Freshman

Course Selection

  • Take HOSP 1010: Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management. This course serves to introduce you to the various roles and areas of the hospitality industry
  • HOSP 2600: Event Operations

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor and consult with them when you have concerns about admission to particular classes or need more information about class requirements.

Spidle Hall

Gain Experience

  • Begin tracking your hospitality experience. 600 hours of approved hospitality work experience are required as a prerequisite to your required internship. Contact the department for approval before beginning this experience.
  • Attend HOSP Career Fair.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

  • Join National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Spring: Apply for CHS Student Ambassadors program

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • Take HOSP 2910: Hospitality Practicum to gain hands-on experience at Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
  • Declare your required business minor with the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Use LinkedIn to to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.
  • Look to attend the Study Abroad Fair

Get Involved

  • Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining.

Junior

Course Selection

  • HOSP 3200 Hospitality Financial Management
  • HOSP 3400 Hospitality Marketing
  • HOSP 3800 Hospitality Information Technology
  • HOSP 5460 Catering and Event Management

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance

Gain Experience

  • Explore study abroad opportunities.

Get Involved

  • Look for leadership opportunities in your organizations to develop practical skills and abilities.
  • Apply for a Peer Advisor position
  • Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an honor organization for the hospitality industry. Become familiar with criterion to join if invited
  • If invited, join Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

Senior

Course Selection

  • Internship- HOSP 4920

Ask for Assistance

  • Work with your faculty advisor to discuss internship options in an area of interest
  • Ask UCC for help in updating your résumé and preparing for job interviews

Gain Experience

  • Attend career events like the AU Career Fair

Get Involved

  • Take on a leadership role within ESD, KON, or other student organizations.
  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities

General Information

The Event Management Option is designed to attract students pursuing careers in the multi-faceted and ever evolving commercial, and non-commercial Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) sector. This program is designed to position Auburn University to keep pace with this emerging economic sector by educating the trained professionals’ needed to meet the continuing demands of the state’s and nations ever developing hospitality industry and in particular those interested in pursuing a career in the event management field.

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Interests

Holland's Code: ECS

  • Enterprising
  • Conventional
  • Social

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ESTJ
  • ENFP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Skills

  • Relationships
  • Independence
  • Achievement

Values

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Hospitality Management: Event Management Majors

Meet Your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

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Last modified: July 10, 2020