December 2016
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Alumni Spotlight: Jacob Gahart

M.Ed. '16

Jacob Gahart
Athletic Facilities Coordinator 

The University of Arizona

How would you describe yourself?

I am a self-motivated, passionate, optimistic person with a thirst to improve myself.

What kind of sacrifices did you have to make to balance college life with personal life?

I had to work two jobs in addition to going to class while I was enrolled at Wichita State. It was a challenge, but it forced me to improve my time management skills to help balance my work and personal life.

What college subjects did you like best? Why?

I was a history major at Ripon College where I completed my undergraduate degree. I enjoyed early American history, especially the revolution era.
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Spring Training

Registration for the Business of Baseball experiential learning and career networking program continues and seats are filling fast.

Tremont Global Education offers students the unique opportunity to visit MLB's Spring Training in Phoenix, AZ during Spring Break where they will experience:

  • Individual and group interactions with MLB executives and team personnel
  • Exclusive learning opportunities with industry leaders and department heads
  • Private hosted stadium complex tours and professional discussions

And, of course, there is also time to be a fan... game tickets to 3 games also will be included.

Seats are limited and Early Bird pricing ends soon. For additional information, students can click here.  

Save the Date

Wichita State University Sport Management Alumni Association Reunion will be held on February 17-18, 2017. Events will include: Panel Presentation, Basketball Game, Banquet, Breakout Sessions led by Industry Professionals.  Alums/students, we'd love to see you on campus!

Ottowa is hiring for Graduate Assistant Coaching Positions (Soccer & Softball)
Ball State University is hiring for a new Assistant Baseball Coach
Bucknell University is searching for an Assistant Athletic Trainer
The University of Mary is seeking an Assistant Football Coach
Lindenwood University is hiring for a Head Athletic Trainer
Duquesne University is seeking a new Equipment Manager

Philadelphia 76ers are hiring for 6 Entry-Level Sales Positions here's how to apply

Get Ready Finals Are Almost Here!!!

If after reading the title you probably experienced the feeling of  anxiety, you are not alone. In fact, over 40 million adults in the US suffer from anxiety issues. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, however, when anxiety levels become to excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. But how do you handle anxiety when it comes time to take a major test? The Office of Student Resources can help assist in this area. They help prepare students with study skills, memory strategies, note taking, test prep, test taking, time management, and many other services are offered to help you excel in academia land!
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Graduate students in Dr. Kim’s Analytics & Decision Making in Sport course delivered business analytics presentations to the Wichita Sports Forum. They provided insights on how to improve the guest experience at the Wichita Sports Forum. 
Chelsa Adams 
Community Relations and Promotions Assistant
Alaska Aces

Tell me about your internship in Alaska. How did you get it? What do you do?

I am spending my last semester with the Alaska Aces as the Community Relations and Promotions Assistant. My responsibilities include handling all mascot and player appearances, community outreach, and promoting the organization's image in a positive way! I have always been very involved within my community and it was important to find a position that would allow me to continue doing so. 
If a friend asked about your time in the program, what would you tell them?

This program has provided me with more opportunities than I could ever imagine. The department is continually posting job openings, internships, and even volunteer opportunities if you need that extra step to get your foot in the door.

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Are you enrolled for next semester?
A few classes to consider for Sport Management  majors. College Championship Management, which will be taught by Scott Crawford of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.  In addition, Mike McCoy will be offering his Building Sport Franchises class again in Spring 2017. More class details are listed below:
SMGT 750K Building Sport Franchises classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:15 CRN 15219
SMGT 750M College Championship Management classes will be held Thursdays 4:30-6:50 p.m. CRN 25720
These classes will fill up fast so don't wait any longer. You may run the risk of not getting the classes you want. 
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