Sports Management majors participate in Experiential Learning Career Workshop
April 06, 2021
The Department of Business & Entrepreneurship/Sports Management students recently participated in a virtual experiential learning career workshop as a part of the Spring 2021 Experiential Learning Series.
Guest speaker Brandon Wheeler discussed the importance of professional networking and interning prior to students completing their degree program to students majoring in sport management, business administration, finance, and accounting, in relation to his role managing all day-to-day business operations for the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA).
His duties include directing NBCA long-term strategic growth initiatives, driving data, and financial analysis around maximizing salary, incentives, benefits, and marketing opportunities for NBCA members, and evaluating new business opportunities for the NBCA.
In addition, Wheeler presented information on the business aspect of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Coaches association and the supporting role he plays in meeting the needs of the coaches in the NBA.
Two senior sports management majors reflect on the speaker’s presentation.
Rondaijah Wynn said the importance of networking was highlighted in the presentation causing her to increase her efforts. “After completing the virtual Career exploration workshop with Brandon Wheeler, I did not realize how much I need to focus in on securing valuable internships and getting out there to network.”
Bryce Williams said he learned of how networking can truly open doors for where he is trying to go in his sports management career. “Mr. Wheeler said, ‘it is not about what you know, but it is about who you know, and who knows you,’ that motivated me to make lasting impressions with people who can be an asset to me and vice a versa.”