Prospective Freshmen & Transfer Students
PICTURE YOURSELF AT
Picture yourself as a of the hospitality industry – the world’s No. 1 employer.
HOSPITALITY INCLUDING GLOBAL TRAVEL & TOURISM, IS A MORE THAN
$7.6 TRILLION INDUSTRY AND CURRENTLY EMPLOYS CLOSE TO
266 MILLION IT IS PROJECTED TO CREATE ANOTHER
75 MILLION JOBS IN THE NEXT DECADE NOW IS THE TIME TO
CHOOSE HRM AS YOUR MAJOR!
If you want to explore a variety of career paths with limitless
opportunities in a thriving industry that is as diverse as it is global, then the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton
College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is THE place for you! We are one of the top hospitality programs in the world, offering a specialized business degree in hospitality. With our degree and the quality hands-on learning experiences you’ll gain here, you’ll be ready to work in any sector of the industry you choose anywhere in the world. As a graduate of Hilton College, you will be highly sought after by the industry’s leading employers. More than 91 percent of our students have jobs upon graduation – many have multiple offers – thanks to our unmatched industry connections, career fairs and extensive alumni network. Now, picture yourself in any hospitality career. Imagine the possibilities, then discover your place in our industry. We’ll be there to guide you every step of the way! These career dots represent just some of the paths you can take.
*Career opportunities in sales, marketing, operations and F&B management are available in ALL sectors of hospitality.
AIRLINES CRUISE LINE OPERATIONS
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES THEME PARK OPERATIONS
GAMING & CASINOS
LUXURY TRAVEL SERVICES
COUNTRY CLUB EVENT PLANNING
BARS & NIGHT CLUBS
ONLINE TRAVEL BOOKING
CATERING & EVENTS
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS
TRAVEL & TOURISM CORPORATE MEETING & EVENT PLANNING
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SALES
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT*
CHEF/ RESTAURANT OWNER
SENIOR LIVING – DIETARY & FOODSERVICE
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
PRODUCTION, WHOLESALE, RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
WINE & SPIRITS FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT
FOOD SAFETY/ HEALTH DEPARTMENT
HOSPITALS – DIETARY & FOOD PRODUCTION
AIRLINE FOOD OPERATIONS
ACQUISITIONS & DEVELOPMENT
CATERING & EVENTS
BED & BREAKFASTS
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SALES
WE ARE hospitality
AS A STUDENT HERE, YOU’LL ALSO BENEFIT FROM OUR:
Hilton College was founded in 1969 by hospitality icon Conrad N. Hilton, who built one of the world’s most recognizable and successful hotel brands. The Hilton name means something – in the industry AND on your diploma. We are proud of that fact, and you will be, too!
Center for Student Success
We are also proud of our first-class facilities. Our hotel – the Hilton University of Houston – serves as our primary teaching facility. We are the only hospitality program in the world where students work – and take classes – in an internationally branded full-service hotel. And we’ll
Spec’s Beverage & Food Appreciation Lab
be expanding in 2020!
WE ARE a small college
with an unparalleled sense of community. From the moment you arrive, you belong.
Food science and brewing labs
Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Industry Archives
Cougar Grounds – our student-run coffee shop
Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor Gallery
OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE JOBS UPON GRADUATION
OF OUR HOTEL EMPLOYEES ARE STUDENTS
IN MERIT-BASED COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
MS AND EXECUTIVE MASTERâ€™S STUDENTS
MS IN GLOBAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS STUDENTS
PH.D. IN HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS
COUNTRIES REPRESENT OUR STUDENT BODY, MAKING US THE MOST DIVERSE HOSPITALITY PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
FULL-TIME FACULTY, MANY WHO ARE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESEARCHERS WORKING WITH THE INDUSTRY
ALUMNI WORK IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN MORE THAN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD 5
Center for Student Success 6
A ‘one-stop shop’ with
Our Center for Student Success has all the services you’ll need to help you
all the resources you’ll
From application to graduation, through resume writing workshops to your
need to succeed.
navigate the ins and outs of your college career – and all under one roof.
first job offer, we’ve got you covered! Plans are also underway to renovate this Center to include a student gathering space and a concierge desk that will make your interaction with these resources even easier.
