyatt Place
Hyatt Regency
Jacaruso Enterprises, Inc.
Lamont Companies, Inc
Northridge Hospitality Management
Radisson Blu
Residence Life, Louisiana State University
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Sleep Inn and Suites
Utah Hospitality
White Lodging
Wyndham Hotel Group



Food and Beverage

Buffalo Wild Wings
Cannon River Winery & Vineyard
Caribou Coffee
Cherry Berry
Food Services of America
Mexican Village
NDSU Dining Services

Reinhart Foodservice
Sanford Health
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Sysco North Dakota, Inc
Texas Roadhouse  
Tru Blu Social Club



Meetings, Conventions, and Events

Avalon Event Center
Fargo Downtown Community Partnership
Jade Presents
Meadows On Lind
Minneapolis Event Centers

NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association
NDSU McGovern Alumni Center
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
Rustic Oaks
Scheels Arena
University of Mary (Events)



Attractions, Travel, and Tourism

AAA Fargo
Fargo Force at Scheels Arena
Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Hector International Airport
Kvamme Travel

North Dakota Heritage Center
Saint Louis Zoo
SkyWest Airlines
Thunder Road Family Fun Park
Travel Travel
Valleyfair Family Amusement Park
Visit Grand Rapids



Casino, Resorts, Recreation, and Private Clubs

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
Fair Hills Resort
Fargo Park District

Flag Island Resort
Olympic Hills Golf Club
Oxbow Country Club
Wildflower Golf Course



Meet our Alumni

Our alumni have secured noteworthy positions across the spectrum of the hospitality and tourism industries and across the globe.  Click on alumni photo below to view their biography and learn about work they do.



Job Placement Rates

The 2021 NDSU Career Outcomes Report shows that 100% of our graduates were employed in full-time jobs six months post-graduation. 




Be rewarded for your hard work and apply for some of the many scholarships available to NDSU Hospitality and Event Management students.






Learn how to succeed in a dynamic industry!

Hospitality and Event Management
Jeongdoo Park
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator of Hospitality and Event Management 
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 304
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8224
Fax: 701-231-5273

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