Networking | Guest Speakers | Opportunity
A range of sport management activities are organized throughout the academic year. The Sports Management Activities Committee (SMAC) is a student led organization that is closely involved in organizing many of these events created to foster camaraderie, experiential learning and have fun! Through SMAC, UCCS Sport Management students have organized intramural sports teams, planned ski trips, and group outings to a variety of pro and collegiate sporting events. In addition to the fun events, SMAC hosts several guest speakers from the sports industry each semester to provide our students with an inside look and promote networking opportunities. All students are required to attend a majority of these events each semester.
Examples of these events:
- Annual Awards Banquet focused on celebrating the year's accomplishments and recognizing outstanding students and graduating seniors
- Example keynote speakers: Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce, Olympic bobsled driver Steve Holcomb, former Bronco Joel Dreessen, Rapids CEO Tim Hinchey
- Guest Speaker series allowing students to hear directly from folks in the industry, telling their stories of success and suggestions
- Robert Elstone (Everton FC, CEO), Dave Jollette (Pepsi Center, VP of Operations), Chris Phillips (Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Assistant GM & VP of Sales), Natasha Garza (Kroenke Sports Entertainment, HR & Internship Coordinator), College Athletic Directors (UCCS, US Air Force Academy, Colorado College), Aron McGuire (Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Director) and more
- Professional Development workshops
- Variety of sessions covering interview skills, resume production, Linked-In, TeamWorkOnline, networking tips, etc.
- UCCS Sport Management Networking Night
- 30+ sport organizations in attendance to network with sport students for future internship and career opportunities
- Networking events
- Our program has attended several networking sessions hosted by local sports teams including the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, US Olympic Committee, Colorado Rapids, Denver Outlaws, Air Force Athletics Department and many others
- Ski trip to Breckenridge with presentation from Operations department
2016 Annual Ski Trip
2015 Annual Ski Trip