Why Choose the Kendall School of Hospitality Management?
At Kendall’s School of Hospitality Management, we balance traditional learning with personal professionalism and industry experience so that you are prepared to take on leadership roles in the hospitality industry after graduation.
- Faculty are connected to industry professionals who teach a curriculum that emphasizes the knowledge and skill sets necessary for managing large hotel operations, world-class foodservice and state-of-the-art meeting venues.
- Kendall’s Integrative Senior Project and two required industry internships immerse students into the world of hospitality through unique and interactive learning experiences.
- Kendall students come from countries worldwide, providing a multicultural perspective in the heart of a world-class city. Students can draw on this experience to better succeed in this increasingly global industry, whether planning to work internationally or in the United States.
Now’s a great time to graduate with a hospitality degree and join this growing industry.
- Today, travel and tourism provides more that 235 million jobs worldwide, or one in 12.3 jobs. 1
- Sales in the foodservice industry will grow 3.6 percent to $604 billion for this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Forecast.2
- The U.S. meeting industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $106 billion in GDP, $263 billion in spending, $60 billion in labor. 3
- Employment of meeting and convention planners is expected to grow 16% from 2008 through 2018.4
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook states in its most recent edition that opportunities will be best for individuals with a bachelor's degree and some meeting planning experience.5
- The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that hospitality has experienced the greatest increase in starting salaries for college graduates of any field in the United States.6
12010 Executive Summary of World Travel and Tourism Council’s Travel and Tourism:
Economic Impact, http://www.wttc.org/bin/pdf/original_pdf_file/2010_exec_summary_final.pdf
4 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/ocos298.htm
5 Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs036.htm