In addition, most colleges and universities have hospitality management (HM) programs, certificates, or degrees and Global Hospitality Management (GHM) programs.
I recommend going online or to the library, reviewing the different areas, and seeing what appeals to you. For example, your interest may be in events, hotels, rail, or the other areas mentioned by Elane and Summer. Depending on your interest, a company may offer internships so you can learn firsthand if the field makes you smile! Enjoying your career selection is the first step towards success!
When you begin discussing food service at a hotel, the same roles exist with different names. The biggest differences is that the general manager is also overseeing the guest experiences at the property, as well.
One thing to keep in mind, if you choose to enter the Hospitality Management field, is that many of your best employees have worked their way into management levels from the most entry level position, so share your education with them to improve their skills and abilities but also pay attention to their wisdom as they have been in the trenches and have the real-world experience to share with you as well.
Mark recommends the following next steps: