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Students in Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM) have a truly unique opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers and faculty members in an active research environment.

As an SHM student, you’ll contribute greatly to our research mission while gaining firsthand experience in conducting groundbreaking research, working with participants, collecting data, conducting data analyses, publishing papers, and presenting your findings at academic conferences.

In keeping with our innovative and interdisciplinary mission in Hospitality Management, the research possibilities here are extensive and diverse, with a particular focus in the following areas:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Employee Diversity

  • Fun in the Workplace

  • Strategic Management

  • Pricing

  • Service Recovery

  • Guest Satisfaction

  • Healthy Eating

  • Branding

  • Internationalization

  • Consumer Choice and Purchase Decisions

  • Employee Retention and Turnover

  • Real Estate and Asset Management

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