Business Hospitality & Tourism Career Community

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Explore the Business Hospitality and Tourism Career Community

The Business Hospitality and Tourism Career Community includes those interested in careers related to the business functions essential to organizational operations, including those interested in operations associated with restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services.

Your major does NOT equal your career!  All majors and concentrations correlate to career in business, hospitality and tourism operational areas. 

However, some of the more popular choices of major for students in this career community are:

  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology

Here is a snapshot of the various areas you could specialize in with a career in Business and Hospitality & Tourism:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance and Financial Planning
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing 
  • MBA

There are a wide variety of jobs within the Business and Hospitality & Tourism industries. 

Click here to explore the job titles within the industries related to business.  

Much like the many roles you could pursue in Business and Hospitality & Tourism, there are also a variety of work environments.  

Click here to explore the types of organizations within the industries related to business.  


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  • Search Now - Timing is key…accounting firms tend to recruit in the fall semester only. Soon-to-be grads are eligible for most entry-level accounting positions with these organizations. Corporate accounting opportunities tend to be posted year-round and as needed.
  • Network Today - Large and mid-size accounting firms tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those firms, networking must be one of your search strategies. Explore linkedin.com and connect with alumni/employers working in the field.
  • Apply Online - Most firms need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing - Accounting firms are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your Stockton.joinhandshake.com account. These programs are offered in early-October and late-February. Most accounting firms attend fall recruitment event!
  • Search Now - Timing is key…certain industries and major companies tend to recruit in the fall semester only. Soon-to-be grads are eligible for most entry-level positions with these organizations. Internship seekers should begin early too.
  • Promote your Skills – Every company seeks to use data to support making short- and long-term strategic business decisions, which means your skills are widely marketable to all employers! Don’t limit exploring opportunities with an employer based on the industry or solely on the job title. Focus on promoting your skill sets including being data driven, an effective storytelling, and technically competent.
  • Network Today - Large and mid-size companies tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those organizations, networking must be one of your search strategies. Explore linkedin.com and connect with alumni/employers working in the field.
  • Apply Online - Most companies need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing – Most employers are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your stockton.edu/handshake account. These programs are offered in early-October and early-March. Log on with your GoPortal Username/Password.
  • Search Now - Timing is key…most large financial organizations and financial advising firms recruit in the fall semester for rotational/leadership programs and financial advisor roles. Expected graduates are encouraged to apply for positions now. Corporate financial analyst opportunities tend to be posted year round and as needed.
  • Network Today – Rotational and leadership program positions are very competitive and larger firms tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those firms, networking must be one of your search strategies.
  • Apply Online - Most organizations need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing – Companies are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your stockton.edu/stocktonworks account. Then select “My Events”. These programs are offered in early-October and late-February.
  • Expand your Target Employer List – Every company processes money in and out, which means your skills are marketable to all employers! Consider management trainee track positions or corporate accounts receivable/payable opportunities.
  • Learn about Industry Credentials – Learn about industry specific certifications needed in the field. Most organizations offer training to prepare for exams but expenses associated with them may be on the individual. Securities: finra.org/industry/qualifications-exams. Financial Planning: www.cfp.net.
  • Search Now - Timing is key…most large hotels, food management organizations, and restaurant brands recruit for rotational/leadership/management programs in the fall. Expected graduates are encouraged to apply for positions now. Tourism and event planning opportunities tend to be more seasonal and heavily concentrated in the spring and summer months with recruiting beginning in early spring.
  • Network Today – Rotational/leadership/management program positions are very competitive and some larger organizations tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those organizations, networking must be one of your search strategies.
  • Apply Online - Most organizations need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing – Companies are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your stockton.edu/stocktonworks account. Then select “My Events”. These programs are offered in early-October and late-February.
  • Credentials – Learn about industry specific certifications needed in your area. ServeSafe: servesafe.com. Certified Meeting Professional: http://www.mpipotomac.org/certified-meeting-professional.php.

Coming soon!

  • Search Now - Timing is key…most large organizations and companies recruiting for rotational/leadership/trainee track positions tend to recruit in the fall semester only. Expected graduates are encouraged to apply for positions now.
  • Network Today – Rotational/leadership/trainee program positions are very competitive and organizations tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those firms, networking must be one of your search strategies. Explore linkedin.com and connect with alumni/employers working in the field.
  • Apply Online - Most organizations need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing – Companies are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your Stockton.joinhandshake.com account. These programs are offered in early-October and late-February. Most accounting firms attend fall recruitment event!
  • Expand your Target Employer List – Every company is a business, which means your skills are marketable to all employers! Don’t limit exploring opportunities with an employer based on the industry they represent.
  • Search Now - Timing is key…most large organizations and companies recruiting for rotational/leadership/trainee track positions tend to recruit in the fall semester only. Expected graduates are encouraged to apply for positions now.
  • Network Today – Rotational/leadership/trainee program positions are very competitive and organizations tend to recruit candidates from select institutions. If your goal is to land a position with one of those firms, networking must be one of your search strategies. Explore linkedin.com and connect with alumni/employers working in the field.
  • Apply Online - Most organizations need you to apply formally online prior to moving you along in the interview process. Make this one of your first job search steps.
  • Practice Interviewing – Companies are using behavioral based and situational based questions in interviews. Be prepared to answer those type of questions.
  • Participate in Stockton’s Semesterly Career and Internship Fair - Determine which companies will be at the Career and Internship Fair by logging onto your Stockton.joinhandshake.com account. These programs are offered in early-October and late-February. Most accounting firms attend fall recruitment event!
  • Expand your Target Employer List – Every company is a business, which means your skills are marketable to all employers! Don’t limit exploring opportunities with an employer based on the industry they represent.
Coming soon!
  • Join Stockton’s Accounting and Finance Society – Sign-up on OspreyHub, stockton.edu/ospreyhub, or at the Get Involved Fair hosted in September and January.
  • Attend the New Jersey Society of CPA’s Career Fair – This event is typically held in early October. Student memberships are discounted. Register on njcpa.org.
  • Learn About the Route to CPA: https://thiswaytocpa.com/join-aicpa/.
  • Build you Target List of Accounting Firms: Top 100.
  • Partner with Campus Philly – Your resource for employer connections in the greater Philadelphia region. Participate in online career and internship fairs hosted in October and March.
  • Join Stockton’s Accounting and Finance Society – Sign-up on OspreyHub, stockton.edu/ospreyhub, or at the Get Involved Fair hosted in September and January.
  • Salary Standards – Familiarize yourself with compensation packages and terms typical to this industry such as commission only, base + commission, and residual commission.
  • Review Industry Job Boards: http://www.efinancialcareers.com/ focuses on positions in finance, banking and accounting.
  • Partner with Campus Philly – Your resource for employer connections in the greater Philadelphia region. Participate in online career and internship fairs hosted in October and March.

Coming soon!

  • Join a Campus Club/Organization: Sign-up on OspreyHub, stockton.edu/ospreyhub, or at the Get Involved Fair hosted in September and January.
  • Check out Industry Specific Job Boards: Management: www.indeed.com.
  • Partner with Campus Philly – Your resource for employer connections in the greater Philadelphia region. Participate in online career and internship fairs hosted in October and March
  • Join a Campus Club/Organization: Sign-up on OspreyHub, stockton.edu/ospreyhub, or at the Get Involved Fair hosted in September and January.
  • Check out Industry Specific Job Boards: Marketing: marketinjobs.com.
  • Partner with Campus Philly – Your resource for employer connections in the greater Philadelphia region. Participate in online career and internship fairs hosted in October and March
Coming soon!

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