Sport Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Grand Rapids Drive
  • West Michigan Whitecaps
  • GVSU Athletics
  • Frostburg State University
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • City of Holland Recreation
  • Appalachian State University Recreation
  • AFC Ann Arbor
  • USA Triathlon

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Young Life Partner – Wedgwood Christian Services
  • Paraprofessional / Coach – Hudsonville Public Schools
  • Operations Assistant – University of Detroit Mercy
  • Facilities Coordinator – TI Automotive
  • Fitness Advisor – MVP Sports Clubs
  • Director of Football Operations – Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Ticket Manager – Penn High School
  • Operations Manager – Airtime Trampoline & Game Parks
  • Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant – Western Michigan University
  • Box Office Assistant – West Michigan Whitecaps
  • Assistant Manager/ Adult Hockey League Director - Suburban Sports Group
  • Event Coordinator – Palace Sports & Entertainment
  • Game Day Operations and Event Coordinator – Indiana University
  • Kid’s Club Ambassador – Chicago White Sox
  • Store Sales Manager – Zager’s Pool and Spa
  • Event Marketing Coordinator – The Dow Event Center

Student Organizations to Consider Joining

  • Sport Management Club

Study Abroad Programs

The Padnos International Center and various academic departments have created Major/Minor Advising Sheets to help direct students to study abroad programs that are compatible with a particular major, minor, or degree program.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Leadership
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with diverse clientele
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Analytical Mindset
  • Budgeting / Finance
  • Brand Management
  • Flexibility
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Writing Skills

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified June 19, 2023