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HTM Testimonials


“I earned a Bachelor of Science in service management… Personally, HRT is the elite program of study, having a built-in business administration minor. The curriculum contains meaningful, innovative courses, such as Strategic Planning in the Hospitality Industry and Revenue Management, which thoroughly prepared me for the kind of environment and activities in which I am operating and performing. Now that I have graduated, I am pursuing positions with more significance and responsibilities concentrated around the knowledge, skills and abilities gained through my experiences in the HRT program.”
Jericho Hawkins (’13), Chargeback/Inquiry Specialist at Accenture Hospitality Services
“My degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the University of Tennessee was the absolute best tool I had in making the leap from college life into the real world, largely because I was challenged to think critically. While my new load has been so far light and undemanding, my professors and colleagues at the University of Tennessee instilled in me a desire to remain true to the vision of an organization, not just the mission of my own career. Above all, my orange blood reminds me to push forward.”
James D. Camp (’12), General Manager of the Regattabar Jazz Club {The Charles Hotel} Assistant Manager of Banquets
“The education I received from the HRT program prepared me for real-world problems I experienced on the very first day of my new career. When you do not have a mountain of experience to mine, you fall back on what you have learned. I still do not know all the answers, but the HRT program at UT gave me a solid base that I could not have gotten anywhere else.”
Ryan King (’12), Guest Services Manager, Hampton Inn-Knoxville Airport