Our alumni are working in diverse organizations and fields, from business to law to nonprofits and schools. Here are some example job titles of recent graduates:
One of the best parts of being in this program was being able to work and learn from professionals in the field. The unique style of classes offered students a wide variety of opportunities to get out in the diverse field of recreation in a wide variety of learning environments. The professionals and mentors I met in the program helped me get to the next level in my career.
Laura Stigen, '16
Recipient of the Kinesiology and Leisure Studies and Edith Mueller Parks & Recreation Memorial Award Scholarships
Current Employment: Laura is a Rec on the Go Outreach Specialist at the Zanewood Recreation Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. Rec on the Go provides a free, mobile, drop-in program for youth that is intended to eliminate barriers and provide accessible recreation opportunities.
Graduates of our teaching licensure programs consistently get jobs. 93.7% of students reported being employed as teachers in their first year after program completion. (Data taken from survey of teachers who completed initial licensure in 2013-14). Students also pursue careers outside of schools, in social services and nonprofits, government, and other community-based organizations.
Our alumni have also been accepted to a wide variety of graduate and professional programs, in areas such as:
From orientation through graduation, CEHD Career Services connects you to your next steps. Career Services hosts on-campus events so you can find jobs and internships, meet with you one-on-one to go over your resume, help with major and career exploration, and prepare for interviews and graduate/professional school.