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Careers in Hospitality

A Hospitality Management degree from Ohio State can open the doors to many career options in events, hotels, travel and restaurants. Learn more about actual careers our students have landed.

Get more information about how to earn your hospitality management degree.

Student jobs and internships

  • Cameron Mitchell – Catering Intern, Marketing Consultant Intern
  • Caribou Coffee – Store Manager
  • COSI – Event Planning Intern
  • Courtyard by Marriott – Bistro Attendant, Front Desk Intern
  • Crowne Plaza & Lofts – Human Resources Intern
  • EMC3 (England) – Summer Concierge
  • Figlio Wood Fired Pizzas – Assistant Manager
  • Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Intern
  • Hampton Inn – Front Desk Intern
  • Hilton – Convention Services and HR Intern, Executive Lounge Concierge, Sales Intern
  • Hyatt Place – Gallery Host
  • Hyatt Regency – Culinary Intern
  • Marriott – Sales Coordinator
  • McDonald’s – Assistant Manager
  • Mimi's Cafe – Server Trainer Intern
  • Mozaik Lounge – Marketing Coordinator
  • Ohio Union – Event Coordinating Intern
  • Ohio State Faculty Club – Banquet Server
  • Scarlet City Events – Intern
  • Sheraton – Concierge
  • Shineville Luxurry Resoit (Korea) – Operations Intern
  • Standard Parking – Supervisor
  • The Blackwell Inn – Housekeeping Manager
  • University Catering – Student Manager
  • University Plaza Hotel – Guest Services Intern
  • Viewpoint Bistro – Food and Beverage Management Trainee
  • VIP Events Management – Social Media Intern
  • Walt Disney Company – College Intern Program
  • Westin – Guest Service Agent

Employment within one year

  • Bob Evans – Assistant Manager
  • Cameron Mitchell – Tour and Sales Coordinator
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill – Assistant Manager
  • Columbus Blue Jackets – Season Ticket Sales
  • Columbus Hospitality – Sales and Catering Coordinator
  • Concord Hospitality – Account Executive
  • Crowne Plaza and Lofts – Sales Administrator
  • Dilgard’s Frozen Foods – Sales Representative
  • DoubleTree Suites – Catering Sales Manager
  • eTech Ohio Commission – Conference Coordinator
  • Enterprise Holdings – Station Manager
  • Four Seasons – Assistant Spa Manager
  • HHA Services – Hospitality Services Manager
  • Hilton – Front Office Manager, Housekeeping Coordinator, Sales and Catering Coordinator
  • Hillstone Restaurant Group – Manager
  • Hyatt Hotels – Food and Beverage Manager, Front Office Assistant Manager, Meeting Concierge, Spa Manager
  • Hostar International – Sales Consultant
  • Hyde Park Restaurants – Human Resources
  • InterContinental Hotels – Restaurant Supervisor
  • Interstate Hotels and Resorts – Sales Manager
  • Jebel Ali International Hotels – Human Resources
  • Lifestyles Communities – Experience Coordinator
  • Marriott – Event Operations Manager, Front Desk Associate, Guest and Transportation Services, Leadership Development Program, Outlets Manager, Room Operations Supervisor, Property Sales Coordinator
  • MGM Resorts – Mgmt Assoc, Event Specialist
  • Millennium and Copthorne Hotels – Executive Meeting Manager
  • Milos Cartering – Sales and Event Coordinator
  • Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association – Office and Events
  • Ohio State Medical Association – Event Coordinator
  • Ohio State Faculty Club – Catering, Member Services
  • Ohio Union – Event Coordinator
  • Penn National Gaming – Revenue Auditor
  • Preferred Living – Sales Agent
  • Proteam Solutions – Business Development Manager
  • Provisions Catering – Acct Exec, Event Manager
  • Ritz-Carlton – Sales and Events Coordinator
  • Rusty Bucket – Dining Room Manager
  • Schottenstein Center – Security Administrator
  • Sheraton – Director of Revenue Management, Executive Meeting Specialist
  • Target – Executive Team Leader
  • ViewPoint Bistro – Special Event Coordinator
  • Westin – Meeting and Event Manager
  • Walt Disney World – Event Sales Coordinator

Professional positions: 3-5 years post-graduation

  • AccuData Integrated Marketing – Account Representative
  • Barcelona Restaurant – Owner
  • Bob Evans – Assistant General Manager, Purchasing Assistant
  • Bravo Brio Restaurant Group – Recruiter
  • B Spot Restaurant – Manager
  • Columbus Hospitality – Business Development Manager
  • Crowne Plaza and Lofts – Development Sales Manager
  • Edwards Communities – Membership Specialist
  • Embassy Suites – Executive Meeting Manager
  • Four Seasons Hotels – Assistant Spa Manager
  • Glenmore Country Club – Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Hilton – Catering Manager, Guest and Transportation Services
  • Hyatt Place – Sales and Catering Coordinator
  • Hyatt Regency – Sales and Revenue Manager
  • Interstate Hotels and Resorts – Sales Manager
  • Marriott – Outlets Manager
  • New Albany Country Club – Membership Director
  • NorthPointe – Sales Coordinator
  • Ohio Restaurant Association – Assistant to Director
  • Ohio State Medical Association – Grants/Contacts
  • The Ohio State University – Service Coordinator
  • Pinnacle Golf Club – Sales and Catering Manager
  • Rusty Bucket – General Manager
  • Swissotel – Sales Analyst
  • Wasserstrom – Inside Sales Representative
  • Weaver Popcorn Co – Brand Marketing Manager

Professions other than hospitality

  • Banking business support
  • Financial services sales
  • Healthcare staff recruiting
  • Hospital grants administration
  • Hospital patient services
  • Hotel equipment sales and training
  • Insurance administration
  • Logistics account management
  • Payroll services
  • Retail management
  • Technology staff recruiting
  • University admissions

Pay, job outlook and work environment

A Hospitality Management degree develops skills that transfer to other professions, including:

How to improve your hiring potential

  • Build a LinkedIn profile to 100 percent
  • Conduct research with a faculty mentor
  • Intern at a hotel, resort, restaurant or theme park
  • Join a professional association
  • Lead a related student organization
  • Learn a foreign language, study abroad
  • Master computer application skills
  • Minor in business, communications, behavioral or social sciences
  • Plan a successful event for a campus organization
  • Read career periodicals for trends and legislative issues
  • Volunteer!