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RPTS Career & Internship Fair

February 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 2017 RPTS Career & Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom, located on the Texas A&M University Campus.

This Career Fair presents an excellent opportunity for employers to meet with the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students of our department. Many of our students are seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions within the fields of recreation, parks, tourism, hospitality, event management, community development and youth development. This is also a great opportunity to inform students about your organization and build industry connections.

In the RPTS department, undergraduate students focus their studies on one or more of the following emphasis areas: Tourism Management, Youth Development, Community Recreation & Park Administration, Event Management, Parks & Conservation, or Community Development (CDEV). Of the 400 undergraduate students in RPTS and CDEV, approximately 120 will graduate in December 2016 and May 2017 combined, and many will be seeking post-graduation positions. Each degree plan requires an internship of at least 400 hours of work (for 6 university credits) with a company or organization related to the student’s emphasis area. Positions used for internship credit may be paid or unpaid, and may be comprised of full-time work for one semester or part-time work for two or more semesters. Some of our 75 graduate students plan to attend the Career Fair as well to find internship and long-term employment opportunities related to tourism, park & natural resource management, youth development and related fields.

Tourism, Event & Hospitality Employers

BCS Convention and Visitors Bureau

Doubletree by Hilton Austin

*Marriott International

*Messina Hof

Smaller Earth

Youth-Related Employers

Camp Eagle

Camp For All

Camp Longhorn

Camp Olympia

Forest Glen Springs

Glorieta Camps

Heartlight Ministries

Heartlight Ministries (second table)

YMCA Camp Cullen

Community Recreation Employers

Brazos Valley Bombers

*City of Austin – Parks and Recreation Department

*City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department

*City of Conroe

*City of Mont Belvieu

Mansfield Parks & Recreation

Parks and Conservation Employers

*Far Flung Outdoor Center

*Memorial Park Conservancy

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department


*Gold Level Sponsors – we thank these generous employers for their support!

Employer registrations will continue to be accepted until 2/12/2017; details at http://aggierptsreps.com/


February 22, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Bethancort Ballroom, Memorial Student Center
275 Joe Routt Blvd
College Station, TX 77843 United States
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