Tourism and hospitality fields focus on the management, marketing, and operations of hotels, restaurants, parks, and other attractions. Event planning - often associated with tourism and hospitality - focuses on the budgets, timelines, legalities, and logistics of planning various kinds of events.
Designing your major
Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to tourism, hospitality, and event planning, including:
Learn about careers in the field
Learn through experience
Join a student organization
Student organizations can help us clarify our interests and build experience. Here are a few ideas of organizations in this area:
- Union Board
- Arts & Humanities First Thursdays
- Indiana University Student Foundation
- Indiana University Student Alumni Association
- Dance Marathon
- DECA at Kelley
- IU Outdoor Adventures
- Toastmasters At Kelley School of Business
- Theme Park and Attractions Club at IU
Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?
- Boys and Girls Club of Ellettsville
- Hoosier Hikers Council
- IU Auditorium
- Girls Incorporated Of Monroe County
- Monroe County YMCA
- Area 10 Agency on Aging
- Bloomington Parks and Recreation
- Habitat for Humanity
- Sycamore Land Trust
Interested in graduate school?
In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Event Planning and Management, Hospitality/Hospitality Management, Park Management, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Marketing and Management, MBA (with hospitality concentration), and many more!
There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.