The Hospitality Industry Practical Work Experience is a tool to integrate theory from the classroom into practice.
Using the advantage of USF's location and partnerships in Tampa Bay, the master of science students can work in a variety of hospitality and tourism companies while they are furthering their education.
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As well as many other Tampa Bay hospitality and tourism companies.
Graduate students must complete 1300 hours of hospitality practical experience unless prior experience warrants a waiver of this requirement (see advisor for information). Students are required to complete 1000 hours of hospitality related practical work experience as a prerequisite for the three credit Graduate Internship (HMG 6946). The internship course requires 300 hours of practical experience. Work experience documentation is required for a waiver of the hour requirement. If the candidate provides documentation of 1300 hours of work experience of management level work, the requirement may be waived.
During year one, practical experience can be fulfilled by on-campus or off-campus work experiences. During year two, students enroll in the Graduate Internship (HMG 6946) course and are placed in an internship facilitated and managed by the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Internship Coordinator.
International students complete their practical experience during their first academic year through an on-campus placement and during their second year by placement with a hospitality and tourism company off-campus. These students should discuss their options with their advisor.
International students in F-1 status complete the practical experience through placement on-campus during their first academic year. After one academic year, students can be placed in hospitality and tourism companies off-campus.
During year one, in order to participate in the on-campus practical experience, international students need to:
During year two, in order to participate in the Graduate Internship (HMG 6946), international students need to:
All questions regarding SSN and CPT application can be directed to the Office of International Services by emailing [email protected].