Student Membership

AHLA Student Membership offers the chance to make a name for yourself in the hospitality world before you even receive your diploma or certification. As a Student Member, you become part of a network of industry executives, invited to AHLA conferences and events where you can meet potential employers face-to-face.  

We also arm you with the latest hospitality news, information and education resources, helping you stay on top of industry trends and best practices and set yourself apart from the competition before and beyond graduation.

In addition to the benefits shared by all AHLA members, Student Membership provides:

  • Access to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, alerting you to new academic scholarships and research grants;

  • Placement in the AHLA Annual Resume Database, hosted on Hcareers.com and accessible to managers and executives throughout the industry;

  • Access the AHLA Foundation, Hiring Portal powered by Hcareers.com — the largest online database of hospitality internships and job openings;

  • The chance to maximize your AHLA membership and connection to the industry by forming an AHLA Student Chapter at your school;

  • Discounted first-year AHLA Under 30 Gateway membership — just $50.

At a cost of $45/year, Student Membership with AHLA offers incredible opportunities to learn, network, build relevant experience and nurture career opportunities through AHLA meetings and conferences, where general managers and property owners gather to discuss and shape the future of the lodging industry.


Apply for Student Membership online or download a membership application.