Post a Job Opening
Thank you for your interest in hiring our students. We have transitioned to a new system, HireAggies, for posting jobs. This system can be used to post internships, part-time, seasonal, and full-time jobs for current and former students. The system is maintained by our Career Center office on campus ( https://careercenter.tamu.edu/employers ) and, once you set up a profile, you will also have access to scheduling services for any time you want to come to campus to recruit. They can help you reserve a table, reserve space if you want to hand out information to students, or to schedule a room for informationals and interviews.
To get started, just click here to create your profile by clicking the Employer button and follow the prompts. It can take 24-48 hours to get your profile approved and then you will be able to log in and start posting your available positions. If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-845-5139 for assistance.
You will want to specify that you are looking for RPTS and HMGT majors. So, as our students seek out jobs in their major, your position will be shown to them.
Host an Intern
Each undergraduate RPTS or HMGT major is required to complete an internship prior to graduation. Interns must work for an organization related to hotels, resorts, events, hospitality, recreation, and/or tourism for a minimum of 200 (HMGT 384), 300 (HMGT 484), or 400 hours(RPTS 484), depending on the major and internship class they are taking. Interns must work for an organization related to hotels, resorts, events, hospitality, recreation, and/or tourism for a minimum of 400 hours. The positions may be paid or unpaid (or a combination of paid and unpaid duties). However, we discourage students from accepting unpaid positions with for-profit companies and will not post such listings. Seasonal positions such as camp staff, resort staff, events assistants, and other titles may serve as internships.
Employer Benefits & Responsibilities
Benefits of Participation in the Internship Program:
RPTS and HMGT internships are intended to provide a practical, on-the-job learning experience which provides the opportunity to integrate theory with the “real world” of hospitality, hotel management, tourism, recreation, events, and parks management. This experiential learning has proven to be successful in helping undergraduates move from being students to being new professionals in the field. The organization and the intern’s onsite supervisor are key ingredients for a good internship and we appreciate your interest.
Benefits to the Student:
- Achieve integration between classroom theory and actual practice.
- Acquire needed skills and competencies.
- Discover one’s strengths and limitations within the hospitality, hotel management, events, recreation, park and tourism field.
- Develop a greater awareness of the field of practice (i.e., methods, activities, settings) and gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of a specific organization..
Benefits to the Organization/Internship Site:
- Assist in the preparation of future professionals.
- Provide the opportunity for exchange of ideas between professionals and students.
- Help shape the future of the industry or field.
- Work with young, enthusiastic people.
- Provide your organization with fresh, new ideas.
- Evaluate interns as prospective candidates for later employment.
- Foster close working relationships with Texas A&M University.
Responsibilities of Organizations and Supervisors
Organization Must Be Willing To:
- Provide the minimum number of hours needed for the student to complete their internship credit of 200-400 work hours, depending on the class.
- Allow intern to be exposed to a variety of roles and operations within the organization.
- Provide the student with a description of their main duties.
- Have the direct supervisor meet with the student on a regular basis to discuss problems, give constructive criticism, reinforce good work, and to allow the intern to ask questions.
Responsibilities of the Agency Supervisor:
- Provide a thorough orientation and any necessary training.
- Inform the intern of all personnel policies and procedures.
- Provide supervision and instruction during the internship.
- Serve as a mentor in preparing the student for full-time employment.
- Provide the student intern with reasonable opportunities to participate in staff meetings, activities, projects, programs, and key elements of service at the agency so as to provide a broad and relevant experience as a pre-professional.
- Provide appropriate office space and/or resources to carry out their assigned duties.
- Evaluate and review with the student intern his/her performance. Complete a Mid-Internship Performance Evaluation and a Final Evaluation to the student intern and submit these web-based evaluation forms to the RPTS Department.
- Discuss each evaluation with the student.
- Communicate any concerns and suggestions to the Texas A&M University RPTS Internship Coordinator.
Paid vs. unpaid internships
Most students (approximately 90%) receive wages, housing, and/or meals from their host organization during their internships. Others are able to manage the costs without remuneration in exchange for a rewarding work experience. The students must register and pay for credits at Texas A&M, as well as handling their living expenses, so most find paid positions which meet their educational goals when possible.
Students take many required core foundation courses as well as specialized courses in their area of interest. Faculty engage our students in interactive courses, preparing them to make significant contributions to employers and their professions.