HRTM senior accepted into Syracuse graduate program

Carolyn McCaslin on her campus vist at Syracuse University.

HRTM senior accepted into Syracuse graduate program

13 Feb 2015    

HRTM Senior Carolyn McCaslin has been accepted into the highly-competitive Sport Venue and Event Management master’s program at Syracuse University in New York. She graduates from UNL with a degree in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) in May and will begin her studies at Syracuse in July. She is also one of three students accepted into the program to be awarded a graduate assistantship.

McCaslin credits the opportunities she was given through the HRTM program, which motivated her to pursue a graduate degree. She feels the variety and rigor of the courses she took in the program prepared her well to be successful in graduate school.

“Syracuse told me I am their top candidate because how unique my background was in hospitality," said McCaslin. "They really liked the combination of coursework, internships and study abroad opportunities I participated in during my time at UNL, and it played a major role in their decision to award me an assistantship.

She feels the business-focused courses within the HRTM program such as hospitality marketing, accounting, and hospitality law will help her in her future career as an event director at a major sports arena. She also discovered a love for travel and learning about other cultures by participating in study tours to New York City and United Arab Emirates, offered by the HRTM program.

“The hospitality industry is recognizing the value of graduate education, and I am very pleased to see students like Carolyn are well prepared to be successful in such competitive graduate programs,” said Marilynn Schnepf, director of the HRTM program.

Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management is one of the fastest growing majors at UNL and resides in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences. 


College of Education and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management