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Careers in Sport Fair

Sports careers fair to be held at WSU Everett

The College of Education’s sport management program is teaming up with WSU Everett to host the Careers in Sport Fair at that campus on Dec. 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“The goal of the fair is to introduce our undergraduate and graduate sport management students to a variety of sport career options,” said Tammy Crawford, a clinical assistant professor within the program. “Sport professionals will help students learn the importance of various experiences, better understand what working in sport looks like on a day-to-day basis, and allow students to envision their own career path.”

This is the first time the program has teamed up with WSU Everett, and as its chancellor Paul Pitre said, it just made sense.

“We are excited to welcome Sport Management to Everett because the opportunity for us to collaborate and build something here is tremendous,” Pitre said. “We already have so many interns and alums active here, it makes a lot of sense for us to work together. Beyond that, it is feels good to be able to collaborate with my college, the College of Education.”

In addition to WSU students, students from Seattle University’s graduate program, as well as the University of Washington’s Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership graduate program, have been invited. Additionally, students from local community colleges are encouraged to participate.

In the spirit of collaboration, opening remarks will be offered by Erin O’Connell, the University of Washington’s senior woman’s athletic administrator, followed up by individuals representing Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, Everett Community College Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Everett AquaSox, Seafair, Special Olympics, and more.

A full schedule for the event can be found here.

A few highlights for the day include former Cougar athlete Colin Henderson presenting “Master Your Mindset”, as well as HR specialist from the Mariners and Sounders teaching participants how to navigate an application process, including resume writing, cover letters, and interview tactics.

“The day will be devoted to students being able to hear from experts in community and university recreation, analytics, event operations, corporate partnerships, marketing and fan engagement, and general sport administration,” Crawford said. “This truly is a unique opportunity for not only our students, but for friends from other institutions, to learn more and to be inspired.”

Sport Management Research Meeting: Student Baseball Analytics

Four undergraduate students at Washington State University, Dante Ludlow, Matthew Cho, Alex Yano and Reagan Stubb, will speak in the first Sport Management research meeting of the Fall 2019 semester. Their presentation entitled, “MLB Pitching Strategies: 2019 SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition,” happens 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.

This spring, Washington State University had its first-ever team of students compete in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Undergraduate students Dante Ludlow, Matthew Cho, Alex Yano, and Reagan Stubb were tasked with developing a strategy for MLB teams to most effectively distribute innings within a pitching staff. The team will be presenting their findings and projected results for every MLB team, as well as discussing the experience of traveling to the conference, a trip that was partially funded by the Sport Management program.

Sport Management research meetings are organized by the Sport Management program at Washington State University. They occur monthly and feature faculty and student presentations of ongoing and completed research projects. Students and faculty from all programs are welcome to attend.

Those who miss the presentations but are interested in the topic can access the video archive of past presentations here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0RdCHElWWJj0-X_x4EyAgA/videos.