Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management

The Stockton University Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Program launches student's careers, through active learning, internship experience, and professional networks.

Profession ready graduates are empowered with passion, knowledge, skills, values, and engaging perspectives to develop as competitive leaders. 

As a major employer in the world today, education in hospitality and tourism can open doors to exciting career paths in every segment of the industry.

 

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About the Program

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the field of hospitality than to learn at our newest campus situated right in a major tourist destination, Atlantic City. Our new facility is the most modern and technologically advanced overlooking the Atlantic City skyline.

You will learn from our experienced faculty and interact and connect with industry partners who will give you a first hand insight and hands-on experience in hospitality, tourism, and event management.

Our program launches student's careers, through active learning, internship work experience, and professional networks.

Profession ready graduates are empowered with passion, knowledge, skills, values, and engaging perspectives to develop as competitive leaders.

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75% of our students stay within their internship company/organization after graduation or receive full-time placement within the industry.

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Internships, any time, any where from Florida to California, Colorado to New Jersey.

 

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Stockton's faculty have strong and diverse backgrounds; domestic/international.

About the Industry

  • The chance to join a rapidly growing industry. Amongst the fastest growing areas of employment in the world, over 100 million.
  • There are increasingly few skilled staff in the industry. Regions have highlighted the lack of skilled staff to fill the vacancies.
  • Opportunities to travel. No matter where you are in the world, the industry has a place. Whether you choose to work in hotels, events, attractions, food and beverage, or anywhere else in the sector, there are always jobs available.
  • Transferable skills. Focusing on management, will encapsulate the learning of business skills. This knowledge can be used in careers far beyond those related to the degree, especially given the degree's focus on service. Service is increasingly important in global markets, so graduates from a highly service-oriented degree are all set to have an immediate advantage over the competition.
  • Combining subjects. HTMS embraces a wide range of other subjects. Covering multiple subjects in one degree e will not only make it more interesting to study, but it will also help you to broaden your knowledge and develop new skills.

Career Paths

  • The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the largest career sectors in the world and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Not only do our graduates work for leading hospitality and tourism employers, but also in emerging industry sectors.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management prepares students for a leadership career throughout the hospitality industry. Students learn all aspects of the industry, including finance, operations, customer service theory, human resources, marketing and communications, in order to build a solid foundation of skills that will help them secure positions in the top hospitality and tourism companies in the world. Our faculty offer students a robust perspective on the hospitality industry as well as real-world experience.

  • Students have the option to complete a generalized degree or select areas of interests tailoring the depth and knowledge of industry sectors in Event Management, Resort Management, Restaurant Management, or Tourism.

  • All students are required to complete professional work experiences hours and an internship to gain experience in the field as well as apply concepts learned in the classroom. Upon graduation, our students are highly prepared for managerial roles in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Internships

  • Internships, any time, any where from Florida to California, Colorado to New Jersey.
  • Gain valuable experiences, explore career paths, develop network connections, prepares you for the transition.
  • Nearly 75% of our students stay within their internship company/organization after graduation or receive full-time placement within the industry.
  • Access to career fairs, networking events, and employer in residence.
  • Multiple networks for vast opportunities; internship supported with online learning.
  • Completion of 225 hours.

Curriculum Worksheets


Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Past Curriculum Worksheets

Program Coordinator:


Michael ScalesDr. Michael Scales

Professor
Office: G-131
Phone: 609-626-6838
Email: Michael.Scales@stockton.edu

Faculty

 Donna Albano

 Donna Albano, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

609-652-4493 | G-130
Jane Bokunewicz

Jane Bokunewicz, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

609-652-4278 | AC-317e
Joseph Lema

Joseph Lema, Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

609-626-3811 | G-129
Noel Criscione-Naylor

Noel Criscione-Naylor, Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies 

609-652-4446 | K-153
William Quain

William Quain, Associate Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management Studies

609-652-4265 | AC-318d
Michael S. Scales

Michael S. Scales, Coordinator and Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

