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Professional Hospitality Experience Hours Requirements
In-person experiential work requirements (e.g., internships, required work hours) for academic credit and/or for graduation requirements are permitted without additional review from the university or college for Fall 2021. The HHD Office of Undergraduate Education continues to encourage departments to offer alternatives and options for these experiential work requirements, so students may complete graduation requirements safely during the pandemic.

The School of Hospitality Management requires that each student complete and document a minimum of 1000 hours of appropriate hospitality professional experience. To maximize the quality of your professional experience, the following guidelines apply. 

  • Students must work in at least two different jobs or internships. They are not required to change companies, but they must have two different jobs or internships should they remain with the same company. 
  • No single job or internship may count for more than 600 hours. 
  • Any job or internship where a student works less than 40 hours will not qualify. 
  • At least 400 hours must be completed within the U.S.