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Alumni Highlight

Erin Green Erin Green, Alumni highlight

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!“

FUNDING

Tuition and fee information for graduate programs can be in detail found at:

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/financial/faq.cfm#a3

Students admitted into this graduate program may be awarded financial support in the form of a graduate assistantship.

These programs provide financial support to enable students to focus their research and academic endeavors. Students must apply for an assistantship and will be selected based on an evaluation of academic records, recommendations, experience, and other relevant criteria. To qualify for a full-time assistantship, students must be enrolled as a full-time student, and in good academic standing.

Historically, the MS-ST program has been able to provide funding to 98% of our students. We believe in providing assistantships to our students to help them reach their academic and personal goals, while also relieving financial stress.

On a case by case basis, we also work to find students summer graduate assistantships, grant support and other funding sources while they are here on campus completing their degree.

Please contact us to learn more about your funding opportunities for our Masters in Sustainable Tourism degree program here at East Carolina University.

 

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