Over the past two days, I have attended the Lodging HR & Diversity Conference at Georgetown. It was truly an enlightening experience. I was able to meet with industry executives from Marriott, Choice Hotels, and Hilton, as well as the National Associaton for Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers and the Latino Hotel & Restaurant Association. They were excited about Trinity and our new Hospitality degree (http://www.trinitydc.edu/programs/business-administration-with-hospitality-management/).
They loved the fact that our program is built on top of the business degree and that students will learn the fundamentals of finance, business, marketing, management, and HR that you need to excel throughout the industry. They are actively looking for more minorities and women in the industry. They are even looking for accountants, HR managers, and other operational staff. This is an industry to consider! The hotel and hospitality industries are growing and very diverse.