What You Can Do with Your Hospitality Management Degree

  • Emily Stilson, Catering Manager

    Emily Stilson ’13, catering manager for Creative Gourmet by Sodexo in New York, handles 20–25 clients, specializing in corporate service. She manages catering, special events, menu design, and food production. “It’s exactly what I did in the Hospitality program—to a T,” she said. “My education was phenomenal.”

    World-class industry leaders await new hospitality talent and ideas

    As a hospitality management major, you will benefit from the many successful IUP alumni who hold roles of senior responsibility with firms such as Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Olive Garden, Aramark, Walt Disney World, Hilton, Panera Bread, Four Seasons, and many more. Aim high and explore the abundant opportunities provided by your enthusiasm for showing people a memorable experience.


    Your career options may span the globe. Our graduates possess general and specialized hospitality skill sets and knowledge that equip them for management and other positions in these industries:

    • Hotels
    • Resorts
    • Bars and restaurants
    • Tourism
    • Commercial and school food/beverage services
    • Country club operations
    • Special events 
    • Cruise Lines
    • Airlines
    • Entrepreneur
    • Catering management (weddings, conventions, and meetings)
    • Wedding planning


    Visit Hcareers.com, a website to assist hospitality management students in locating jobs and posting their resumes.