UW-Parkside to Host Sport Career Day

Published: September 29, 2022

Somers, Wis.- UW-Parkside will host a Sport Career Day on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sports & Activity Center (SAC). This internship & career fair is ideal for anyone interested in career opportunities in the sports industry. There will be many different activities offered throughout the career fair, including mock interviews. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Students are welcome to attend any portion of the event that they choose. The morning will be made up of career development options to assist students with obtaining a position with a sports organization. The second half of the day students will be able to interact with sports organizations through a networking lunch and traditional career fair.

The networking lunch will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include members of the sports industry being seated throughout the lunch area. Attendees will have the chance to sit down with them and build relationships with sports organizations.

The career fair will take place immediately afterwards until 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore many of the sports organizations available in the Wisconsin and Illinois areas. Sports organizations will provide information regarding internships, careers, and sports industry advice.

The first 40 students to register and indicate interest by emailing Dr. Megan Parietti will have the opportunity to practice their interview skills with someone who is currently working in the sports industry. If you are one of the first 40 students, you will have an interview time sent to you. Pre-registered students will receive a free professional LinkedIn headshot when you attend the event in professional attire between 9am-11am. Resume review sessions with members of the sports industry will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event will also feature the Breaking in to the industry panel, with individuals working in the sports industry discussing tips for entering the industry from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The Alumni Award Winner will be presented immediately after. 

This year’s Alumni Award winner is Brittany Kucia who is being recognized for success in her field as well as her contributions back to the program. Kucia is the VP of Minor League Sports for Vozzi. She is a double graduate from the UW-Parkside Sport Management program with both an undergraduate (2012) and graduate (2020) degree from the program. She is the first student from the UW-Parkside master's program to win the award.

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

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Megan Parietti

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