RECRUITING & ENROLLMENT Our recruiters are available to...
Answer questions about tuition and fees
Share information about on-campus housing options
Direct you to scholarship and financial aid information
Provide you with application and admissions assistance
Give you personal or group tours of our College, hotel and the UH campus –– book a stay at our hotel for a complete experience
Host recruiting events and information sessions
YOU ARE HERE
Serve as counselors for our high school hospitality summer camps
Organize our annual Welcome Picnic for incoming freshmen and transfer students
Our Conrad N. Hilton College Ambassadors are also essential in helping you decide if this is the college for you. Our ambassadors share the student perspective of what it’s really like to be an HRM major and will candidly answer any questions you might be hesitant to ask our recruiters or advisors. You can even shadow them for a day and attend classes!
Our undergraduate advisors work with you from the first day of classes through your graduation day to... Provide you with academic advising and support
Maintain and update your academic records
Clarify academic policies, procedures and requirements Assist you in reaching your educational and career goals in a timely manner
Conduct college orientation sessions for you and your parents
YOU ARE HERE
Oversee and coordinate the Collegeâ€™s commencement ceremony
Promote, coordinate and distribute scholarship funds
Counsel any current or returning UH student wishing to change their major to HRM and help facilitate the process for a seamless transition
Address any barriers to your success and refer you to the appropriate college or university office
Help you design your course schedules to meet your needs and interests
CAREER DEVELOPMENT Our career counselors offer you... Career coaching
Career exploration workshops Internship preparation sessions
Resume writing workshops
Bi-annual career fairs and mini career fairs throughout the year
YOU ARE HERE
Internships through industry partnerships
Workshops in job search techniques
Assistance with interviewing strategies Coffee with Counselors sessions for more one-on-one interaction
Dressing for success workshops Online internship and job postings through HIRE HILTON COLLEGE
Industry networking opportunities
Experiential Learning Because the world is our classroom, you’ll gain the competitive advantage you need to lead.
Experiential learning is our hallmark, and we want you to experience it all! Yes, you will sit in traditional classrooms and take notes, but you won’t just read about the beverage industry – you’ll actually brew beer in our beverage lab, and learn how to pair wine with food in our wine appreciation class. You won’t just listen to a lecture about event planning, you’ll produce one. Here are just a few examples of the kinds of hands-on experiences you can expect to have here.
Class Trips – Soak in the beauty and tastes of the wineries and vineyards of Napa and Sonoma with behind-the-scenes VIP access; immerse yourself in the business of agave spirits and learn how to make tequila in Guadalajara; tour the popular resort and convention centers in Orlando to learn what it takes to manage large-scale venues; indulge in culinary tours and participate in the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago for an in-depth look at the restaurant industry; and compete in the Hilton Hospitality Olympics while attending the annual Hotel Experience Show in New York City… You get the idea!
Internships – Interested in going to Ireland, Spain, Costa Rica, Dubai or Africa? NYC, DC, LA, Boston or Seattle? Just ask! We work with employers in town, across the country and at destinations throughout the world to help you find the right opportunity.
UH Hilton Internships – Work or intern in the same building where you take classes to gain real world experience in guest services, hotel operations, housekeeping, banquets, sales and events, or revenue management.
The Young Hoteliers Summit – Each spring, you could be one of only two students chosen to travel to this prestigious gathering at École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland to serve with other delegates from 40 hospitality schools around the world. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime!
City-wide Events – If it’s happening in Houston, you could be involved! For example, when Super Bowl LI, Taste of the NFL and the NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament came to town, special classes were created for student participation in event planning and staffing. In this diverse city, there is an abundance of community, cultural and outdoor events.
Hospitality Industry Think Tanks – Plan, organize or participate in our annual Think Tank sessions,
Gourmet Night – Volunteer or be a
where you can interact with
part of the student management team that
hospitality leaders to discuss
plans and executes this annual dinner for 360
the most relevant issues facing
guests. It’s a chance to showcase your talents
in the kitchen, event planning, marketing, beverage management and service direction.
