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Sports Management Session Debuts at Professional Networking Symposium

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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017

Sports Management panel at the Professional Networking SymposiumIn light of our recent addition of the sports management program, this year's Professional Networking Symposium debuted a one-hour session on working in the sports business industry in addition to many other professional development panels. Traditonally, the symposium brings exceptional Westminster alumni back to campus to participate in a career fair and educational sessions. The Fall 2017 symposium was no exception.

Recent alumni Jacob Dindak ‘16 and Carrie Whisel ‘14 participated in the sports business industry panel and gave students insight into working in their field. As employees of Dick's Sporting Goods corporate, Jacob works as an assistant buyer and Carrie is a university relations recruiter. Senior Carl Carpenter also served on the panel. Carl has a job lined up with Team Scotti, a Major League Baseball’s insurance broker in Downtown Pittsburgh, after graduation. His future employment reflects on his devoted engagement in the student government, campus organizations and the networking opportunities he took advantage of during his four years on campus. 

“Networking is a critical part in aligning ourselves with great opportunities," noted Carl. "Take advantage of those situations and you are bound for success.”

Though the sports management major is relatively new at Westminster, the program is quickly growing in popularity due to the College’s proximity to resources in Pittsburgh, Akron, Erie and Cleveland; the business-emphasis of the curriculum; the experiential learning opportunities; and the career readiness emphasis. As the sports management program continues to expand, future students will benefit from the Westminster alumni returning home to support the annual networking symposium.

“[Seeing] these Titans come back to campus to impart their knowledge and wisdom on today’s students is inspiring," added Dr. Robert Zullo, associate professor in the School of Business and the program coordinator for the sports management major/minor at Westminster. "It truly reflects the close-knit family environment found in our community.”

Those interested in attending Westminster College and studying sports management should reach out to Dr. Zullo to learn more about the competitive advantage a Westminster College education affords. 

For more information, contact Zullo at zullorh@westminster.edu or visit our sports management webpage.