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Student Development

As an educational institution, VCU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for all students. We believe it is important to provide students with employment that supplements formal education by developing career-ready transferable skills.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities developed through employment at Rec Sports: 

  • Work collaboratively, as part of a diverse team
  • Communicate respectfully and effectively by expressing yourself with clarity
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to make effective and timely decisions
  • Provide quality service to members and guests by responding quickly and respectfully to questions and concerns
  • Set priorities and allocate time efficiently in order to meet deadlines
  • Respect for cultural diversity through personal interactions with members, co-workers, and supervisors
  • Manage and resolve conflicts
  • Effective peer leadership skills

Opportunities for student development include:

  • Advanced leadership opportunities
  • Certifications - FA/CPR/AED classes are provided for all employees at no cost. Employees are also eligible for discounted specialty certifications classes with approval from the corresponding Assistant Director
  • Professional development, such as the opportunity to apply to attend work-related conferences and workshops
  • Employee recognition events
  • Community service opportunities