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Cal State campuses offer numerous career paths in hospitality industry

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Interested in a career in hospitality? There are a lot of opportunities at California State Universities (CSU). According to CSU, there are approximately 4,000 undergrads currently majoring in hospitality-related fields. These range from travel and lodging to casino management and corporate event planning.

Here's a look at courses offered a various Cal State campuses:

San Diego State students can learn about surf tourism through the Center for Surf Research. The university also has a Sycuan Institute on tribal gaming. It also has a professional certificate in the Business of Craft Beer.

Sonoma State has a Wine Business Institute and according to CSU was the first in the U.S. to offer an undergrad degree, an MBA and an Executive MBA focused exclusively on the business aspects of the wine industry.

Cal State Fullerton's Entertainment and Tourism Management program combines the business sides of entertainment and tourism to give students a comprehensive education in media-based and tourism-focused/ground-based entertainment.

CSU collaborates with industry leaders through the creation of the Hospitality Management Education Initiative, which has 14 participating campuses providing students with opportunities to meet industry leaders and gain job shadowing experience. In addition, there is a speaker series, internships/work study and more.

Source: http://blogs.calstate.edu/pa/news/?p=3290

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