Academics Customize your degree plan to meet your individual career goals. We offer a minor in beverage management and marketing, too! 12
What we teach is comprehensive, current and immediately applicable to the industry. We are a specialized business program. Since food & beverage management is a huge part of our industry, you will also spend quality time in our kitchens learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills. Many aspiring chefs come here to learn about the business and operational side of the restaurant industry either before or after they complete a culinary program elsewhere.
As an undergrad, you have two options Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant
Dual BS/MS – We call this our “4+1 degree”
Management (HRM) – This specialized business degree
because it allows you to earn both your
combines traditional business courses in accounting, economics
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five
and law with social sciences, hospitality marketing, human
years! If you are accepted into this accelerated
resources and communications. You will also need to complete
dual program (you must be a Hilton College
600 hours of industry-related work experience (for practicum
junior to apply), you can complete 12 hours
course credit) and choose an area of emphasis to create
toward your MS as an undergrad, and finish the
a personalized degree plan that focuses on the sector of
remaining credits for your MS as a grad student
hospitality that interests you most.
in just one additional calendar year.
You can also pursue our minor Minor in Beverage Management and Marketing – This minor is designed to give you the expertise you’ll need to pursue a career in the multi-billion-dollar wine, beer and spirits industry. To earn this minor, you must complete 16 credit hours, including courses like Wine Appreciation, Beer Appreciation, Beverage Marketing, and Alcoholic Beverage Production. This minor is open to all UH students – not just declared HRM majors.
Plan beyond your undergraduate hospitality education!
Picture yourself earning one of these graduate degrees: Master of Science (MS) in Hospitality Management Joint MS/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration MS in Global Hospitality Business – For an “intense” global experience, start planning today for this one-of-its-kind degree! We’ve partnered with the best programs in Europe and Asia – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – to provide students with an extensive understanding of world markets and firsthand experience of local cultures across three continents. Designed in close collaboration with major industry partners, this program offers unparalleled professional immersion through personalized capstone projects, professional certifications and business field trips to global tourism hubs like Paris, Macau and New York City. You’ll spend one semester at each institution, and can choose the institution from which to receive your degree.
Customize your career goals!
Our hospitality classes
We have eight degree concentrations from which you can choose.
From day one you can start taking classes in your major!
Our academic advisors can also work with you to develop a
We offer more than 75 classes â€“ required and elective.
specialization and guide you to a broad range of electives. Visit
Our course offerings include:
them in our Center for Student Success. They are ready and willing to guide you through a host of options! Or visit our website at hrm.uh.edu to learn more!
+ Beer Appreciation + Beverage Marketing + The California Wine Experience + Catering Management + Convention & Meeting Management
SALES & MARKETING MANAGEMENT
+ Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry + Event Administration + Gaming and Casino Management + Hotel Development + Hotel Marketing New York Style
COUNTRY CLUB MANAGEMENT
+ Hotel Operations + Introduction to Club Management + Multicultural Etiquette & Protocol + Restaurant Layout & Design
+ Restaurant Marketing Chicago Style + Revenue Management + Social Media in the Hospitality Industry + Spa Management
+ Texas Food and Wine Experience + Tourism + Wine Appreciation + And so many more!
Get to know your professors! Your professors are… Involved. Passionate. Experienced. They are committed to teaching excellence and dedicated to your success. Our faculty provides a unique dimension to our program by bringing real-world industry experience – and contacts – into the classroom. They also keep up with trends in hospitality and produce cutting-edge research that is frequently cited by their peers in other hospitality programs and throughout the industry. And that’s a win-win for you, our alumni and the industry.
The University of Houston Honors College If you would like to complement your HRM careerfocused degree plan with exciting courses and cocurricular opportunities designed to foster creativity and enhance your critical thinking and communication skills, we encourage you to apply to the Honors College. The Honors College serves the University’s most academically talented undergraduates – only around 700 students campus-wide are admitted annually – allowing for smaller core classes, faculty mentorship and service-learning projects. Study away, study abroad,
We are in San Antonio! If you want to earn your degree in the “Tourism Capital of Texas,” then our
service learning and mentored research, as well as special scholarships, are also available to Honors College members. Learn more at uh.edu/honors
San Antonio program is an ideal option for you! San Antonio is the 6th largest city in the United States. With hospitality being the 3rd largest employer in the area, it is the perfect place to begin a hospitality career. We expanded our reach to the Alamo City in 2014 to become the city’s first provider of a bachelor’s-level hospitality degree.
