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Hospitality and Tourism

Would you like to get paid to help people have fun?

Hospitality and tourism workers help people enjoy vacations and entertainment activities. You might work at a restaurant, resort, sports arena, theme park, museum, or hotel.

For example, you might manage operations of a college cafeteria, guide high school students on a trip to Spain, or rent equipment at a recreation center.

There are many hobbies and activities you could explore to learn more about hospitality and tourism. Try one or more of these activities:

  • DECA (Marketing association)
  • Junior Achievement
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • 4-H
  • Join a committee to plan an event.
  • Join a world language club or conversation circle.
  • Help local businesses cater events within the community.
  • Work as a student assistant in the school lunch program.
  • Plan and cook meals for family, friends, or neighborhood events.
  • Take a part-time job in a restaurant, amusement center, or hotel.
  • Plan a family vacation.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education and MnCareers