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Posted July 02, 2016 by

What can you do with a golf management degree?

What Can You Do with A Golf Management Degree?

To your friends and family, it seems like a dream job. “What do you mean, you are taking golf course management? You really mean you get paid to play golf, right? What a great job!” While it might seem to others that a student in a golf management degree program only plays golf all day, the truth is that the degree opens up a number of interesting careers paths in the golf industry.

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Director of Golf

The director of golf manages all of the golf operations at a course or country club. The job description varies depending on the company. However, every golf director must know the game inside out, including the rules and etiquette. They are also familiar with all elements of groundskeeping, including knowing grass varieties and maintenance best practices. Managing staff, dealing with members, organizing events and running a profitable retail operation are all responsibilities for the director of golf.

Golf Course Superintendent

If you ever wonder how important a golf course superintendent is, listen to how much blame they get from golfers every day. The superintendent is the person that takes care of the maintenance and operation of the course. They must maintain all of the turfgrass and plants; manage personnel; forecasts expenses and set budgets; help maintain good relationships with members; apply pesticides; and make sure the golf course is compliant with environmental regulations.

Golf Travel and Tourism

According to a recent study, 84 percent of golfers plan to travel in the next year, and a whopping 80 percent plan to play golf during their stay. Golf tourism is a vibrant segment of the golf industry. You may work as a brand ambassador at a resort or course, organize golf trips for companies and organizations, or manage golf travel firms that cater to the lucrative golf demographic. There are also positions in the travel departments of corporations, in the hospitality division of professional tours and in the travel offices of local and national governments around the world.

Equipment Manufacturer Manager

The golf industry is fueled by golfer’s unquenchable thirst for new clubs, balls and clothing that will help them gain just a few more yards. With a golf management degree, you are well-positioned to play a leadership role at an equipment manufacturer, retailer or channel partner. You’ll help market and sell equipment and services to courses, retail stores and resellers at every level.

We’ve only touched on a few of the interesting career paths you can take with a golf management degree. In addition to what we’ve discussed here, you can also use your degree to become a teaching professional, a club professional, a high school or collegiate coach, social media manager, equipment developer and tester, project leader, course designer and much more. You are only limited by your resourcefulness, persistence and creativity in creating the perfect job in the golf industry for you.

The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a regionally accredited, not for profit institution in West Palm Beach, Florida that trains students to work in the golf and sporting industries through five different degree programs.When it comes to golf, our staff understands what it takes to succeed. 

 

Posted June 24, 2015 by

Career Prospects for people looking to work in the Travel Industry

Portrait of smiling tour agent with headset consulting client online

Portrait of smiling tour agent with headset consulting client online. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are thinking about training in the world of travel to fuel your personal thirst for the road and the adventure it brings, there are plenty of opportunities for people with a vast array in background knowledge.

If you have always loved travel and the world of travel is for you, know that the cash demands are rather high, which is probably why you’re not travelling as much as you’d like. There are ways to make money as you travel, as well as other opportunities for professionals trained with various travel-related career paths.

The path you choose will however be up to you. Here are a few choices for careers: (more…)

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Travel Agent Can Prove To Be The Best Career Option

Woman in travel agent office

Woman in travel agent office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The main aim of travel agents is to assess some of the best business and individual people’s needs, which can help them to make finest possible travel arrangements. An agent needs to specialize towards the kind of travel as divided under business and leisure category. Moreover, travel can also be categorized under the destination. Travel agents or planners are going to promote the travel packages, as part of the resorts, cruise lines and also some other specialty groups. Understanding more about the travel groups and the mindset of the travelers is a must, if you want to reach the best position in this career option. (more…)

Posted January 14, 2014 by

Graduate’s Guide to Living and Working in the UAE

United Arab Emirates with flag

United Arab Emirates with flag. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With college over, it’s time for new graduates to find their first jobs. As the job market slows down in North America and Europe, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a place where your experience, skills and qualifications may get you a more satisfying vocation. The UAE is noted for its modern infrastructure and has become the Middle East’s major hub for trade, transport and tourism. In addition, working and living in a country with a markedly different culture from home provides an excellent opportunity to improve your communication skills and build self-reliance. With this in mind, this guide covers the basics that you need to know before you make the move to the UAE. (more…)

Posted October 24, 2013 by

Career as a Hotel Manager

Rashmi Karan

Rashmi Karan

The article discusses about the career profile of a hotel manager or supervisor in detail. Read on to explore!

The hotel manager or supervisor at a hotel has a busy and emotionally demanding job that requires a continuous state of alert and has to be prepared for the worst. The hotel manager is responsible to ensure that the hotel runs efficiently and effectively in the absence of the higher ranked managers such as the General Manager.

The job duties of a hotel manager or a hotel supervisor largely vary on the size of the hotel and the total number of employees or sections. Among the main tasks of the hotel manager is the smooth functioning of the operations at the front desk, looking after the check in and out of the guests, and assigning them the appropriate rooms according to their choices. The hotel manager also has its role in resolving any issues or problems, make reservations, and monitor the cash flow of the front desk. (more…)

Posted July 22, 2013 by

Hotel Industry Offers Entry Level Jobs and More

Are you thinking about a career in leisure and hospitality?  In addition to entry level jobs, the hotel industry has much to offer, according to the following post.

Leisure and hospitality added 75,000 jobs in June, 2013. Monthly job growth in this industry has averaged 55,000 thus far in 2013, almost twice the average gain of 30,000 per month in 2012. Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to expand, increasing by 52,000 in June. Source: BLS.gov Infographic via 3BLMedia.com The hotel

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Careers in the Hotel Industry [Infographic]

Posted January 24, 2013 by

How Climate Change Effects the Job Market

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

This week, Cargill Beef announced that it will be shuttering one of its Texas plants as a prolonged drought in the state thins cattle herds to their lowest levels in 60 years. The closure will force the plant’s 2,000 workers to relocate to one of the company’s other plants or find employment elsewhere.

This is not the first time climate change has impacted jobs and it will not be the last, according to workplace authority John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Challenger forecasts that the impact of climate change on the economy and employment will only increase in the years to come. “Agriculture could be the biggest victim of changing weather patterns brought on by climate change. We are no longer an agriculture-based economy, but the sector still employs between 150,000 and 250,000 workers, depending on the time of year. The other area that could feel pain related to climate change is tourism. Ski resorts in Colorado are already seeing the effects of less snowfall. Not only are skiers seeking deeper powder further north, but the resorts are spending a lot more making artificial snow.” (more…)