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Our Vision

EIM's vision is to promote healthy lifestyles, protect memorable places, and facilitate life-enhancing experiences. Live. Protect. Explore.

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Core Values

Involve life balance, sustainability, service, leadership, innovation, curiosity, creativity, diversity and inclusivity, community and collaboration, professionalism and integrity.

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Specialized Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administartion Major Concentrations

Students studying RPTA choose from the following: Event Planning & Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Sport Management, Outdoor Recreation Management, & Community Services Management.

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Second to None

ExperieIM boasts an award-winning faculty and staff who are devoted to student success, dedicated to Learn by Doing, and committed to fostering a sense of community.

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Experience Industry

We teach students how to manage the organizations that create opportunities for experiences to come alive — whether through travel, a sporting event, or a slackline above Bishops Peak.

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An Office with a View

RPTA alumni work in settings where their “offices” are often unconventional —whether a Napa winery, AT&T Park (pictured left), a beachfront hotel, or a kayak in Morro Bay.

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Cal Poly RPTA Students take a moment pause from their navigational 'greeter' duties at Super Bowl 50 last weekend!

Cal Poly RPTA Students Volunteered at Super Bowl 50!

Thirty Cal Poly RPTA students volunteered as members of the the Super Bowl Host Committee "greeters" in San Francisco last weekend for Super Bowl 50!

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Brad Gessner as an Executive in Residence November 7 at the PAC

Brad Gessner, Sr. VP and General Manager of AEG [leading sports and entertainment presenters-LA Convention Center/Staples Center] Facilties, lectured to a full house at the PAC!

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Deprise Brescia creates See Cow Do for Cal Poly Experience Industry Management students

DONE! There's a new cow in town and his name is 'See Cow Do' the latest work from artist Deprise Brescia for Cal Poly EIM

Meet the artist, Deprise Brescia and "See Cow Do", along with the other 100 cows at the Madonna Inn Meadows on Saturday, September 17 starting at 10 AM. See you there!

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A fun shot of the GPJ-Cal Poly interns and alumni in Las Vegas working the Cisco GSX.

George P. Johnson and Cal Poly interns and alumni in Las Vegas working the Cisco GSX

A fun shot of the GPJ-Cal Poly interns and alumni in Las Vegas working the Cisco GSX.

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Cal Poly RPTA Summer Undergraduate Research Presentations

Cal Poly RPTA Students Complete First Ever CAFES Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Cal Poly RPTA Students Candice Walton and Jack Elder under Dr. Kevin Lin's direction presented their research project "The Impact of Internet Usage on Event Attendees Satisfaction and Expenditure" today.

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Cal Poly RPTA changes department name to Experience Industry Management

The Department of Experience Industry Management the Latest Addition

Cal Poly's RPTA has changed its department name to Experience Industry Management — making it the first of its kind in California, blending tourism, travel, experiences, social media, culture, sports, outdoor rec., and events!

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Save the Date! Saturday, March 11, 2017 Annual Dinner & Auction

SAVE the DATE! Saturday, March 11, 2017, Annual Dinner & Auction Celebration!

This annual event is designed, implemented, and managed by undergraduate Experience Industry Management students excelling in hands-on, learn-by-doing experiences just for you!

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Cal Poly EIM Department students attend professional seminar Global Ready China

Global Ready China seminar comes to San Luis Obispo - Thank you Visit California!

The Global Ready Seminar offered students an in-depth look into the growing and dynamic Chinese tourism market - students learned the best practices to engage and serve the Chinese experience.

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Values & Mission


All of the Experience Industry Management Department's interactions involve a set of core values.


These values help Cal Poly Experience Industry Management Department's Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration [RPTA] program achieve our mission:

To advance leadership and knowledge in recreation, parks, and tourism.

Mission and Vision

Accreditation

The Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration undergraduate program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). Important Information from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) regarding degree mills. https://youtu.be/a1voHNMQDrk regarding degree and accreditation mills.    Find out more

Spotlight on Experience Industry Management Learn by Doing

 

  Event Planning

A vote for "See Cow Do" is a vote for Cal Poly EIM!


Cal Poly Experience Industry Management student led project "See Cow Do" Blog 

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Save the Date!  March 11, 2017 Auction Dinner!​ See you there! More Info►


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