Studying Tourism Management at Capilano University: What's it Like?

By Capilano University Modified on January 02, 2024
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Studying Tourism Management at Capilano University: What's it Like?

Studying in the School of Tourism Management at CapU is more than just an education. It's a journey of personal and professional growth.

1. Learn by doing: a hands-on approach

CapU's dedication to experiential learning shines in its Tourism Management programs. In each program (CapU offers a bachelor's degree and two diplomas), you'll learn how to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios instead of just memorizing facts from a textbook.

By getting your hands dirty and working on industry initiatives and in community organizations, you'll learn firsthand what a career in the world of tourism is about.

This practical approach ensures that upon graduation, you'll have a degree and the necessary practical abilities to succeed in the real world.

Not convinced? Check out this short intro video about CapU's School of Tourism Management:

2. Instructors who have been there and done that

CapU faculty are industry veterans with a wealth of experience. They are instructors who bring real-world scenarios into the classroom, sharing stories and lessons from their time in the field.

Tourism management at CapU is all about applying the theoretical knowledge you pick up in class to the day-to-day challenges you face in the tourism industry.

CapU also regularly hosts networking and career events and invites guest lecturers from all over the world. These experts provide insights, share current trends and offer perspectives you won't find in a textbook. It's this blend of academic expertise and industry wisdom that sets CapU apart.

3. Sustainability and diversity: values that matter

Green, environmentally-responsible tourism is more critical than ever and tourism management training at CapU emphasizes the need for sustainability in the industry.

In the program, you'll learn a deep sense of responsibility towards the environment, your community, and diverse cultures. The in-depth tourism management courses cover every area of the field and will ensure you graduate from your program with a sense of purpose.

Through a hands-on approach, industry-connected faculty and a commitment to sustainability, community and diversity, the degree and diploma programs in Capilano University's School of Tourism Management will prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.

This article was written by Mei Kawasaki, who recently graduated from CapU's Tourism Management program, and now works as a Student Recruitment Advisor with the university. Interested in learning more about our programs? Book an advising appointment with Mei!

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