Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Professional Development Conference - Thursday, April  9th and Friday, April 10th, 2015


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.  

A few things to keep in mind when attending PDC:

  • Your fee pays for the conference meals: Thursday night social, Friday breakfast and lunch.
  • 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.



Stay tuned for more details on the 2015 PDC!


2014 Presentations 

Keri Allison and RPTA students-Opportunities in  the Department of  Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Caryn Elm-Rectrac Software  Used in the Recreation Field-1

Caryn Elm-Rectrac Software  Used in the Recreation Field-2

Jaime Godina-Diversity Recreation and Non-for-profit Profession

Megan Owens-Where am I Going How do I Get There A Talk in Public Recreation and Youth Camping

Pat McGrath-Pursuing a Career in Campus Recreation

Ryan Coffland-Athletics at a Small Park District

Sarah Wallick-The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Working in a Quasi-Government Jobs

Tom Miller-Park Districts Your Path to Success