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THE SPORT MANAGER NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2017
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Alumni Highlight: Jordan Bass

What is your current position and can you give us a brief overview of what it is you do in your work?

Associate Chair and Sport Management Program Director in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. I oversee all four levels of our Sport Management Program (Minor, Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.), teach classes in sport management, and oversee graduate studies and marketing for the Department.

What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?   What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your work? 

It sounds cliché, but it really is amazing to see the impact you can have on a person’s life as an educator. Playing a small part in improving the life of a person is a powerful feeling and something that never becomes less rewarding. I also enjoy finding creative ways to tell our story at KU. We do some really amazing things in our department and I’m fortunate enough to get to design initiatives to share that work with the public. 


Read full interview here

 

Sport Management
Recognition Award Winners 

This year's Sport Management Recognition Awards were handed out during the SMAA Reunion banquet. Winners included:
Thomas Rudawsky, Undergraduate Major of the Year
Adam Davies and Blake Molina, Graduate Major of the Year
Tami Cutler, Practitioner of the Year
and 
Nick Taylor, Alumnus of the Year
Congratulations to all of our winners!

 
 
Minnesota State University has a Graduate Assistant-Marketing and Promotions position available.

The Dallas Wings are looking for a Corporate Partnership Sales Coordinator.

K-State Athletics has a Graduate Assistant-Fan Experience & Sales position open.

The Phoenix Suns have an opening for Director, Guest Experience.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are accepting applications for a Corporate Partnerships Assistant position.
2017 OKC Thunder
Career Fair
The Sport Management Student Association will be attending the 2017 Career Fair hosted by the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Tuesday, March 7th, they will travel to Oklahoma City to network with individuals from a variety of major sport organizations from across the country. After the career fair, they will watch the Thunder take on the Portland Trailblazers. To register you must be a Wichita State University Sport Management Student Association member, pay $25 to the Wichita State Sport Management office and complete the online registration.
Register Now!

Sport Management
Alumni Association Reunion

The 2017 Sport Management Alumni Association Reunion was held February 17th and 18th. Alumni and current sport management students attended breakout sessions lead by WSU alumni working in a wide variety of fields within the industry. Topics included professional sports, college athletics, recreation and event management. A banquet followed that evening with Jason Booker of the Kansas City Royals as the keynote speaker. Sport Management Recognition Awards were also handed out to this year’s winners.


 
 
Sport Management Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities
The application deadline for the John Hansan Fellowship and the Wichita Sports Forum Scholarship is closely approachingGraduate students may apply for the John Hansan Fellowship and all students enrolled in the Sport Management program are encouraged to apply for the Wichita Sports Forum Scholarship.  All applications must be received by the Sport Management Department by March 17, 2017. For complete information on the Wichita Sports Forum Scholarship click here. For information on the John Hansan Fellowship click here.

Internship Opportunities

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Internship Program is looking to fill six positions. For more information click here.

Cadence Sports has openings for summer and fall interns. Visit this link for more information.

Wichita Wingnuts has a Marketing Internship and a Ticket Sales Internship opening available. Both internships are paid positions. If interested in the Marketing Internship email cierra@wichitawingnuts.com and for the ticket sales position email tharrison@wichitawingnuts.com
 

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