In this video, University of Delaware students majoring in sport management discuss why they chose their major, why it is unique and opportunities they’ve had that will prepare them for their careers.
Cheyenne Davis: I chose sports management because I wanted something that was always ever changing and ever evolving and it was going to be something that was sports so I would love sports so I wanted to mix sports and business and it was going to be a good combination of both things.
Matthew Kaminstein: So usually the classes for sport management are around 30-50 and you’re really with them across the sport management classes but also in some of the other general business classes and you get close with them not only in the classroom but also with extracurriculars whether it’s the sport management club or in the case of interning with UD Athletics, I’ve gotten to know a lot of different classmates in sport management majors through internships together and it’s been a lot of fun working with them as well.
Mollie Patmore: I think my major is unique because it’s on the smaller side, there’s four professors so I learned that it’s really easy to make yourself known to the professors. I’ve built really great relationships with all four of them and that’s been really special for me. I know that I’ll have those connections going on into the future.
Davis: My favorite class in my major has been legal aspects of sport because you start to learn a lot about law and general law but you get an in depth layer adding sports into it. Dr. Williams is a great professor so I highly recommend her too.
Kaminstein: I think I really want to be a business analyst eventually which involves a lot of data analytics and putting that into a context and I think specifically with a sporting organization would be awesome.
Patmore: I started my freshmen year working with the women’s basketball team as a manager. You build connections, I got to travel as a freshmen and it was really great and then at the end of my freshmen year I got asked to be a head manager so that was really exciting. And so now I just have more responsibility, I’ve been asked to travel more and it’s just something that I really enjoy on campus.