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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Current Students

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/currentstudents.html

Volunteer for Crew 52

In February 2018, all eyes will be on Minnesota for Super Bowl LII.  Be part of crew 52.  The time commitment is a minimum of three shifts.  Shifts range from 4-6 hours in length from January 27 - February 4, 2018.  For more information and to sign up: http://www.mnsuperbowl.com/get-involved/volunteer.  

CDIS/RPLS 457W beginning  Fall 2017

Interested in research?  Considering graduate school?  Enroll in CDIS/RPLS 457W - Transdisciplinary Research in Health-Related Fields.  Beginning Fall 2017, Monday & Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.  All majors welcomed!  Contact Dr. Burk or Dr. Mahowald for more information.

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Why get an internship before applying for your first "Big Kid" job?

Read the blog written by our own Dr. Kristi Montandon for the Career Development Center regarding why you should get an internship.  Check it out here: http://blog.mnsu.edu/cdc/?p=349 

Minnesota Recreation and Park Association - Student MembershipMRPA

Student Membership Rate is $10.00 and apply to those that are full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursing a degree in recreation, leisure services, or related fields at any university, community college or vocational school. Members receive job postings and internship/volunteer announcements, they can connect with professional mentors, are invited to the annual conference with paid lunch, receive Member Connection, MRPA's quarterly newsletter, receive reduced rates for educational training, conferences and workshops, scholarship opportunities and many more fantastic membership benefits. Visit mnrpa.org for more information or call 763-571-1305 x100.

Rethinking The Role Of A Conservation Officer

The DNR's Ken Soring wants officers making big-picture decisions and recruits with passion for natural resources. The article featured in the StarTribune by Dennis Anderson indicates that the DNR will hire people with a background in resource management and then pay for them to attend Law Enforcement school. See the article here: http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/240661281.html?page=1&c=y

MTRA MembershipMTRA logo

Students are encouraged to join the Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA) for free. When you join the MTRA you are able to view recently posted TR jobs among many other benefits. To join please click on the following link: http://www.mtra.memberlodge.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1058787

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

In the May 2013 edition of Parks & Recreation was an article on Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Many public park and recreation professionals are unaware of this opportunity. The learn more about this please view the article.

[PDF] Public Service Loan Forgiveness (5 MiB)