A group of Alfred State sport management students scored big recently when they took the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Binghamton Devils Sport Management Career Fair.
Held at the Floyd L. Maines Arena, the event featured organizations such as the New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, Binghamton Devils, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Watkins Glen International, Elmira Pioneers, Oneonta Outlaws, Broome County Stallions, and Cortland Crush. In addition to connecting with employers, students were also able to attend the Binghamton Devils vs. Laval Rocket hockey game.
Students who attended the event included Devin Edwards (Brooklyn), Markel Edwards (Buffalo), Jamien Eutsey (Buffalo), Cailin Gordon (Lake George), Satchel Holder (Bay Shore), Nick Hotaling (Ballston Lake), Will Kershner (Dansville), Ryan MacDonald (Johnson City), Jack Miller (Palmyra), Cassidy McCourt (Buffalo), Pedro Mora (Manhattan), Ryan Santos (Manhattan), Brooke Scianna (Poughkeepsie), Learoy Smith (Yonkers), Trevor Stiles (Hornell), and Devon Withers (Rochester).
Withers said he loved the opportunity to interact with employers about the possibility of future internships or employment.
“I felt as though I could be open about my passion and post-graduation plans with the employers present, and I found that the event itself helped guide me in the right direction for what I want to do after I receive my degree,” he said.
Gordon noted, “I took so much from this networking event because it opened my eyes a bit more about the real world. Also, getting to see that companies were actually interested in me for internships for this upcoming summer was really exciting.”
John Lisec, an assistant professor in the Business Department, said the event provided a wonderful opportunity for Alfred State sport management students to interact with sport industry professionals and develop tangible opportunities for success and job placement.
“A continued emphasis on providing opportunities such as this provides Alfred State sport management students with the industry insights and connections necessary to flourish in the ever-competitive sport and entertainment industries,” Lisec said.