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As a Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) major, you will leverage your Penn State education and a vast network of like-minded professionals to find a fulfilling career that focuses on leisure and recreation and the multifaceted way they impact both people and the environment.

There is a seemingly endless array of positions in which your skills and knowledge will be put to great use, including:

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Graduates of the program find themselves working in a number of positions in destination marketing organizations, resorts, theme parks, as well as government and non-profit agencies, providing people with amazing travel experiences and tourism opportunities.

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If you like managing facilities and planning events, you may want to explore careers with special event companies, non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, and universities.

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If you are interested in working in an outdoor setting, you should consider a career working at national or state parks, historical sites, campgrounds, park and land management agencies, adventure and team -organizations, and environmental centers.

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If golf is your true passion, why not make it your career? You can find a variety of exciting positions with golf courses, golf tours, golf equipment companies, country clubs, and golf resorts.

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.

Become a Protégé

As a junior, our Mentor Program allows you an opportunity to be matched with a professional in your field(s) of interest who can offer advice and information about career options and other related issues. The program allows you to explore internships, career choices, and plans after graduation with your mentor.


RPTM Internships