Sean McGinley went from handing out chicken at KFC to shaking hands with celebraties like Carrie Underwood and delegates to the United Nations while managing NYC’s famed Waldorf-Astoria. McGinley talks about the hospitality industry, the value of his experiences abroad in Japan and New Zealand, and how he was able to excel during his time as a student.
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The Dedman School of Hospitality offers you a personalized experience. Throughout your academic journey, you will be guided by our family of faculty and staff. We will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, put it into practice and engage with global industry leaders in the dynamic field of hospitality management.
Enjoy a personalized experience with comfortable class sizes and a team of engaged faculty and staff who are passionate about their field.
Graduate ready to meet the challenges of the ever-changing hospitality industry by putting coursework to use during internships.
Develop your multicultural skills for the globalized hospitality industry with study abroad, student exchange and internship opportunities around the world.
Lydia Hanks, assistant professor of hospitality management at the Dedman School, was honored by the Penn State School of Hospitality Management and Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society with their 2017 Emerging Professional Graduate Award.
The school has developed internships at leading hospitality organizations around the world throughout its history. Students continue to delight in new opportunities to add industry experience to their resumes while gaining knowledge of their personal preferences and discovering new worlds.