Hospitality and Tourism

Welcome to the exciting world of hospitality and tourism!

A career in travel means working for one of America's top employers today - worldwide career opportunities abound! Some of the many interesting careers available in this $580 billion industry, including working for an airline, cruise line, or for a tour operator, convention organization, hotel or resort. Careers also exist in the areas of car rental companies, rail services, motor coach/bus lines, government tourist boards and, of course, travel agencies. For people with a creative flair, other options include pursuing a career as a travel writer, brochure designer or photographer.

The professors and advisors at College of DuPage go to great lengths to help their students break into the industry and begin a career in travel. In addition to sharing their knowledge and expertise, the program's professors and advisors are involved in numerous organizations and associations outside of the college that offer wonderful networking opportunities for students. Click here for some helpful job-search strategies (PDF) and related links.


Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

Contact Information

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Scholarship Opportunity

  • Chicago Skål Scholarship

    Chicago Skål awards scholarships on an annual basis to currently enrolled students who are in degree programs in Travel and Tourism, Hospitality or related degrees. All schools must have a recognized minimum two- year program. Scholarships are in the amounts of $250 to $500 per semester based on academic merit and related courses with no regard to financial status, gender or race.

  • 90.9fm WDCG Radio Segment

    With online travel services becoming more mainstreatm, WDCB's Brian O'Keefe spoke with representatives of the College of DuPage Travel and Tourism program.

3+1 Program

COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Meeting and Event Planning