TRSM Career Development

Networking and Industry Outreach

Obtaining employment in tourism, event management, recreation and/or sport requires an intentional effort at building relationships with industry professionals. Networking opportunities are shared weekly through the TRSM Monday Email. For more information about networking opportunities, contact Dr. Craig Schmitt, Director of Engaged Learning & Outreach at

Engaged Learning

TRSM provides tools and resources to support the personal and professional development of students through individual interactions and experiential opportunities.  TRSM students are informed and encouraged to BE RELEVANT by exposure to industry publications and conferences. Students are also encouraged to BUILD YOUR BRAND through individual support related to Professional documents (e.g., resumes, cover letters), and other professional communications/interactions (e.g., the elevator pitch, LinkedIn, informational interviews/networking, job/internship interviews, conference preparation). Lastly, students are provided a variety of opportunities for RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING with professionals in their areas of interest through Networking Events, Campus Guests, Student Organizations, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities.


Student Involvement and Leadership

  • Gator Sport Management Organization (GSMO): GSMO is a professional student organization that offers UF students a forum which promotes both professional and favorable working relationships and networking opportunities between students, faculty, alumni and business professionals within the sporting industry.
  • Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA): EMSA is a professional student organization that promotes hands-on experience, professional development, and networking opportunities between students, faculty, and professionals in the events industry. The purpose of EMSA is to bring students together in the events industry to grow and learn by providing them the resources they need to succeed. We recruit guest speakers from Gainesville and the surrounding areas, visit event facilities, and plan events within the HHP college to better connect the students and faculty. Anyone interested in the field of events is welcome to join.
  • HHP Ambassadors: HHP Ambassadors serve as the “face” of the College and represents HHP at various events including Freshman Preview, New Student Convocation, HHP Tailgates, Spring Awards, Internship/Job Fair and more!  We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic students to represent our College at recruiting, alumni and community events. Learn More

International Studies

International Studies

Go further with HHP's study abroad program. Our immersive study abroad programs provide opportunities in tourism, recreation, sport management, natural resources and health. Work with local cultural institutions and health organizations as you explore the world around you. Upcoming TRSM Study Abroad locations are listed below:


Stay Connected

Stay Connected

If you’re interested in pursuing career opportunities in the field of sport, tourism, event or recreation management, the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management can help you reach your professional and academic goals. Contact one of our Advisors to learn more about admission requirements, curriculum, or career options.

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