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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late this afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Career Specializations

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Over the years the recreation profession has become increasingly specialized. As a result, the degree program in Recreation Services Management provides students with the opportunity to select a specialty area best suited to their career interests. Therefore, in addition to the basic core curriculum in recreation, students may select a career specialty area in:

  • Commercial Recreation and Event Planning
  • Outdoor Recreation and Park Management

Below is a sampling of positions held by the graduates of our program in these career specialty areas:

Commercial Recreation and Event Planning Settings

  • Event Planner, Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, NY
  • Director of Event Services, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Public Relations Director, Dorney Park, Allentown, PA
  • Activity Director, Disney Cruise Lines, Orlando, FL
  • Recreation Director, Marriott's Marco Island Resort, FL
  • Global Sales Manager, Hamilton Park Conference Center, Floralm Park, NJ
  • General Manager, Yachtsman Resort, Myrtle Beach,SC
  • General Manager, Cannon Mountain Ski Resort, Franconia, NH
  • Event Planner, Cescaphe Event Group, Philadelphia, PA
  • Senior Event Planner, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Operations Manager, SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

Outdoor Recreation and Park Management Settings

  • Historical Interpreter, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Lowell Historical Park, Lowell, MA
  • Superintendent, Swartswood State Park, Swartswood, NJ
  • Environmental Educator, Monroe County Conservation District, Bartsonsville, PA
  • Park Manager, Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader, San Francisco, CA
  • Park Ranger, Independence National Park, Philadelphia, PA