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10 Jobs That Can Help You Break Into the Hospitality Industry

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Irene Huhulea
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Published on September 13, 2017

Whether it’s being a barista at your local Starbucks or developing relationships with clients at a service-focused startup, working in the hospitality industry is a great way to connect with others and to discover new opportunities.

If you’re considering a career in hospitality, here are 10 opportunities that could help you get started.

Hospitality Intern, ArtsQuest

Want to get a hands-on feel for the hospitality industry while also helping to coordinate events and concerts? As a hospitality intern at ArtsQuest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to urban revitalization, you’ll help coordinate arts and cultural programs and attend client meetings. This is an awesome internship for a team player who wants to develop their event management and customer service skills. Apply Here

Sales Intern, SevenRooms

Interested in the sales side of the hospitality industry? As a sales intern for SevenRooms, an enterprise technology platform for the dining, nightlife and hospitality industries, you’ll play an active role in identifying and contacting potential clients. Your responsibilities will include building lead lists and assisting with large deals. Added bonus: You’ll get a monthly stipend of up to $2,000. Apply Here

Client Relationship Support Specialist, Luxbeverage

Love coffee and want to work for a company that’s changing the way people experience coffee at work? As a client relationship support specialist at Luxbeverage, a fast-growing startup that brings luxury coffee directly to offices, you’ll be responsible for creating a seamless customer experience for clients. This is a wonderful position for a creative problem solver who loves to connect with others. Apply Here

Manager in Training Program (Culinary), Compass Group

Passionate about cooking and interested in a career in the culinary industry? As part of the Manager in Training program at Compass Group, you’ll learn what it takes to succeed as a chef manager, including how to strengthen your leadership and communication skills. The best part? In addition to receiving full benefits like health insurance and tuition reimbursement, Compass Group also offers work placement once training is completed. Apply Here

Manager in Training Program (Hospitality), Compass Group

Interested in a management track that can help you get anywhere within the hospitality industry? Compass Group’s Hospitality Manager in Training program offers exactly that, helping individuals gain hands-on experience in a variety of different roles including retail services, dining management and patient services. Oh, and did we mention the perks? From wellness programs to 401Ks, you’ll have access to a full range of benefits as you launch your career. Apply Here

Marketing/Operations Intern, WineO

Want to learn about wine in a fun and easy way? As a marketing and operations intern at WineO, a company that offers amazing wines at a reasonable price, you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about marketing while creating email campaigns, marketing materials and social media strategies. Added bonus: You’ll get a chance to sample new wines! Apply Here

Audience Development, Beverly Bonner

Love entertainment and want to learn more about the industry? As an audience development intern for Beverly Bonner, an actress and comedian best known for her roles in horror films like “Basket Case,” you’ll have the chance to do exactly that by creating marketing strategies and selling tickets to live shows. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop their sales experience and earn a BIG (50%) commission on sales. Apply Here

Barista, Starbucks

Ever dream of making your own Frappucinos? As a barista at Starbucks, you can do exactly that while working for an amazing company dedicated to helping its employees pursue their dreams. You’ll receive full on-the-job training and you’ll be responsible for taking customer orders and crafting beverages. You’ll also be eligible to have your tuition costs covered through the Starbucks College Achievement Program (SCAP). Apply Here

Promotional Team Member, ID Entertainment

Passionate about music and want to check out a great festival? As a member of the promotional team for ID Entertainment, you’ll have the chance to promote the Influence Festival while gaining valuable sales and marketing experience. This is an awesome chance to listen to your favorite music while getting paid! Apply Here

Restaurant Front of House, Sea Lord Hotel

Are you friendly, organized and eager to work in the restaurant business? As a member of the front of house staff at the Sea Lord Hotel, you’ll be responsible for greeting customers, managing reservations and taking orders. You’ll also get paid a great hourly rate and tips while building your customer service experience. Apply Here

Ready to land the perfect job? Check out our full list of opportunities to find the one that’s right for you.

Irene Huhulea WayUp Staff

Irene is Senior Editor at WayUp. A former academic with a passion for helping students succeed, she makes sure the WayUp community has access to in-depth college and career advice.

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