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Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

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California is a top destination for people from around the globe. They come to visit the state’s mountains and beaches, wine country, and unique entertainment destinations. Consequently, there are many and varied career opportunities in this sector. From chef or concierge, tour guide or park ranger, travel agent or museum director this industry offers job opportunities with a passion for food, travel, sports, or nutrition.

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Is a career in Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation right for you?

Certificate and Associate Degrees available in Retail, Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management offer immediate employment opportunities and are transferable to CSU Hospitality/Restaurant Management Bachelor degree programs.

Swift upward mobility channels and clear pathways for career advancement.

Unique travel options and industry discounts.

Flexible scheduling of part time employment opportunities in Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism provides “earn while you learn” opportunities i.e., gain valuable work experience while going to school.

High energy work environments that help you build your people skills and professional relationships.

 Opportunities to put your personal stamp on a rapidly changing industry.

3 Main Points

1. The large number and variety of jobs with flexible schedules and rapid advancement opportunities.

2. Career mobility and portability of skills in jobs that can’t be outsourced/off-shored.

3. Live and work in the country and the world’s most exciting locations.

Important Skills

 Critical Thinking

 Team Work

 Problem Solving

 Communication Skills

 Customer Service

 Work Ethic

 Listening

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Careers in Hospitality: Service & Adventure

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