Department initiated a Certificate in Hospitality Management

This year the Social Science Department initiated a Certificate in Hospitality Management to reflect the fact that travel, hospitality and tourism are key economic components of the North Country. Students taking TMP 3000, the introductory course, were invited to an overnight at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. Carl Lindblade (Tourism, Management, and Policy), the Certificate designer and lecturer for the course, arranged for students to arrive on a Thursday evening and enjoy classic dining, and the following day to experience an intense mini internship rotating through the Front Desk, Spa, Food and Beverage, and Engineering Departments. This provided students with a hands-on experiential opportunity to understand what is covered in class each week. Upon completion of the course and the Hospitality Management certificate students will, in addition to their PSU degree, have certification from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.