THEM Undergrad Practicum

The practicum opportunity is designed to provide practical experience for students in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management. Students will maintain a part-time workload in a setting appropriate to their specialization such as corporate and private event and meeting planners, visitors’ bureaus, theme parks and attractions, resorts, hotels and destination management organizations where significant learning possibilities exist. Through a practical experience such as this, the efficient application of knowledge, ideas, and skills in a realistic work setting can begin to occur.

The major objectives for the practicum experience are to enable the student to:

  • Begin applying the knowledge and skills attained in the campus setting to specific practical issues in the workplace, and
  • Contribute significantly to the activities, events and projects of the site.

Below are examples of some of the activities, events and projects appropriate to Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management. Each site should include the responsibility of needs assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating activities, events and projects throughout the semester under the supervision of the site.

  • Special event development, organization and presentation
  • Promotional development and distribution
  • Bid proposals and presentations
  • Administration of daily operations
  • Facility tours
  • Recruiting
  • Membership

Practicum Proposal Deadlines
Completed proposals must be submitted by the deadline for consideration

  • Spring 2020: December 6, 2019
  • Summer A/C 2020: April 17, 2020
  • Summer B 2020: June 19, 2019
  • Fall 2020: August 7, 2020

Practicum Forms:

Please direct all practicum forms and questions to:

Ron Gromoll

Contact Info

FLG 190A
P.O. Box 118209
Gainesville, FL 32611-8209
(352) 303-9452 |