Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management
Overton Hotel Partnership
Providing students with hands-on laboratory experiences remains one of the critical components of the undergraduate degree program. The Overton Hotel and Conference Center is providing RHIM students with enhanced laboratory experiences in a full-service hotel in areas of:
- Front Office
- Property & Facility Management
- Convention Sales and Event Planning
Students in the RHIM 2308-Hotel Operations course attend class in the RHIM classroom facility on the second floor of the Overton Hotel. They are also involved in a weekly laboratory where they get hands-on experience in a number of hotel departments. RHIM 3320-Facilities Management students also work with the hotel's staff to develop equipment preventive maintenance plans.
The RHIM classroom is used for a variety of activities including faculty meetings, dietetic intern conferences, and a wine marketing course. Many RHIM students work at the hotel and a select few have been fortunate to participate in a summer internship program.