Baldwin Wallace’s sports management students to work at Super Bowl – THE EXHIBITOR
BEREA, Ohio – Few people have the opportunity to say they’ve been to a Super Bowl. An even thinner margin can say they worked at the Super Bowl and attended some more exclusive pre-game events. However, twenty seven students of Baldwin Wallace and Three the teachers will be able to say otherwise, because this group will fly to the city of Los Angeles from February 8and to February 14 participate in one of the most prestigious sporting events of all time.
This the year will mark the tenand Super Bowl as students and faculty by Baldwin Wallace worked, and after being unable to attend due to COVID-19 last year, the students and faculty in attendance are more than excited to experience it. “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said David Lamb, a sophomore in sports management.who will attend his first Super Bowl. “I’m just grateful to have this opportunity, and honestly, I’m a bit blown away by it all,” said Lamb, who said his main motivation for going on the trip was to gain experience that few others would. have. have.
BW students will gain experience constantly on this trip, because the itinerary is full of opportunities work and professionally develop networks. All students will work at the NFL Super Bowl Experience, the interactive NFL theme park that allows fans to participate in autograph sessions, games, and many other fun activities. Students will also have the opportunity to job the Merlin Olsen Luncheon, the Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party, the Hall of Fame Experience autograph session, and then the Super Bowl itself. There will also be opportunities to visit and experience other major sites in the Los Angeles area, such as the Crypto.com Arena, Dodger Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the UCLA campus and more. others.
Othen speak with Sport Management Program Chair, Dr. Charles Campsi, he explained that these experiences are extremely useful in expanding students’ professional networks. “Many students have been able to secure internships and connections that have landed them jobs through these experiences,” said Campisi. He added that internal networking between students and between teachers during the trip is something he likes to see. “That way, when we make recommendations for our students when they apply for jobs, we have something substantial to build on”.
Lamb also spoke on how he plans to use this experience to grow his networkas he mentioned some of his past experiences in the sports business, and how these prepared him for tthe Super Bowl. “You have to go out of your way to talk with people and make those connections, and the fact that you get to know so many different people and perspectives in the industry… that makes it extremely valuable,” Lamb detailed.
Campsi also added that these types of experiences are always noticed on resume and are great conversation starters in interviews due to their rarity. “You may meet a vice president who is over 20 years old of experience in the world of sports who has never been to a Super Bowl, and the first question they ask you in the interview is “How was the Super Bowl?” So it is really something that sets you apart from a lot of others in the industry right off the bat”.
This is just one of many unique opportunities for students at BW Sport Management, as many students just volunteered in the College Football Playoffs in January and will have opportunities at the Kentucky Derby, Formula 1 events and to many others in addition to the Super Bowl.