The Ray Kavanaugh HTM Career Center:

Welcome to the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Division of Consumer Science


The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's Career Center provides services for HTM/CSR undergraduates, graduate students, alumni & company 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 career fair in the  fall/September and spring/February.
  • Strongly recommend students to register to our HTM/CSR List Serve to receive emails when employers are looking to fill internships or full/time employment, etc.
  • Coordinates interviewing schedules between students and companies recruiting
  • Presents a mandatory orientation to students each semester explaining departmental requirement regarding internships 
  • Collects and keeps student resumes on file
  • Host various workshops throughout the semester
  • Plans recruiting company information sessions prior to interviewing
  • Sends resumes to companies for pre-screening
  • Assists faculty with hosting recruiters for lunch during on-campus recruiting
  • Arranges for class presentations by recruiters for faculty
  • Surveys recruiters concerning student performance each school semester

Career Center Orientation Packet

In-Office Hours for Fall 2021:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.


Remote Hours for Fall 2021:


8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Poynter, M.

Maria Poynter
Senior Administrative Assistant/ HTM Career Center Coordinator/Marriott Hall Building Deputy

Purdue University
Marriott Hall Room 128C
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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