Tourism and Events Management
The Tourism and Events Management program prepares students to become future managers and leaders in tourism, events, and hospitality fields. With a wide array of faculty expertise based in research and practice, our undergraduate program trains students to gain a variety of management competencies and experiences students need to succeed in these fields.
Our program which is located in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. capital region affords students ideal opportunities for unique fieldwork experiences, career networking, and guest lectures from experienced industry partners. One of the best features about our program is the mandatory practicum and full-time internship, which works as a pathway to a full-time job for many of our seniors and graduates. We want to ensure that all our students are career-ready and are prepared and confident about their professional career upon graduation.
“One of the best things about it is that we were required to do a practicum and a full-time internship. They helped me learn more about the industry before I got into it. I met a lot of people and it provided a lot of experience. You can’t always learn from a text book; it needs to be hands on as well.”
—-Lindsay Condelli, BS Tourism and Events Management ‘15