HADM 4900/Field Experience Requirement
HADM 4900: Hospitality Field Experience
The School of Hospitality Administration prides itself in producing graduates who are prepared for the industry. We require all students to accrue hospitality field experience prior to graduation. Positions pursued as part of HADM 4900 can be part-time or full-time and can involve more than one position.
Students are advised to gain hospitality field experience in the industry segment that they plan to work in after graduation. For example, if you are planning to be an event manager after graduation, do not work throughout school exclusively as a restaurant server.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Position description:||Unit credit for each hour worked:||Equates to this number of hours worked:|
|Hourly position with no supervisory duties||.7 units for each hour worked||572 hours|
|Hourly position with limited supervisory duties such as training||.8 units for each hour worked||500 hours|
|Hourly position with several supervisory duties such as training, scheduling, ordering||.9 units for each hour worked||445 hours|
|Full supervisor or manager||1.0 units for each hour||400 hours|
We want graduates to have marketable and impressive resumes. If an individual has not worked in the industry for the last three to five years, more recent work experience is vitally needed.
If you need to know if prior field experience will count, e-mail Dr. Cannon and provide the position(s) held, dates, hours worked, and job descriptions or a break-down of job duties.
- An analysis of your hospitality field experience
- An evaluation from at least a current or recent supervisor or manager (which is mailed directly to Dr. Cannon)
- Proof of your hours worked, through a year-end paycheck stub (if hours are included) or a letter from the HR department or top management indicating the hours worked
The field experience portfolio can be a valuable tool as you are in the job search process. Employers are increasingly requesting that applicants provide work portfolios.