Meet our MS in Hospitality & Tourism Ambassadors
The Ambassador Program is designed to allow prospective students to connect with students and alumni of the online Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism program. Our Ambassadors are proud Trojans who excel in their studies and have volunteered for the opportunity to speak with prospective students about their unique experience at USC.
After reviewing our Ambassadors’ profiles, if you would like to request to speak with an Ambassador, please click the “Request to Connect” button and fill out the form. Please be mindful of the ambassadors’ time, and request to connect only if you are ready to speak with them in the coming week(s). Please note that depending on the nature of your questions, your admissions advisor may reach out to you first.
Our Ambassadors can speak directly about their experiences in the program. If you have questions about admission to USC Bovard College or the application process, please contact our Admissions team directly here, or by calling 877-426-8273.
Jon Glidewell ’21
Location: Fort Bragg, CA
Industry: Hotel; Lodging and Accommodations
Job Title: Regional Manager of Operations
“The MSHT program at USC is full of excellent resources and quality curriculum. I can immediately apply the perspectives and principles from the courses to my role. Even now, after completing the program, I am regularly reminded of how strongly USC fosters the student experience; it’s so enriching and inclusive. The program exceeded my expectations and I feel extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity to accelerate my career.”
Elizabeth Stewart ’22
Location: Glendora, CA
Job Title: Catering Sales Manager
“The MSHT program provided me with a support system from like-minded hospitality leaders to develop the skills and knowledge it takes to stay ahead in this ever-changing industry.”
Zaw Oo ’22
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Industry: Hospitality Services
Job Title: Complex General Manager
“The USC MSHT program exceeded all of my expectations! I am astonished by the friendships that have been built among our classmates through the online community and by all the excitement that we share in seeing each other outside of the virtual classroom. It also broadened my knowledge from a micro-level, focusing on the operations of my hotel, to a macro-level, within the tourism industry as a whole.”
Jeffrey West ’22
Location: Seattle, WA
Industry: Hospitality Management
Job Title: Culinary Operations and Logistics Coordinator
“Being an alumnus of this prestigious establishment has unlocked opportunities through its collaborative culture, extensive network of mentors, and access to professionals. The courses are designed for working professionals and are student-centered, making the program attainable and accessible for all. The interaction with classmates has fostered life-long relationships that have resulted in more than just colleagues but established meaningful connections.”