UHin4 UHin4 provides a comprehensive graduation plan for incoming freshmen and select transfer students.
Conrad N. Hilton College–San Antonio exclusively offers you the upper-division courses you’ll need to complete your hospitality undergraduate education, and you’ll earn the same, prestigious degree as if you’d attended four years at the University of Houston. Students can fulfill their freshman- and sophomore-level courses locally at our partner schools, St. Philip’s College and Austin Community College. Credits will be accepted from other accredited 2-year colleges and 4-year universities.
to taking at least 30 credit hours a year (120 total) and to graduate in four years. In return you receive a fixed 4-year tuition, regardless of the number of hours you take each semester. Another benefit of UHin4 is priority registration. And if you need a particular class
Our San Antonio students also have access to the same benefits as students in
to graduate, another section will be opened up so your
Houston, including Career Development services and study abroad programs. As a
graduation is not deferred. Graduating in four years
graduate of Hilton College-San Antonio, you will become part of our extensive alumni
saves time and money. It also helps you start your career
network and are assured a great career path in San Antonio and a future in the industry anywhere in the world!
You’ll sign a contract with the University and commit
or begin your graduate studies as efficiently as possible. Learn more at uh.edu/UHin4
Our study-abroad programs give you a better understanding of the global hospitality business and will make you a more informed world citizen. Hospitality is global, and so are we. Our study-abroad programs provide you with invaluable international and intercultural experiences that can give you a leg up over other job candidates both here and abroad â€“ not to mention incredible personal and educational experiences. We have partnerships with universities in Australia, France, Hong Kong, South Korea and China with sessions ranging from two weeks to a full semester. No matter what ocean you choose to cross, these programs expose you to different cultures and hospitality abroad, while opening up new possibilities for unexplored career paths.
The world is your oyster In addition to our study-abroad opportunities, the University of Houstonâ€™s Learning Abroad Office can connect you to programs in more than 100 countries across Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The Semester at Sea program is also available through this office. And the Passport for Coogs initiative provides free U.S. passports to students. Learn more at uh.edu/learningabroad
Student Organizations Discover your passion with our awesome student organizations!
+ Conrad N. Hilton College Ambassadors + Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society + Graduate Student Association + Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
No matter what your interest,
+ Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston
we have an organization for
+ International Association of Exhibitions & Events
everyone. Participation in our student organizations allows you to make important industry contacts, gain valuable leadership experience and make lifelong friendships. Youâ€™ll also have fun just being involved!
+ Club Managers Association of America
+ Meeting Professionals International + National Association for Catering and Events + National Society of Minorities in Hospitality + Par Excellence (an honors staffing agency) + San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association + San Antonio Restaurant Association + Texas Restaurant Association
Scholarships Fill out one scholarship application and we’ll do the rest! Students at Hilton College have a number of options for
You can apply for Hilton College scholarships through March 1.
scholarships and financial aid. The University of Houston
And the best part? You only need to complete one application. We’ll take a
offers a variety of scholarships, and the industry supports
look at what you’ve submitted and find the scholarship(s) that fits you best.
our students as well – another reason to get involved in our student organizations! We also have our own program and
Hilton College scholarships are renewable up to four years, but you must
award scholarships based on:
reapply every year for each scholarship you receive. Awards range from a
+ GPA + Community involvement + Career goals + Leadership skills + Involvement in student and industry organizations
minimum of $1,000 up to $10,000 for the Conrad Hilton Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship is given annually for four years – that’s $40,000 total – to the highest-ranked incoming freshman! We encourage you to apply online at uh.edu/hilton-college/students/scholarships
UH & Houston, Texas
Houston isn’t a college town – it’s a university city. If you’re a hospitality major, this is THE place to be.
UH is the second-most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States.
Hilton College is a major industry player at a major Carnegie-designated Tier One research university, located in one of the nation’s major cities.
More than 45,000 students The Princeton Review named UH one of the best institutions in the nation for undergraduate education and a “Best Value College.”
State-of-the-art Rec Center featuring indoor and outdoor pools and a rock-climbing wall
Award-winning state-of-the-art facilities
WHY UH IS THE PLACE FOR YOU
The Princeton Review puts UH among the top 7 percent of the nation’s 4-year colleges for giving students a return on investment (ROI).
