Career Center & Student Employment

Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management

CSU, Chico Catalog Description

Some graduates with Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management degrees have pursued one or more of the following occupations:

Community & Commercial Recreation and Tourism

  • Coordinator, Human Services
  • Director of Non-Profit Organization
  • Coordinator of Activities, University Housing Department
  • Sports Coordinator, Campus Recreation Facility
  • Recreation Programmer, Correctional Facility
  • Executive Director, City Rec Department
  • Coordinator, After School Program
  • Regional Director, Boys and Girls Club

Event Management

  • Managerial positions in venue/property management companies
  • Event Manager, Convention Center or Visitor Bureau
  • Wedding Planner
  • Meeting Planner
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Party Planner
  • Event Manager, Producer, Marketer, or Planner
  • Convention Services Manager

Parks & Natural Resources Management

  • District Ranger
  • Park Superintendent
  • Recreation Staff Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Educator
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Wilderness Ranger
  • Recreation Technician
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Forest Conservation Technician

Resort & Lodging Management

  • Hotel/Resort General Manager
  • Hotel/Resort Corporate Executive
  • Hotel/Resort Developer Managerial Positions in Hotel, Resort, Cruise Lines, or Casino operations
  • Hotel Sales/Marketing
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Catering Manager


  • Typically co-curricular activities, work experience and/or internships are essential (in addition to earning a college degree) to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
  • Some occupations may require advanced degrees and/or training (check with the Career Center regarding your target occupations).
  • Please visit the Career Center (SSC 270) early in your college experience to get ideas on how to build your resume.

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