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PROVIDED PHOTO Members of the Lock Haven University Sports Management Program are pictured during the College Football National Championship weekend held in Indianapolis, Ind.

LOCK HAVEN — In January, 17 students and two faculty members from Lock Haven University’s sports management program traveled to Indianapolis to volunteer during the College Football National Championship weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, the students worked at the Indianapolis Convention Center for the Fan Central Playoff. Monday they were out like “Scouts” help fans by answering questions and guiding them to the right destination.

“It is important that our students do their best when working on National Championship weekend, whatever work they are doing,” said Peter Campbell, professor and chair of the sports studies department at LHU. “It will lead to many opportunities on this journey to grow personally and professionally.”

By participating in all the different fan engagement activities surrounding the college football playoffs, the students were able to gain invaluable experience that is critical to their future career success.

“Everyone on this trip did a great job of making all guests feel welcome,” said graduate assistant Hunter Confair. “They have all been so successful that we have made new connections for more opportunities like this in the near future.”

“I am grateful for the Sports Management program and the faculty here at LHU who make opportunities like this possible for students,” said LHU student Hailey Farr. “These industry experiences allow us, as students, to gain valuable knowledge and network within the sports industry. I look forward to using the knowledge gained through experience in my future career. »

Each year, the Athletic Studies Department at Lock Haven University schedules several “outside the classroom” experiments for students to apply what they learn in the classroom in real life. In addition to the college football playoffs, recent students have had the opportunity to work in the NFL Super Bowl, NCAA Women’s Final Four, NFL Draft, MLB Classic, COTA F1 Race and others.

For more information about the Sports Management program at LHU, visit lockhaven.edu/sportadmin or contact Campbell at [email protected]

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