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Do you enjoy working with people? Love going the extra mile to make customers feel appreciated and satisfied?

Designed for students just like you who have an interest in pursuing a vast spectrum of far-reaching service-oriented careers, the world-class School of Hospitality Management (SHM) undergraduate program at Penn State will help you make your professional mark within the hospitality sector — in a way that reflects your unique career and lifestyle goals.


This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines a broad educational foundation with “real-world experiences” and other opportunities for students to hone their leadership, business and communication skills. By tailoring the flexible curriculum to meet your specific needs and interests, you may pursue an emphasis in restaurant management, hotel management, or institutional management.

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Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management is one of the most prestigious and well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.
Nicole Harker
Spring 2019 Commencement
SHM Student Marshal

Nicole Harker was a member of Eta Sigma Delta, the honor society for SHM students, where she completed numerous community service projects. She worked at the Nittany Lion Inn as a front desk agent, held an internship at the Reeds at Shelter Haven, and was selected to attend the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association President's Conference. She received numerous awards and scholarships. Following graduation, she plans to complete a manager-in-training program at the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.