"Live to work. Don't work to live!"
How did you come across the RMP program at UNH?
I attended Keene State College for a year in Keene, NH. Not really sure what I wanted to study, I took some classes in environmental science. While looking into other schools and programs, I stumbled upon the RMP program at UNH. I knew that this is the field I wanted to pursue.
Growing up, my father has inspired my sister and I to travel. Every summer, we pick a place we want to visit out west, rent an RV, and camp, hike, whitewater raft, and explore these great places. Doing this has made me realize that I want to see as much as the world as possible. Because of RMP, I found something where I can live by one of my favorite quotes: "Live to work, don't work to live."
The most memorable experiences as an RMP student is simply the group cohesion and the many awesome friends I've made in the program that i'm sure will be friends for life.
The future has so many things to offer. For me, my future plans include a summer internship with an adventure trip management company right after I graduate. After that I plan to further my education in the field of tourism and I hope to work my way towards a professional position in the adventure travel or sustainable travel industry. I also hope to use my photography skills to an advantage within my career.
Some of my favorite aspects of the RMP program: The group work, real-world experience opportunities, networking opportunities, and of course - the professors and students are among the most outgoing, bright, and inspiring people I have ever met.
Why would you recommend the RMP program at UNH to future students?
If being outdoors, helping people, and providing leisure opportunities is important to you, I think you can find your path with RMP. Find what makes you happy, and run with it. That is the best advice I can give you!
Future students - don't sweat it if you're still not sure what you want to do. I switched into RMP in the beginning of my junior year, and i'm still on track.