Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

 Professional Development Conference - Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8am to 2pm


A one-day conference with educational sessions led by RPTA Alumni currently working in the field. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and network with alumni.


Day Schedule

Time Conference Schedule Location
8 - 8:30 am Mentor Mingle Grand Ballroom
8:35 - 9:30 am Keynote Session: Steve Garland Grand Ballroom
9:35 - 10:30 am Session I University Union
10:35 - 11:30 am Session II University Union
11:35 - 12:15 pm Mentoring & Resume/Linkedln Review Grand Ballroom
12:15 - 2:00 pm Awards Grand Ballroom


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A few things to keep in mind when attending PDC:

  • Contact your RPTA instructor to verify your class is being canceled during the PDC.
  • Students are encouraged to dress in a professional manner and bring a complete resume.
  • Alumni are taking time out of their busy schedules to lead these sessions – students are asked to be respectful and engaged during the sessions.
  • Alumni are happy to talk individually with students after their sessions– students should initiate conversations with the alumni.