UREC: More than just a job!

ImageMeet Robert Bostick. Robert is an employee of University Recreation who spent his time as an undergrad in LSU Ambassadors, Student Government, and participating in many service projects. 

University Recreation (UREC) has not only been a phenomenal place for me to work but it has also helped to develop me into an up and coming young professional. Every year LSU University Recreation sends students who are interested in the field of recreation to the National-Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Annual Conference. UREC has a student development fund that enables students the financial assistance to attend conferences and workshops. This fund raises money from two events that UREC students and staff put on for the community to participate in and support our students. The first event occurs every fall and is called the Greg Gibbons Ghost Chase. The ghost chase is a 3k fun run where students, faculty, staff, and the community dress in a Halloween costume and run/jog a 3k. The registration cost of this event helps raise money for our students to attend the NIRSA conference. The second event is actually right around the corner and occurs annually in the spring, the UREC Open Golf Tournament. The proceeds of this event help raise money for our students’ professional development as well.

ImageMe, along with Alicia Domangue (current Graduate Assistant of Facilities at University of Kentucky) and Megan Williams (current Graduate Assistant of Sport Clubs at Towson University) last Spring at the 2012 NIRSA Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida

These events and the UREC Student Development Fund have helped students like me attend conferences and develop myself professionally. Because of UREC’s commitment to development and exposing me to the professional world of Campus Recreation, I am now pursuing a career in campus recreation. Today is the beginning of the national conference in Vegas where I will be looking for a graduate assistantship to assist in paying for graduate school and develop my experience in campus recreation further. This will be my third conference attendance thanks to UREC. Because of the experiences I have gained through NIRSA, I received a scholarship from NIRSA’s Board of Directors for social justice, as well received the prestigious award for student leadership and academics. The commitment of the professional staff to the development of students is unparalleled and has helped steer me into my career choice within campus recreation. If you’re interested in a student experience such as this, UREC is currently hiring student employees and I would strongly advise becoming part of this great team.

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