by Claire Miller
A Sport Administration Career and Internship Fair is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dahlberg Hall (30 Courtland St., Atlanta).
The event, coordinated by the Sport Administration program in the College of Education at Georgia State University and University Career Services, will give attendees the opportunity to meet with sports professionals in a speed networking format. Students will spend 15 minutes at each table, where professionals will discuss how they got into the sports industry, offer career advice and share information about employment and volunteer opportunities at their organizations.
In addition to the career fair, students interested in applying for graduate school are encouraged to attend "Grad Chat," an information session and panel discussion from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in 245 University Center. Representatives from the GSU’s Sport Administration, Sport Medicine, Sport Psychology and Sport Law programs will serve on the panel and offer information about graduate school and application requirements.
The career fair is targeted at GSU students who are interested in working in the sports industry, according to Natasha Brison, COE clinical assistant professor and fair coordinator.
“The sports industry is extremely competitive. Students need to not only actively seek opportunities to gain experience but to also grow their professional networks,” Brison said. “Networking is an important part of the job search, and this is a great event to help students from all backgrounds and disciplines.”
Attendees are encouraged to wear business or business casual attire and should bring resumes and business cards with them.
For more information about the COE’s Sport Administration program, visit http://education.gsu.edu/KIN/4689.html.