Opportunities for networking and building industry connections are one of the best things about studying Tourism Management at CapU. Vancouver is one of the top destinations in Canada, meaning that leading tourism professionals work on our doorstep. This is an incredible advantage for you! Here’s a sample of your upcoming opportunities.
Overnight field trip to Whistler during Orientation and as part of your introduction to tourism course, our students meet a number of leading tourism professionals. In past years, students have met with the Director of Human Resources for Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Director of Employee Experience for Whistler Blackcomb, and Director of Operations for Ziptrek Ecotours.
At the Tourism Hospitality Student Industry Rendezvous, students attend a short trade show, hear from inspirational speakers, and speed network with dozens of Vancouver's top hotel and tourism managers.
During our two-night field trip to the Okanagan, we’ve visited and had guest speakers at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Hester Creek Winery, Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, and Osoyoos Golf & Country Club. Connecting with leaders in the Okanagan tourism industry.
Tourism Case Competition is an annual event that allows a team of students in tourism programs to demonstrate their research, presentation, and problem-solving skills by answering challenging questions in front of a panel of industry leaders.
Volunteer at industry events to take advantage of all the professional development and networking opportunities that are available to them.
Become a Tourism Management Program Ambassador and you’ll connect further with your faculty, industry and in general be an ambassador to your program.
Get involved in TRECSA our Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Student Association at www.facebook.com/TRECSA.
Plus, gain connections through guest speakers and field trips in many of your classes, and opportunities to connect with our alumni!
“The program at Cap provided a solid overview of all the different aspects of the tourism industry and the business of tourism management. I took a lot out of many of the courses, specifically: accounting, human resources, marketing & business law. The diploma program helped me to supplement my previous tourism industry experience with valuable theory and education.”
Christa Hull, Regional Manager at Lululemon Athletica
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