609-626-6838 | G-131
Brian J. Tyrrell

Brian J. Tyrrell, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

609-652-4759 |  AC-224i
Clifford Whithem

Clifford Whithem, Professor Emeritus of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies

Adjuncts:

Tara Marsh

Tara Marsh, HTMS

609-626-3646 |  G-124
Paul Fosbre

Paul Fosbre, HTMS

609-652-4534 | H-114

 

 

Alumni Success

Chris Jones

Chris Jones '07

Director of Sales, Sonesta ES Suites

Read more about Chris

 

Robin Toth

Robin Toth '16

Events & Communications Coordinator, Fiddler's Elbow Country Club

Read more about Robin

 

Guy Zompa

Guy Zompa Jr. '01

Director of Operations, Little Water Distillery

Read more about Chris

 

Amanda Minelli-Ortiz

Amanda Minelli-Ortiz Jr. '11

Sales Assistant, Disney Vacation Club

Read more about Amanda

 


HTMS Disney College Program

Disney College Program

Stockton students considering the Disney College Program experience are encouraged to read through all the details provided by Disney on their website: Disney College Program

HTMS Students typically take a full semester off from Stockton to Live, Learn, and Earn at Disney.

There are opportunities to earn credits in the HTMS required Internship course and Professional Work Experience course. 

It is imperative that you read through all the information provided by Stockton and Disney, and meet with your Preceptor about your individual options.

How will my financial aid be affected?

If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six-month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six-month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments. Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time, your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.

How will my campus housing be affected?

If you live on campus, please access the GoStockton Portal and complete the Residential Life Cancellation form to cancel your housing for the term in which you will be away. Be prepared to show proof of acceptance into the internship. If you will be participating in the internship for the Spring Term and plan to return to the residences for the following Fall Term, please attend a Housing Renewal Information Session prior to your departure. Session dates and times will be announced each fall and are printed in the Guide to Residential Life. During your time away, please contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions or need assistance completing the three-step Housing Renewal Process so you can secure housing for the following Fall Term when you return to campus.

Can I earn credit at Stockton University for the Disney College Program?

Currently only Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management students can earn credits by enrolling in HTMS 4970 if they meet the prerequisites. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)

Can I transfer credits back to Stockton if I take a class at Disney?

As of summer 2019 the DCP program is no longer offering college classes for credit. Therefore, no credits are eligible to be transferred back to Stockton University. However, students are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities known as Disney Exploration Seminars. https://dorms.disney.com/learning. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)

Do I have to tell my Preceptor what I'm doing?

You MUST work with your preceptor.

Do I need to fill out a Leave of Absence form?

No, students may miss one semester at Stockton without taking an official leave of absence: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?StocktonUniv&layout_id=4

What is my Stockton status while I'm away completing the Disney College Program?

An active student that is not registered for classes.

What do I have to do to regiser for classes for the following semester?

Register at the scheduled pre-registration time through goStockton, as normal.

I registered for Stockton classes before receiving my offer from Disney. Now that I received and accepted my offer, what do I do about the classes I registered for at Stockton?

If you are 100% committed to the program you may drop your courses at Stockton by logging into your goStockton account. Refer to the Important Dates box on the Home tab for the timeframe you are allowed to do this.

I had a great experience but I'm not sure how to add it to my resume?

Congratulations on obtaining professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to transfer your accomplishments and new skills acquired onto your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with Career Education and Development for review. www.stockton.edu/careerappointment 

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information.

Financial Aid

Connect with the Office of Financial Aid (CC201) to review your personal aid, loan status, and scholarships.

If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments.

Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time , your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.


Leave of Absence 
Be sure to confirm with the  Office of the Registrar (CC203) about your enrollment status
 
If you have registered for Stockton classes before receiving your offer from Disney. 
If you are100% committed to the program you may drop your courses at Stockton by logging into your goStockton account. Refer to the Important Dates box on the Home tab for the timeframe you are allowed to do this.

Housing/Residential Life
 If you live on campus, contact the Office of Residential Life relevant to your housing location and either cancel your housing or appeal for termination for the semester(s) you will be gone, depending on your situation. 
 
