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 (Sept.) and spring (Feb.) 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, etc.
  • Coordinates interviewing schedules between students and companies recruiting
  • Presents a mandatory orientation to students each semester explaining departmental requirement regarding interships 
  • Collects and keeps student resumes on file
  • 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 placement at the end of each school semester
  • Strong supporter of 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
Senior Administrative Assistant, Career Center Coordinator & 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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