Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster seniors Michael Spencer and Travis Lauster picked up some extensive sales training and had the chance to network with sports industry executives at the recent 2019 Sports Sales Workshop and Job Fair in Cleveland.
Designed for select college seniors, the event offers students hands-on training from professional sales managers and provided networking and interview opportunities with representatives from more than 40 NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Spencer and Lauster, both sports management and business administration double majors, are part of the second senior class in Westminster College’s new sports management major.
Spencer of Clearfield, Pa., has been a student athlete on the swimming and diving team for four years and has earned Dean’s List honors. After attending the 2019 Michigan Sport Business Conference, he was selected as a candidate for the Michigan Sports Business Conference BIG Initiative Award that recognizes outstanding student leaders in sport business. Spencer was the social media coordinator for the 2018 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on the Westminster campus, and he also interned with the Washington Wild Things baseball organization last summer, working in their ticket sales department.
Lauster of Prospect, Pa., has been a student-athlete on the football team for four years, is a member of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society and is presently serving as a campus Student Sales Ambassador for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is a two-time member of the Dean’s List and attended both the 2018 Penn State Sports Business Conference and the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference.
Kornel Foremski ’18, a member of the first graduate class in the sports management major, attended the Sports Sales Workshop in 2018. Foremski is currently employed as an inside sales representative with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
The Sports Management Program at Westminster aspires to engage in learning opportunities beyond the New Wilmington campus. In the 2018-19 academic year, students have attended the Michigan Sports Business Conference in Ann Arbor, the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference in Indiana, Pa. and the Penn State Sports Business Conference at State College, among others. Additionally, the program has a partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers and other entities in sports business.