Hospitality and Tourism

Overview of Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism focuses on the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and food services, lodging, attractions, recreation activities, and conventions.

Get details on the salary and job security of these Hospitality and Tourism careers: 


Get Career Ready for Hospitality & Tourism

Find out what it takes to land a career in Hospitality & Tourism

Career Readiness Equation
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Earn a Degree

Earn Degree

To work in the field of Hospitality and Tourism, it is recommended to have a strong background in project management, leadership and delegation, written and oral communication skills, and excellent customer service. 

Majors, minors, and degree information can be found in the Mason Catalog. 

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Gain Experiences

Gain Experiences

Employers are expecting candidates to have at least six to twelve months of related experience to be competitive for full-time positions. Gain experience while you are a student at Mason.

Here are the types of experiences most valued by Hospitality & Tourism employers, and where to find them: 




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Market Yourself


Market Yourself

It is important for you to be able to clearly communicate the knowledge, skills and experiences you have gained in and outside of the classroom.

Below are top ways to showcase your qualifications to Hospitality and Tourism employers:



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Career Ready

Career Ready

Career ready Mason grads have gone on to work for Hospitality & Tourism employers, such as:


Delta Airlines


Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


Marriot International 

National Park Service 

Visit Saudi

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Join the Hospitality and Tourism community

Get involved with academic and professional Hospitality & Tourism societies to grow your network while you're a student.