Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality
- Academic Center North
- Tel: 610-499-1101
Jeffrey C. Lolli, Ed.D, CHE, CHIA
- Program Coordinator
- Tel: 610-499-1109
Clubs & Organizations, Tourism and Hospitality
Widener students are recognized by world-renowned organizations.
Our students are members of top industry and professional organizations, and in 2018 alone, our hospitality majors received more than $27,000 in external industry scholarships through these organizations.
Step out of the classroom by joining a professional organization in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Whether you choose the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the Club Managers Association of American (CMAA), or another organization with a Widener chapter, you’ll benefit from opportunities to rub shoulders with industry leaders.
Along the way, you’ll hone your leadership skills by attending local and national conferences, networking events, and monthly meetings. In addition to networking opportunities, these organizations provide you with scholarship opportunities.
You also have the opportunity to be inducted into Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) National Hospitality Honor Society in your junior year. This can distinguish you in the eyes of recruiters and industry executives in an increasingly competitive industry. In addition, ESD provides a networking system through their chapters that allows for interaction and the exchange of information among students. Often, ESD meets for special events or functions at annual trade shows.
Learn more about tourism and hospitality industry organizations and honors societies.