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Career Change

You Deserve a Career You Love

Burnt Out on Broadcast News? Awaken Your Inner Visionary with the HTM Master’s Program

The only thing more difficult than making a career change is staying in a field that you don’t enjoy anymore. Broadcast news professionals are especially prone to burnout because of the fast pace in the newsroom.

Do you realize that your ability to meet tight deadlines and communicate clearly makes you a natural leader?

The San Diego State University Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s Program can help you reignite your passion through an 18-week leadership development curriculum that breaks out of the books and into the real world. The HTM Master’s Program is flexible, affordable, and customized to your career goals. Many professionals in your industry have used the HTM Master’s Program as a launching pad for new career opportunities.


Signs You Need a Career Change

  • You feel like you’re on “autopilot,” just punching in and punching out for the sake of a paycheck.
  • You don’t feel challenged.
  • Getting out of bed in the morning is a drag, and Sunday evening brings anxiety about Monday and the week ahead.
  • You don’t see an opportunity to grow.
  • You only stay at your job because you’re comfortable.

Taking the Leap

Don’t call it “taking the plunge”–that implies you might be freefalling. Build confidence in your decision to take the leap by following these steps:

  • Research your prospective new career and/or industry.
  • Create a plan.
  • Join professional organizations and networks.
  • Master the skills.
  • Create and assess opportunities.

SDSU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Director, Carl Winston shares insider’s advice in his article, “7 Things You Should Know Before Making a Career Change.”

Why Join the HTM Master’s Program?

Making a career change is a matter of believing and investing in yourself. People from all corners of the globe and all walks of life join the HTM Master’s Program to discover the many leadership opportunities available in the hospitality and tourism industry. Our program offers:

  • Small class setting
  • First and last week on SDSU campus, remote the rest of the time
  • Guest video lectures (similar to TED Talks) from globally accomplished leaders
  • Personalized curriculum
  • Manageable 10-12 hours of coursework per week
  • Direct access to faculty and mentors
  • 50-75% lower tuition than most master’s programs


Case Study

Tiffany Spitzer, Former NBC Executive Producer

After more than 15 years of broadcast news experience and 5 Emmy Awards, Tiffany–like many other SDSU HTM Master’s students transitioning out of the news world–found her job interviews to be frustrating and uninspiring.

Employers didn’t seem to understand the value of Tiffany’s experience in a fast-paced, high-pressure leadership position at NBC. The HTM Master’s Program broadened Tiffany’s leadership skills and helped her build a network of opportunities in exciting, rewarding fields.



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