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Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly Travel Industry Management)
Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and HPU Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) students connect to it as they study. Through internships and partnership projects with major hotels and travel providers, plus one of the most diverse cultural student and faculty populations, affiliations with major global associations and professional travel clubs, HTM students are often already connected to their first career position when they graduate.
*Updated October 2015
Over 35 HPU students, including HTM 2010 class & TIMSO, participated as mentors & volunteers for hundreds of high school students at the LEI event on April 8, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
LEI stands for Lead, Expose & Inspire. It is a HTA-sponsored workforce development project created and provided by ClimbHI to inspire Hawai‘i’s youth to select careers in the Hawai‘i visitor industry.
The Generational Mentoring Program will pair 12 general managers from across the state with 12 students from travel industry management programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi. This is a special program sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) and developed especially for those students who aspire to pursue a career path that could lead to being a general manager or executive in Hawai‘i’s hospitality industry. Four students that will represent HPU is Isabella Brostron, Gabby Andrade, Jaclyn Young, and Grace Alvarez.
Students selected for this program are paired with their own Mentor for the duration of the seven-month program and will explore topics such as leadership, personal branding, preparing for your career, leading through change, and more. The program allows a unique bond and connection to be established between Mentor and Mentee through discussions, debates and sharing of personal experiences. Each of the leaders were hand-picked for their proven record in developing and mentoring their teams and helping grow the careers of the next generation of leaders.
“Generational mentoring is another logical step in the HLTA’s efforts to support young people who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry,” said Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO of HLTA, which is partnering with Here and Now Consulting to launch the training program.
“Mentoring the next generation of hospitality leaders in Hawaii is critical,” said Art Sarkissian, Here and Now Consulting founder and CEO.
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