What types of jobs do Rec students get?

The following are specific examples of junior and intermediate/senior level co-op jobs held recently by students in each degree program. Students can apply to any jobs, regardless of the majors or areas listed in the posting. Sometimes the greatest opportunities come from searching out the unexpected, and letting employers know about the great skill sets that Recreation students have developed. 

Recreation and Sport Business

  • Marketing and Sales Intern for a gym franchise
  • League Operations Administrator for a non-profit regional soccer league
  • Project Assistant, Operations and Programs for a national physical activity charity
  • Rental Shop Attendant for a ski resort
  • Game Day Operations Intern for a minor hockey league team
  • Sales Funnel and Lead Generation Associate for a marketing and sales team at a healthcare technology start-up
  • Soccer Operations Intern for a Canadian national professional soccer team
  • Partnerships Intern for a national golf association

Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Outdoor Education Instructor/Counsellor for an outdoor education camp
  • Community Support Worker for a regional non-profit organization that supports adults with disabilities
  • Guest Services Attendant for a ski resort
  • Event Support Specialist for an event coordination app company
  • Cast Member for an internationally recognized entertainment company
  • Youth Activity Facilitator for a regional school board
  • Social Entrepreneur-in-Training working with a variety of start-ups and early stage social enterprises across a regional area
  • Community Recreation Facilitator for a community-based non-profit that supports adults with acquired brain injuries

Therapeutic Recreation

  • Programs Assistant for a provincial disability advocate society working in a school setting
  • Vocational/Residential Assistant for a residential home for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Student Relations Assistant supporting student success in a post-secondary institution
  • Inclusion Counsellor for a summer camp setting working one-on-one with a child with a disability
  • Community Recreation Facilitator for a community-based non-profit that supports adults with acquired brain injuries
  • Recreation Therapy Student for a regional in-patient healthcare center assisting with a schizophrenia program
  • Community Inclusion and Leisure Collaborator for a non-profit organization supporting people with developmental disabilities