It is often said that for those aspiring to pursue careers in sport, you need to have an understanding of sales.

This course will provide students with an overview of what constitutes sales within sport organizations, basic skills and knowledge associated with sales, how to create a sales culture, and how to use sales as an entrance into the sport industry.

This is a hybrid course which will require students to do reading in advance, participate fully in a weekend in class experience, and participate in follow up assignments.

Friday, February 6th: Deadline to receive resume (application for course)
Tuesday, Feb 10th: Notification of course acceptances via email
Friday, Feb. 27th: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Class instruction
Saturday, Feb. 28th: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Class instruction

Location: Hill Center TBA

Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in SPMM

Course Cap: 20 students. Preference will be given to Sport Management, Sport Media, and Sport Studies majors by class year. If space is available, students majoring in other areas will be considered.

Course Fee: $30 to cover expenses associated with the course, including materials, online resources; meals from Friday dinner through lunch on Saturday.

Instructor of Record: Dr. Annemarie Farrell, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Sport Management & Media. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Farrell at

Instructors: Michelle Price, Manager, Ticket Sales (New York Mets) & Katie Mahon, Executive Director, Ticket Sales (New York Mets)

To apply for Course: Please send an email to Bobbie Kirk at indicating that you are interested in taking this course. Include in your email a copy of your resume.

Deadline for indicating that you wish to be considered for the class? Friday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified about the course on the following Tuesday.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program for the summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 are invited to submit applications and project proposals. All application materials must be received by February 13, 2015.

This program is designed to provide educationally valuable work experience for students eligible or currently receiving need-based financial aid from Ithaca College. Awards are highly competitive and are generally limited to current freshman, sophomore, and junior students with a 3.0 GPA or above.

• Summer Dana Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week for the 10 week internship period. Interns will be paid employment compensation in addition to a $1,800 scholarship that will be applied to Fall semester charges.

• Academic year Dana Interns are expected to work 10 hours per week for the 30 week internship period. Interns will be paid employment compensation in addition to a $1,200/year scholarship.

Students: Interested in participating?
Contact a faculty sponsor to discuss a possible internship project opportunity.
1. Fill out a Dana Internship Student Application 2015-16
2. Email your proposal to
3. Request two letters of recommendation to be sent to
4. Students must file a FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year to qualify

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Camp Winadu is currently recruiting a sport broadcasting counselor for Summer 2015.

The counselor will assist in the development of a program that is suitable for 1st through 9th graders. You will design and manage the entire program, combining all aspects of sports broadcasting: calling games, interviewing players, reviewing and editing game footage and much more. Your overall responsibility is to enhance the skill level of every camper.

We offer a competitive salary, travel stipend, and all room and board expenses.

All interested applicants can contact Mike Girling: or 914-437-7200. Or, apply online here.

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Per an Ithaca College Intercom announcement:

“Olivia Abry (Sport Management ’17) published her research on the benefits of employer supports for schedule flexibility and schedule predictability on the website One Million for Work Flexibility.

Her editorial argues that flextime enhances parents’ capacities to support their children. In return for flexible work arrangements, employees reciprocate by being more productive. As promising as flexible work arrangements might be, Olivia suggests that options are not realistic for every labor market. That does not mean that work cannot be re-imagined to optimize work-family harmony. For example, schedules for some hourly jobs are sporadic and posted just days before. In an hourly wage jobs, predictability is incredibly important. Posting schedules a week in advance is one way to help. Sometimes simple solutions can make a world of difference.

Olivia read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, performed during the Fall 2014 semester in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course Work and Family.”

Congrats, Olivia!

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The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for enhancing our audience’s online relationship with USA Field Hockey through our website, managing social media accounts, and continually improving brand reputation and consistency across all communication platforms. The mission is to increase awareness of field hockey, and USA Field Hockey, and to enhance the user experience through all of USA Field Hockey’s social media platforms.

Minimum Qualifications Required
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; communications major preferred
• Experience: Minimum 1 year working in communications
• Demonstrated experience working in design and developing marketing materials
• Minimum 2 years customer service experience
• Have a passion for high performance sports and sports development and in particular field hockey is preferred
• Experience working independently

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Photoshop
• Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
• Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, be good at time management and meet deadlines
• Experience working with Webpoint and Sitecore

To apply, please click here.

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MLB Network will be at Ithaca College on Saturday, December 6th to recruit students for potential internships and employment.

Derek Callahan (’09), segment producer at MLB Network, will host a general information session for all students from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 281 in the Park School of Communications.

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If you’re interested in a semester (fall, spring, summer) internship with Madison Square Garden, the Sport Management and Media Department is hosting an informational session on Thursday (12/4) at 12:15 p.m. in Hill Center G-64.

Per an Ithaca College Intercom announcement:

“Kerline Batista (Sport Media ’16) published her research on the consequences of parental absences from children’s participation in sports.

Batista read over 30 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that parental presence at children’s sporting events is an important vehicle for family bonding. And yet, many parents labor in jobs that do not provide for the types of flexibility that make this possible. This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course ‘Work and Family.’”

Congrats, Kerline!

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Looking for a Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 internship? The Syracuse Chiefs — AAA affiliate for the Washington Nationals — is hiring!

Syracuse Chiefs interns must receive credit for their internship through a legitimate college or university. Interns will each receive up to a $500 per month stipend to go towards the payment of the credits received during the course of the internship. Interns will be paid an hourly rate ($8.25/hour) to work Chiefs home games. Internships available:

• Group Sales & Ticketing (Three positions open)
• Community Relations (One position open)

Interns will be expected work Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and select nights and weekends for the duration of the internship. Interns should plan to be available for all home Chiefs games, including nights and weekends. Interns will be individually scheduled to work home games.

Students interested in pursuing an internship with the Chiefs should complete the following 1) Syracuse Chiefs Internship Application and return it along with 2) a cover letter and 3) resume. Return applications, cover letters and resumes to:

NBT Bank Stadium
Attn: Katie Berger
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

For consideration for Spring 2015 internship(s), required materials must arrive by Friday, December 19th.

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The Ithacan, Ithaca College’s award-winning campus newspaper, is seeking an assistant sports editor for the Spring 2015 semester.

The position requires an ability to edit sports content and work with other members of the editorial board to help create the weekly print issue and daily online content. Other duties include: putting content online daily, managing the Ithacan Sports Twitter account alongside the section editor, leading meetings, planning and producing the Buzzer page weekly, being available to work with writers and assisting the section editor with anything else needed.

The pay would about $45 a week, and requires approximately 25 hours per week. This opportunity will give those interested in the sport media profession valuable experience and connections. Those interested can pick up an application from the Park School Dean’s Office, on the third floor of Park. If anybody has any further questions related to the sports section, please fell free to email:

The expressed opinions in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not represent Ithaca College.