It’s time for our annual Careers in Sport Symposium.

Any and all campus and community members are invited to stop by Saturday, October 11th starting at 8:00 a.m. in Textor Hall.

Below are some details about this year’s event:

What: This year’s Symposium — which coincides with Homecoming/Alumni Weekend — will feature three rounds of four panels: Trends in Sport Management & Marketing; Sales & Sport; Emerging Technology in Sport Media; Internship Advice/Graduate School Consideration. Alumni/ae experts from each field will be available to offer advice and insight from their respective industry.

Where: The “meet and greet” breakfast will take place outside Textor 101 at 8:00 a.m. Following the breakfast, the awards portion of the gathering will be in Textor 101 at approximately 9:00 a.m. After the recognition of our alumni/ae and non-alumni/ae contributors, panels will take place in various rooms throughout Friends Hall until 11:45 a.m. (Specific room details will be provided day of the event.)

Why: This is a fantastic opportunity for our current majors, minors and non-majors to mingle and network with alumni/ae who are professionals in the management, media or continuing education industries. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about emerging trends in the sport field; gain insight about the appropriate paths to take toward gainful employment; and listen to new perspectives about the sport industry.

Who: Alumni/ae industry experts from all facets of the sport industry . . . more details about our experts to follow.

Reminder: Formal/professional attire for this event is strongly recommended.

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If you’re interested in joining the Sport Event & Networking Club for the 2014-2015 academic year, the first meeting is tomorrow (9/9) at 6:00 p.m. in Hill 107.

The Sport Management and Media departmental club helps put on events such as The Glow Run and Color Run, which draw thousands of participants each year. Additionally, the club creates and manages its own events, such as a flag football tournament next month; a late-night volleyball tournament; and some other events throughout the year.

This club is a great way to get involved on campus and can help everyone in the future when trying to get a job or run your own events. We also will help people with their resumes and anything else club participants need in order to be successful in the sport industry.

Question? Contact club president Clark Stridsberg (Sport Management ’16) at: cstrids1@ithaca.edu or club vice president Brandon Bozek (Sport Management ’15) at: bbozek1@ithaca.edu.

The semester-long ICNYC program is now open to select majors from all five schools. The program centers on a six-credit internship and at least six credits of coursework; classroom-based and online courses are available for students.

ICNYC is designed to let students live and gain real work experience in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Grab hold of your opportunity.

HSHP Students: Before submitting your application, please join us Thursday, September 18th from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m. in Hill Center G-75B to learn more about the ICNYC program. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to apply for either next semester or beyond!

SPMM Students in ICNYC:
Fall 2013: Matthew Stenberg, Sport Media (SiriusXM NFL Radio) — Read about Matt’s ICNYC experience here
Fall 2014: Skyler Northcutt, Sport Media (MSG Entertainment // NY Rangers)

Deadline for Spring 2015 Applications:
• Students must submit completed applications to their School Representative by Monday, October 13th
• Students will receive decision letters by Friday, October 24th
• Accepted students must confirm their participation in the Spring 2015 ICNYC Program by Friday, October 31st
• ICNYC On-Campus Orientation: Friday, November 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in BUS 111.

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Ithaca High School Athletic Boosters Club is creating a website and wants to honor alumni of the Ithaca High School Athletic program.

Interviewers, writers and editors are needed to create alumni profile pieces and bios for the website. If interested and available, please contact Kyle Woody (kwoody@ithaca.edu) and/or Dr. Mary Turner DePalma (depalma@ithaca.edu). Fieldwork or independent study credit(s) available.

If you want to join the campus television station, here’s your chance.

ICTV will host a rush night TONIGHT (9/2) starting at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

The European Sport Experience: this two-week program during the Winter 2015 term will provide students with an opportunity to experience the sport culture in two European countries: Austria and Germany.

Students will gain first-hand experience with the culture surrounding sports popular in these two countries, including the winter sports of skiing, bobsled and skeleton; acquire knowledge through visits to museums, sports venues, national/international sport federations and have opportunities to speak with industry professionals; and also cover an international sporting event as members of the media.

DEADLINES
Applications for program due: Friday, September 12th
Students notified of acceptance: Wednesday, September 17th
Deposit ($500) due: Wednesday, September 24th
Remaining payment due: Friday, October 31st

Want to apply? Click here.

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“The World Cup is sport, spectacle, politics, and economics, and all of these entwined.”
–Gavan McCormack

This course will provide students with a critical examination of the FIFA World Cup with a particular focus on its history, sponsorship, and selection of host countries.

The class will also consider media coverage of the event across several decades, including the controversies and media coverage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

SPMM 39901-01: ST: The World Cup // CRN: 23763
Schedule: MWF, 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. (August 27th through October 15th)
Credit: 1.0
Instructor: Heather Dichter

Questions? Email Heather at hdichter@ithaca.edu

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If you want to join the award-winning online/print campus newspaper, here’s your chance.

The Ithacan will host a rush night this Thursday (8/28) starting at 8 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

If you want to join the campus radio stations, here’s your chance.

92 WICB and VIC will host a radio rush night this Thursday (8/28) starting at 7 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

The Binghamton Senators, members of the American Hockey League, are seeking a broadcast intern for the 2014-2015 season. The selected individual will assist the Director of Broadcasting with associated broadcast duties (primarily radio) on game days throughout the season (October through April plus playoffs).

The selected individual will be assigned broadcast duties based upon their displayed skill set. Duties include:

• Provide assistance to Senators’ play-by-play broadcaster as needed during broadcasts
• Production/hosting of pre-game, intermission and post-game shows (home and away games)
• Conduct live interviews with players/coaches/special guests during home broadcasts
• Audio editing of game highlights as well as out-of-town highlights for use on air
• Potential of being a regular part of the broadcast team in a color analyst role with possibility of play-by-play
• Potential of being color analyst for television broadcasts (typically 8-10 games per season)

The selected individual will possess the following skills:

• Demonstrated radio broadcast experience within their college program (required)
• Demonstrated television broadcast experience within their college program (preferred)
• Working knowledge of the game of hockey
• Knowledge of audio editing software (ex. Adobe Audition, Audacity, Sound Forge, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability as it relates to audio editing (highlights) for length and quality
• Available for all 37 home broadcasts plus playoffs (primarily nights and weekends with occasional holidays required)
• Available for all 76 broadcasts if desiring to take part in studio hosting of road broadcasts

Potential candidates will be currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program with the goal of pursuing a career in the sports broadcast field. This internship, for the sake of on-air continuity, will run the length of the 2014-2015 academic year in conjunction with the Senators’ season. The internship will be approximately 15-20 hours per week based upon typical game day hours of 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This internship is a non-paid position with no relocation expenses or housing allowance. College credit available upon consultation with your college professor/advisor. Candidates are required to have reliable transportation and ideally live/attend school within a 50-mile radius of Binghamton, New York.

Required materials when applying for this internship:

• Cover letter and resume
• Radio demo (mp3 attachment) which includes any or all of the following: play-by-play, color analysis, studio hosting/scoreboard update segment and one player or coach interview
• TV demo (where applicable) for those interested in additional duties on television broadcasts

Materials may be forwarded via e-mail to Grady Whittenburg, Director of Broadcasting – Binghamton Senators Hockey Club, at bsensradio@gmail.com

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