Annual Career Night in Sport returns for sixth staging 

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The Sport Management Program through the NEAG School of Education hosts a forum to bring together experienced alumni professionals and current students for an exciting evening of conversation, connections and opportunities.    File Photo / The Daily Campus

The Sport Management Program through the NEAG School of Education hosts a forum to bring together experienced alumni professionals and current students for an exciting evening of conversation, connections and opportunities. File Photo / The Daily Campus

The Annual Career Night in Sport returns to the University of Connecticut for its sixth staging. Hosted by the Sport Management Program through the NEAG School of Education, the forum brings together experienced alumni professionals and current students for an exciting evening of conversation, connections and opportunities.  

“The sporting industry is so expansive, so this, I think, offers students the chance to understand the nuances of the industry,” event-organizer Danielle DeRosa said.  

This year’s staging promises to facilitate greater chances of interest-geared interactions, as students will be given the opportunity to choose between two Breakout Sessions, which concentrate their career plan.  

“Students usually walk away with invaluable advice from the networking sessions, so we’re going with the changed format as we did last year, where the sessions catered more to specific needs and interests,” DeRosa said.  

The event will be held at the UConn Alumni Center from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 , will also offer attendees the opportunity to engage in thematic discussions with industry professionals and alumni speakers.  

The forum, open to all students, though mostly targeting those in the Sport Management Program, provides an opportunity for those who would not benefit from the usual career fairs on campus.  

“This event is helpful for sport management students and others that want to have a focus within the sport industry,” fifth-semester sport management major Patrick Gately said.  

“The larger campus-wide career fairs don’t cater much to us students, so it’s great the NEAG School of Education and the Sport Management Program hosts this event to help us network with people in the sport industry specifically”  

Registration is now open for the event, and students are advised to do so via the alumni website.


Nicholas Martin is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at nicholas.r.martin@uconn.edu

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