- Samantha Sanson ’13
- Hometown: Berea, Ohio
- Major: Sport Business
My favorite hands-on experience in sport business so far has been working at the Sport Sales Workshop in Cleveland. I wasn’t a student participant, but instead a volunteer where I assisted with various tasks throughout the event. I am interested in event operations, so this was a great opportunity to get a feel for what that career might be like. I was also was very fortunate to meet many inspirational individuals within the sport business industry.
Sport Business Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in sport business at the University of Mount Union have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. By getting involved in these opportunities, you can strengthen your skills in sport business and get “real-world” and hands-on experience that are critical to finding a job after graduation.
The Sport Business Association is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus. The association each year assists with putting on the annual Sport Sales Workshop and Run-A-MUC, among other events.
Practicums are arranged, practical experience providing direct participation in an applied sport and recreation settings.
Internships provide practical experience in the real world. Alliance is located within 90 minutes of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, and all have an abundance of professional sport teams and organizations. The sport business faculty members at Mount Union have strong connections with professional teams and will be able to put you in contact with the appropriate people at each organization. If you choose to pursue an internship, there will be ample opportunity for extended, in-depth experience.
Current Mount Union students have interned with the following organizations:
- Cleveland Indians
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- National Basketball Academy
- Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Sports Time Ohio
- Washington Wizards
- St. Louis Cardinals