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Appendix B: Careers & Internships in Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management

Parks, Recreation and Tourism maintains a job and internship board outside the Annex 1085 Office. Students looking for a job or internship should begin by checking the job listings on this board periodically. The students in PRT 5460 Electronic Marketing have been developing a LinkedIn and Facebook page for the purpose of posting current news and job/internships announcements. Dr. Ralston also maintains a Twitter feed that reports current hospitality and travel related jobs. The Twitter feed and Resort/Hotel Manager's Digest is updated daily.

American Hospitality Academy's Internship Program

The American Hospitality Academy's Internship Program is one of the world's most well-known and respected providers of hospitality training and cultural exchange programs. Since 1986, AHA has been providing training programs for 1000’s of students worldwide in the USA. Recently, the AHA began offering the same quality programs to countries around the world. Internships are offered in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Disney's College Program

"As a Disney College Program participant, you'll become part of the magic that is known world. As a Disney College Program participant, you'll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You'll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international diverse students from all over the country and potentially the world. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever" Disney College Program participants work in more than 20 different positions at the Walt Disney World ® Resort (in Florida) and Disneyland ® Resort (in California), such as, operations, lodging, food/beverage management, recreation, and entertainment. During the application process, applicants have the opportunity to express interest in the specific roles for which they would like to be considered.

Transitions Abroad

An international career requires advance planning and careful consideration. Transitions Abroad provides a wealth of information on international careers, internships abroad, and short-term (summer & student work) abroad.Check out the wealth of resources that will assist you in planning and preparing for an international career.

Additional Student Resources

Contact ST&HM

For more information on ST&HM, please contact:

Dorothy L. Schmalz, Ph.D.

Phone: 801-585-6503 Email:


For more information on the Online ST&HM Emphasis, please contact:

Preston Tanner

Phone: 801-587-7357 Email: 

Undergraduate Advising

Senior Academic Advisor

Eric Gardner

Phone: 801-585-0832

Online ST&HM Program

Online Program Coordinator

Preston Tanner 

Phone: 801-587-7357

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