Hospitality

We are excited to hear you are interested in hospitality. Your work here will lead to more than just a job. You will graduate ready to embrace a fulfilling life-long career.

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Studying just blocks away from the Las Vegas Strip in the new state-of- the-art Hospitality Hall, you will learn both the management theories and operational competencies needed to enter any segment of the hospitality industry, including gaming management, meetings and events, restaurant management, and professional golf management.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas

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Hospitality Accounting

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Hospitality Law

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Food and Beverage Cost Control

Senator Harry Reid with law students

Employment Law

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Hospitality Marketing

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Service Management

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Human Resources Management

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Food Service Sanitation

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Roughly 80 percent of our graduating students eligible for employment are on the job by the time they graduate. Graduates typically work in a supervisory or management capacity in a hotel, casino, restaurant, events facility, or golf club. Many of our partner hospitality companies offer direct placement into a management position (following management development programs), for which successful candidates can expect to make an approximate starting annual salary of $45,000.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Experience career enhancement opportunities through career fairs, industry information sessions, industry mentors, internships, and career counseling.

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Gain experience outside the classroom and build your resume by working a required 1,000 hours in the hospitality industry.

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Work a variety of community-focused events, including the college’s signature event—UNLVino—a food and wine celebration with partner, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

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Participate in one or more of 13 hospitality-oriented student organizations, which provide positive learning experiences both in and out of the classroom and enhance interpersonal and leadership skills.

Every year...

600+
Internships organized
>100
national hospitality brands invited to recruitment events
175
industry mentors paired with students

With a Degree in Hospitality, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields

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Hotel, Casino, Restaurant, and Golf Club Management

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Hotel Development

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Revenue Management

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Entertainment & Events Management

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Meeting & Convention Planning

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Now that you are interested, learn more about how hospitality can start you on a path of lifelong learning and discovery.