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Penn State – School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Recreation Management – University Park, PA
The School of Hotel, Restaurant, & Recreation Management (HRRM), one of the top five hospitality schools in the country, enrolls over 900 students. They use both hands-on learning techniques combined with classroom teaching to earn degrees in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (HRIM) and Recreation Park Management (RPM). An option within the RPM program is Professional Golf Management (PGM) and within HRIM another option is Management Dietetics.

The HRIM and Management Dietetics programs combine general education, a strong management and problem-solving orientation, and requisite technical skills, to help graduates progress to upper-management positions in the hospitality profession or to continue on for graduate study. The RPM major helps prepare students for supervisory and administration positions in recreation and park agencies. The PGM option, a PGA-accredited program, helps prepare students for careers in the golf industry. Currently, the School of HRRM has 78 graduate students from 16 countries working towards M.H.R.I.M., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in HRIM and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Leisure Studies. The 39 full-time teaching faculty, bring varied backgrounds and valuable experience from working in the industry and from being award-winning scholars.

Leading companies and agencies in the hospitality and recreation professions frequently visit the school of HRRM to hold interviews and information sessions for internships, summer jobs, and employment opportunities for graduates. Job placement rates for graduates from HRRM are well above the average for other degree programs. Also, numerous scholarships are available yearly. A strong study abroad program in Switzerland is an option open to all students in HRRM.

Students gain hands-on experience in many different ways, such as at Café Laura, and in one of the two Penn State hotel and lodging facilities. Research facilities at the School of HRRM include the Mateer Research Kitchen, utilized to help solve problems, respond to new requirements, and to improve quality and customer service. Students in RPM gain professional experience in many community and recreation facilities including Shaver's Creek, an environmental interpretation center.

The Center for Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Outreach Research, is a worldwide leader in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge regarding the hospitality, recreation, and tourism industry. 

To learn more about one of the top hospitality programs in the country, visit: www.hrrm.psu.edu.

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