18 campus ministries
To learn more about everything UH has to offer, visit uh.edu
More than 30 campus dining options, including food trucks
More than 7,000 beds in on-campus residence halls. Cougar Village is designated for freshmen, and is only steps away from our College – and our great Cougar Grounds coffee! 550+ student organizations
Renovated Student Center with a food court, bowling alley, movie theater, bookstore and more
Division 1 Athletics, including Cougar football in our fabulous TDECU Stadium. FREE to students.
OPPORTUNITY: Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, an international business hub and home to 6.3 million people. There are more than 900 hotels and nearly 13,000 restaurants. For HRM majors, that spells opportunity. And hotels and restaurants are just the beginning!
FOOD: Our incredibly diverse dining scene is a haven for foodies with more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world.
WHY HOUSTON IS THE PLACE FOR YOU
RODEO: The Annual Houston Livestock Show and SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Rodeo comes to town every There are lots of public parks, spring, bringing with it a true music venues, nightclubs and opportunities taste of Texas and some for anything you’d want to do – from of the biggest names attending arts festivals to running marathons in music. and kayaking down the city’s bayous. If you want to escape urban life, it’s a short CULTURE: Houston is 45-minute trip south to the Gulf second only to NYC in its number of Mexico and the beaches of theatre seats and one of only five of Galveston. SHOPPING: From cities in the U.S. with professional the world-class Galleria to resident companies for all of the hundreds of boutique-filled major performing arts. It also shopping and outlet centers, has a sprawling Museum if you can’t buy it in District. Houston, it doesn’t exist!
SPORTS: The world champion MLB Astros, the NFL Texans, NBA Rockets and MLS Dynamo call H-Town home.
A Message from Our Dean Thank you for considering Hilton College! We are looking for
If you know hospitality is – or might be – your calling, I encourage you to
passionate, eager, hardworking, business-minded “people people”
apply today. Let the power of our degree and our industry connections and
who are clever, creative and open to opportunities here and around
partnerships 50 years in the making help you launch the career of a lifetime!
the globe… lots and lots of opportunity! This is THE place to be for hospitality majors. Not only is opportunity yours for the taking, but we have a sense of community that differentiates us from every other program in the world. Above all, student success is our No. 1 priority. Our faculty, staff and industry partners are dedicated to your success
Visit our website. Schedule a tour. Talk to our recruiters, student ambassadors, advisors and career counselors. My door is always open, and I invite your questions. We hope you can “picture yourself at Hilton College.” We welcome you. Yours in service,
from day one. We are proud of our students, who are highly sought after by multinational companies that come to us looking for the best in the industry – they know our graduates have gained the experiences they need to lead.
Dr. Dennis Reynolds Dean & Barron Hilton Distinguished Chair
Now... you’re ready to apply! It’s as easy as pie! Submit a $75, nonrefundable application
Apply to UH (main campus) online
fee ($90 for international students)
using the ApplyTexas application for admissions and scholarships at applytexas.org OR commonapp.org
Send your high school
1 2 3 4
online or with a check or money order made payable to: University of Houston.
Have your SAT or ACT scores
and college transcripts either
sent to UH. When registering for
electronically or by mail to the
the SAT, include the University’s SAT
Office of Admissions.
code, 6870. When registering for the ACT, include the University’s ACT code, 4236.
A separate application is not required to apply to Hilton College. Simply apply as a freshman or transfer student to the University of Houston at applytexas.org OR commonapp.org. When prompted to choose a preferred major, select “Hotel and Restaurant Management.” Scholarship funds are limited, so we encourage you to complete the application process early. Scholarship priority deadlines:
Freshmen: November 15 Transfer students: March 1 For more information about domestic and international admissions, visit uh.edu/admissions
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Learn more! We’d love to hear from you! HiltonFreshmen@uh.edu OR HiltonTransfers@uh.edu
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successful people who went to Hilton College. Seeing their success made me want the same education. Hospitality is my calling, and I know this program will help me advance in my career. This industry is exploding, and the opportunities to lead are limitless!” Dylan Dornbusch (BS ’19) Restaurant concentration