The HTM Career Center will be closed for the Winter Recess Break beginning Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5pm EST until Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:00am EST.

Best Wishes For a Happy Holiday Season & A Happy Prosperous New Year! Our Sincere Thanks For Your Continuous Support!

Welcome to the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management - The Ray Kavanaugh Career Center

The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's Career Center provides services for HTM undergraduates, graduate students, alumni & recruiters. The HTM Career Center serves as a liaison between hospitality company representatives, students and the School. During the academic year, approximately 400 students use the services of the HTM Career Center to obtain permanent employment and internships in the hospitality industry. Employers enjoy visiting campus to meet and interview our well-prepared and talented students. The center provides the following services:

  • Sponsor a fall and spring career fair
  • Strongly recommend students to register to our HTM List Serve to receive emails when employers are looking to fill internships or full/time employment
  • Coordinates interviewing schedules between students and companies recruiting
  • Presents an orientation to students each semester explaining departmental policies, procedures, etc. regarding interviews
  • Provides recruiting brochures, and annual reports of hospitality companies to students for review before interviewing
  • Collects and keeps student resumes on file
  • Plans recruiting company' presentations prior to interviewing
  • Sends resumes to companies for pre-screening
  • Arranges for faculty to host recruiters for lunch during on-campus recruiting
  • Arranges for class presentations by recruiters for faculty
  • Surveys recruiters concerning student placement at the end of each school semester
  • Strongly support Title IX - Student's Title IX rights will follow them to the employer during an internship/work experience

Career Center Orientation Packet

HTM Career Center Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Poynter, M.

Maria Poynter
HTM Career Center Coordinator
Purdue University
Marriott Hall Room 135A
P: (765) 494-4729
F: (765) 494-0327

Hospitality & Tourism Management, 900 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, PH:(765) 494-4643, Fax: (765) 494-0327

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