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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN

FOR CHOOSING THE


10 TIPS RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU
How does a person know what career to work toward?
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM,
AND RECREATION
There is no perfect answer, but the following 10 tips will
get you off to a good start.

1
Get to know yourself – Complete more than one

INDUSTRY SECTOR
self-assessment test.

2
Identify your strengths and weaknesses – What
do you do well and what do you not do well?

3
Develop an inventory of careers – Write down
some careers that might interest you.

4 Research different careers – Talk to others and


use the Internet.

5 Write the pros and cons – List positives and


negatives about the careers that interest you.

6 Network – Discuss your ideas with others.


7 Talk with people who work in your area of
interest – Family and friends are great resources.

8 Find a mentor – Find someone with whom you


can discuss your career selection.

9 Experiment – Take a related class or part-time job.


10 Don’t give up – “If there is a will, there is a way.”

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Career
Pathways

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation


Pathway
How would you like to spend every day at Disneyland –
not as a tourist, but as an employee of the theme park,
Food Service and Hospitality helping others have fun? The Hospitality, Tourism, and
Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition
Pathway Recreation Pathway includes careers in lodging, travel Pathway
services, eco-tourism, recreation, and event planning.
This pathway focuses on three specializations centered on
The Food Service and Hospitality Pathway prepares This pathway appeals to students who enjoy working with
the science of food and its relationship to the health and
students for a wide range of careers in restaurants, hotels, people and are willing to acquire or already have excellent
well-being of individuals. With health concerns related to
clubs, schools, resorts, hospitals, and institutions. This communication skills. With California being a popular
food and diet that are commonplace in the United States,
The Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industry pathway focuses on key aspects of the industry, including vacation spot, career opportunities in this pathway are
people with knowledge and skills in food composition and
Sector encompasses many different yet interrelated sanitation and safe food handling, food and beverage always plentiful.
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