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RPTA QUAD CITIES
The Mentoring Advantage
A unique feature of Quad Cities RPTA program is the availability of professional mentors to advise students on career options. Mentors help our students establish themselves in the recreation, health and human services field by suggesting employment and/or volunteer opportunities, helping students with resumes and cover letters, introducing them to other leisure services practitioners, and inviting them to participate in professional association events. Our mentors are experienced senior administrators and recreation, health and human service providers who work in the Quad Cities area. The RPTA Department organizes a mentor-student luncheon in both the Fall and Spring semesters so that RPTA-QC students and their mentors can be introduced to each other. Participation in the mentoring program is voluntary, however, graduates of the RPTA program who have worked with a mentor have reported that their transition into the workplace has been helped by the assistance they have received from their mentors.