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Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Planning

You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from tourism, hospitality, and event planning majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent tourism, hospitality, and event planning graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.

Potential Employers

  • USA International Harp Competition - Event & Logistics positions
  • Local Growers Guild - Event Planning positions
  • FORUM Credit Union - Event Planning positions
  • Solution Tree - Conference and Event Planning positions
  • Indiana Sports Corporation - Event Operations positions
  • Live Nation - Sales/Event positions
  • People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) - Event Planning positions
  • Red Frog Events - Event Coordinator positions
  • Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Festival positions
  • The Walt Disney Company - Marketing Strategy positions
  • MGM Resorts - Management and Hospitality positions
  • Penn National Gaming - Management positions
  • National 4-H Youth Conference Center - Sales and Conference positions

Job Search Sites

These sites post jobs that relate directly to journalism, media, and communication. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."

  • Promotions
  • Events
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Conference
  • Operations
  • Food & Beverage

Organization & Company Research Resources

When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.

IUB Library's Collection of Company Research Links

  • What does good customer service mean to you?
  • Describe a time when you went above “the call of duty.”
  • How would you handle an upset customer?
  • How do you ensure a great customer experience?
  • How do you organize your schedule?
  • You have budgeted $5,000 for an event and realize that your food budget is over by 50%. What would you do?

Insider Tips

  • Show your ability to multitask and deal with budgets, as both skills are required in this field.
  • Customer service, leadership, and training/supervision experience are highly sought after in these fields.
  • Travel domestically and abroad, and put it on your resume.
  • Learn other languages.
  • Work with diverse populations as much as possible; you’ll do this a lot in these fields, so experience is important.

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