The timeshare momentum is growing at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. See what students, faculty, and industry are saying about the opportunities in the industry http://engage.ucf.edu/v/p/EXLkfCR
The timeshare business is comprised of 3 revenue generating/profit center opportunities, making it a unique and complex business model. The larger players in the industry have built another business unit around the origination and hypothecation of consumer loans.
Having just concluded another semester of teaching at UCF, I reflect back on an exciting career change of moving from industry to academia. Fall, 2012 was a semester of “planting” or arranging the building blocks from which academics and industry can come together to groom the future leaders of the timeshare industry. So many exciting things came about during the Fall 2012 semester alone: 200 students completing timeshare specific courses, including 20 at the masters level; a video to promote timeshare education and career opportunities (http://vimeo.com/54669537); 32 students attending and participating in the Shared Ownership Investment Conference; a UCF Timeshare Advisory Board was re-assembled; summer interns working in the industry were extended career opportunities; job shadowing events exposed more students to the exciting world of timeshare; and we are only getting started!