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Armed with an advanced degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM), you will leverage your Penn State education and a vast network of like-minded professionals to find a fulfilling career related to the role recreation programs, tourism, development, and natural resources plays in individual and community health and well-being.

There is a seemingly endless array of positions in academia, research, management and/or policymaking in which your skills and knowledge will be put to great use, including:

  • Parks and land management agencies

  • Environmental interpretation centers

  • Commercial, community, and municipal recreation organizations

  • Tourism bureaus and private industry

  • Golf courses

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Schools, colleges, and universities

Career Services

It is never too early in your academic experience to explore all of the career services available to you, and Penn State Career Services is an excellent place to start. You can meet with a drop-in counselor any time between 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Bank of America Career Services Center to discuss your concerns or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

For Students: Recruiting Calendar — Take advantage of a variety of recruiting events offered right here on campus.

For Recruiters: Our Students — Learn how to hire Penn State graduates for a wide variety of positions.