Under the mentorship of hospitality industry professionals, the 6-12 credit hour internship is performed in companies and organizations located anywhere in the world that facilitates a student’s career goals. Our students have performed internships in host agencies such as Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World Parks, Busch Gardens, InterContinental Hotels Group, Disney-MGM Studios, Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, The Grand Caymanian Resort, Ritz-Carlton Resorts, Four Seasons Resorts, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Embassy Suites.
Attend hospitality-related trade shows and conferences, such as the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, or Florida Tourism Day in Tallahassee, to name a few.
Network with the program’s Industry Liaison Council (ILC), an advisory board of prominent senior executives representing all sectors of the hospitality industry. The ILC meets each fall and spring to interact with students and faculty and to report on a variety of action items that impact our program. ILC members also host field trips, provide internship placements, serve as Professor-For-A-Day, and provide valuable industry connections.
Become an active member of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH), the premier professional organization for hospitality students. NSMH is a student-run association, providing events and programs that bring together college-level students with company sponsors, industry representatives, other hospitality organizations, advisors and mentors, and hospitality high school students.