Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration




Banner Friday, April 13, 2018

University Union 

The RPTA Professional Development Conference allows current students to engage with alumni and practitioners to learn more about career opporunities in the experience industries. It features a keynote presentation followed by breakout sessions that will further students' knowledge of professional practice. 

Students shouldn't miss this great opportunity to engage with alumni and practitioners!

We have four goals for our conference:
• to help our students hone their professional competencies;
• to recruit students into our department;
• to provide opportunities for alumni, friends, and students to engage; and,
• to celebrate the successes of our alumni, friends, and current students.

This year RPTA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. More information will be posted soon highlighting the speakers. We appreciate your patience as we finalize our plans.Through the generosity of donors, there is no charge for students to attend the conference. 

2018 Professional Development Conference Tentative Schedule
8:00 am - 8:15 am      Coffee and registration
8:15 am - 8:20 am      Welcome
8:20 am - 9:25 am      Keynote presentation ​
9:30 am - 10:15 am    Breakout Session 1
10:20 am - 11:05 am  Breakout Session 2
11:10 am - 12:00 pm  Resume Review and Mini Career Fair
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm  Lunch (Pasta and salad)
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm    Department Awards Presentation

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm      Tours of Horn Field Campus (985 China Road) will be provided for those interested.