Opportunities in Sports Industry

January 24, 2018

The best way to learn about career paths is to get involved! Check out a few opportunities to network with professionals, volunteer, or work in the field of sport.


MSU Athletics Student Opportunity Fair will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 1:40-4:00 p.m. in the Spartan Stadium Engagement Center. This event is FREE for all students.

For more information, log on to Handshake or visit the event page on Facebook.

Eastern Michigan Athletics is hosting a Sports Career Fair on February 13, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. The Sports Career Fair is organized and promoted through a partnership with Teamworkonline with a focus on Marketing and Ticket Sales, but additional athletics departments will be in attendance as well.

Registration for this event is $25 for students and recent graduates, and includes a game ticket to the EMU basketball game.

For more information, go to http://bit.do/emucareer.


The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is seeking volunteers for March Magic Hoopfest. This event is an interactive basketball playground for children of all ages taking place at Jenison Field House on the campus of Michigan State University March 22-24, 2018. It includes a variety of basketball skill venues and games and is held in conjunction with the MHSAA Boys Basketball Semifinals and Finals occuring at the Breslin Center. To make the event successful, GLSA is seeking the help of volunteers between March 21-24, 2018.

For more information about volunteering for this event, visit the official website.

Todd Martin Youth Leadership is a nonprofit organization that offers tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming for Lansing youth. This organization is seeking a part-time Tennis Program Director during the school year, in the summer, or year round. For more information go to their website or contact the Executive Director Rebecca Swan Johnson at rebecca.johnson@tmyl.org.

Operations Assistant internship positions available for the upcoming Senior PGA Championship. Students will get a behind the scenes glimpse of a major golf championship. Individuals looking to complete a spring/summer internship would be a perfect fit. All applicants can submit their resume and cover letter directly to the Operations Coorincator Kenny Kurzendoerfer at kkurzendoerfer@pgahq.com.

2018 SPGA Operations Assistant Job Description

Be sure to check Handshake regularly for more opportunities in KIN-related industries.