Erin Green, 2013 alumni, is on the path to a very successful career. This is what she had to say about her current position and her MS-ST program experiences:
“I have just completed my first six months working as an associate at McCabe World Travel in McLean, Virginia, just out of the Washington DC metro area. We are a full service travel agency that specializes in both international and domestic travel. As a member of t he Virtuoso luxury travel consortium, we have preferred relationships with hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines around the world and are able to offer exclusive benefits and amenities, as well as unique travel experiences to our clients. It has been both interesting and exciting to see that sustainability takes an important role in much of the luxury hotel market. Nearly every representative for the various hotels or tour operators that come to speak to us mentions the efforts their property makes in sourcing locally, whether it be food, decor for the hotel, or hiring local community members, and the environmental initiatives their property features. The travel industry clearly understands the importance of sustainability in tourism and I am very pleased to be starting out at a time when an issue so important to me is in focus. My degree in Sustainable Tourism brings me to the table with a very unique perspective which has already provided me with exciting opportunities in my role at McCabe and I look forward to seeing how it will open more doors in the future!“
Participation in the MS in Sustainable Tourism program requires commitment, motivation, and excellent academic preparation. Completion of the program will typically require two years, both of which will be spent in residence at East Carolina University. Students must have a strong motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively with fellow students and faculty.
Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School of East Carolina University and are expected to have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution.
Fall Admission: July 15
Spring Admission: November 15
An Admissions Committee made up of the members of the Faculty Graduate Program Committee will review applications and make recommendations for admissions and financial support to the program director based on the strength of the total application.
Dr. Jason Oliver, Graduate Program Director