As exemplified on our home page, Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates find a wide variety of exciting and fast-paced opportunities open to them with high placement rates. Feiertag HTM Industry partners:
- Offer Internships
- Conduct frequent on-campus interview sessions
- Visit classes to talk about cutting-edge careers and opportunities
- Host class field trips to visit corporate headquarters and get a behind-the-scenes view of HTM operations
- Provide scholarships
Destinations Career Fair
Over 40 industry heavyweights such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Cvent, MGM, and Great American Restaurants attend the Destinations in HTM Career Event. Students have the opportunity to meet and speak with recruiters in the hopspitality industry, share their resumes, and gain valuable knowledge about the hospitality industry and potential employers. In addition to CareerScope and Destinations, we also participate in the Pamplin College Business Horizons Career Fair.
"HTM Hokies are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work!"
"When I hire an HTM grad from Virginia Tech, I know I can put them right to work and they will get the job done!"
These are just a few examples of the positive feedback we receive from our industry recruiters. Our students’ foundation in the Pamplin College of Business gives them the tools they need to be able to contribute to their companies starting day one. In a recent survey, our industry partners reinforced our position as one of the premier HTM programs in the world. Whether they are attending our Destinations Career Fair, conducting individualized information sessions, speaking in our classes, or interviewing, recruiters love our students. The feeling is of course mutual! We also work with our industry partners to build mutually beneficial relationships through sponsorships, opportunities, and our HTM Advisory Board. This synergy helps us to continue to create excellence in the Business of Hospitality and Tourism Management and is a large reason why our graduates enjoy an 85-90% placement rate upon graduation.