Lerner alum Dylan Glickstern turns internship and campus experiences into a big league career with the Philadelphia 76ers

While last season’s 30 opening-day NBA rosters employed just 446 players (15 per team), nearly ten times as many professionals work league wide in roles ranging from basketball operations and broadcasting, to community relations and sales.

“Lerner helped me not only find the job, but prepared me for the intense schedule of the NBA…”


Dylan Glickstern (Sport Management, 2015) enjoys one of those assignments, working as a sales associate for the Philadelphia 76ers. Glickstern, like a number of students whose interest in sports led him to the Lerner College’s sport management major, turned his passion into a successful career in the sport industry.

“Working for the 76ers and the NBA is an amazing but very challenging position,” Glickstern said.

During his time at Lerner, Glickstern had a number of hands-on opportunities to build valuable skills, working as a student manager for UD’s men’s basketball team, an intern for Excel Sports Management and a teaching assistant to sport management professor Brianna Newland.

“Lerner helped me not only find the job, but prepared me for the intense schedule of the NBA and for the real-world issues I handle every day,” he said.

Since Glickstern’s graduation, Lerner’s sport management major has moved from the Department of Business Administration to the Department of Hospitality Business Management.

The move recognizes the many synergies between the hospitality and $200 billion sports entertainment industry, from providing guests or fans with excellent service to planning successful and exciting events.