If you live on campus, please access the GoStockton Portal and complete the Residential Life Cancellation form to cancel your housing for the term in which you will be away. Be prepared to show proof of acceptance into the internship.  
 
If you will be participating in the internship for the Spring Term and plan to return to the residences for the following Fall Term, please attend a Housing Renewal Information Session prior to your departure. Session dates and times will be announced each fall and are printed in the Guide to Residential Life

Precepting
Schedule a meeting with your Preceptor to discuss your absence and when/how to sign up for classes upon your return. 
 
You MUST work with your preceptor if you are an HTMS student. You will also need to be sure to reach out to your preceptor while you are away for academic advising.

Course Credits
 HTMS students typically take a full semester off from Stockton to Live, Learn and Earn at Disney.
 
There are opportunities to earn credit for classes and the work experience.  Every student situation is different depending on how many credits you have, what electives you need, your financial aid situation. Disney has a process required to validate the earning of credit by the intuition.
Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)
Leave of Absence

Be sure to confirm with the  Office of the Registrar (CC203) about your enrollment status:
https://stockton.edu/academic-affairs/agreements/leave-of-absence-readmission.html.  


Housing/Residential Life
 During your time away, please contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions or need assistance completing the three-step Housing Renewal Process so you can secure housing for the following Term when you return to campus.

Precepting
 You MUST work with your preceptor if you are an HTMS student. You will also need to be sure to reach out to your preceptor while you are away for academic advising.  Scheduling a phone appointment or communicating via email is appropriate.
 
Register at the scheduled pre-registration time through goStockton, as normal.
 

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information. 

Course Credits

Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)


Career Development

I had a great experience but I’m not sure how to add it to my resume? Congratulations on obtaining a professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to identify your accomplishments and new skills acquired on your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with Career Education & Development for review. Call 609-652-4650 for appointment availability and current walk-in hours.

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information. 

 

 

For more information on the Disney College Program please contact:

Tara Marsh

HTMS Internship Coordinator

Phone: 609-626-3646

Email: Tara.Marsh@Stockton.edu

Office: G124

Program & Co-Curricular Activities
 

The Ledger:

The Ledger is a student newsletter that is published each semester and distributed to Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The newsletter informs all of our alumni and industry friends what’s happening and what is new at the university and with the Hospitality and Tourism Studies Program. The Ledger features articles and profiles of prominent figures at the university. Any student can get involved with this publication. You can access archived versions of The Ledger by clicking here

Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Society:

This student led organization promotes community engagement, networking and educational endeavors including dine arounds, tours, fundraising, and service learning activities. The Hospitality and Tourism Management Society is one of the most active student organizations at Stockton University.

EVENT-ive:

This student led group was formed by students and for students interested in pursuing a career in Event Planning. Activities are event focused and include guest speakers, tours, and hand-on learning experiences in event management. The group collaborates with the Hospitality and Tourism Management Society to avoid overlap so that students can be members of both organizations.

Eta Sigma Delta:

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students. It is administered by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), the global leader in hospitality and tourism education and research.

Distinguished Speaker Series:

Each semester the Hospitality and Tourism Management Society at Stockton present a dynamic speaker from somewhere in the hospitality and tourism industry of national or international prominence to address our entire student body. These speakers provide the students with current trends and industry insights.

Hospitality and Tourism Business Tours and Demonstrations:

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program provides site visitation to hospitality and tourism businesses, as well as guest speakers and professional demonstrations.

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT)

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey.  LIGHT is supported in its efforts to provide the most recent, accurate and relevant information to community leaders and policy makers, by a team of skilled experts drawn from Stockton faculty and the broader community.  Their contributions include the quarterly Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators report, a variety of studies focused on issues such as problem gambling among New Jersey's youth and the behaviors of Millennials in the consumer marketplace.

We hope that these insights into New Jersey's gaming, hospitality and tourism industries will inspire you as they have inspired us to seek out new solutions and new ways to work together toward a common goal; the success of our local businesses and the neighboring communities which they serve.  

For more information please click here


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