Career resources for students

Students come to NIRSA with a lot of different ideas about careers in collegiate recreation. Sometimes they know exactly what job they want and look to NIRSA to help make it happen. More often, though, students are still searching for the perfect. In these cases, NIRSA helps students explore different options.

As a higher education association committed to the future of collegiate recreation, NIRSA helps students grow—both personally and professionally—while on their way to finding a great career.

Visit the resources below to learn more about the opportunities available to you through NIRSA.

Pathways to the Profession

Collegiate recreation is a fast-growing industry. The thousands of collegiate recreation professionals work in different areas of focus, which allows all sorts of strengths and interests to flourish within one community. Learn about the many different jobs associated with collegiate recreation and find the one that’s right for you.

Pathways to the profession »

Leadership Opportunities

Build skills, confidence, and your résumé while networking with professionals and peers in the field of collegiate recreation. With leadership opportunities in practically every area of collegiate recreation, there’s something for everyone.

Learn more about how to get involved »

Career Services Center

Each year at the NIRSA Annual Conference, the Career Services Center serves as a bustling hub for best and latest resources available.

2018 Career Services Center »

Job Openings

You’ve graduated. Now what? As the job hunt commences search for job openings on, the premier career website for collegiate recreation professionals.

Additional Resources

When you present your best materials for a job application, you present your best self. Get tips on résumés, cover letters, letters of application, interview questions, and more.

Interviewing and resume tips »