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Increase Diversity in Hospitality Management

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86 Donors
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Project ended on February 23, at 11:59 PM CST
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Increase Diversity in Hospitality Management

Graduate education in hospitality and tourism is a completely new experience for many students. It is less familiar to first-generation prospective students who may lack the information, mentorship and advice that comes from their family members and undergraduate counselors.

This Tiger Giving Day, Auburn Hospitality Management asks for your help to establish a graduate student workshop that invites underrepresented groups to study hospitality and tourism at Auburn.

The two-day workshop program, Creating a Pathway for Graduate Hospitality and Tourism Education from Underrepresented Student Populations, will feature social activities, breakout sessions, panels, and presentations. This event will provide valuable information about the prospects of a career in academia, graduate school terminology, application processes and admissions, coaching services, and resources available in the form of graduate assistantships and scholarships.

Your gift this Tiger Giving Day will support this program that invites prospective students to engage with all that Hospitality Management at Auburn has to offer.

Faculty in the Hospitality Management graduate program and guest speakers will share their knowledge of the life-changing opportunities that come with a graduate education. Auburn is the only university in the state to offer both a master’s and PhD degree in hospitality management, making it the perfect place to introduce a new generation of hospitality leaders.

By recruiting from universities across the Southeast and establishing partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, this program will support diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry for years to come.

The workshop will be held in the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, the future home of the Auburn Hospitality Management program and first-of-its-kind educational facility set to open in fall 2022.

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