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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
Camp For All
Forest Glen Springs
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/