Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

JMU Students Mingle with Sports Pros

by Karen Doss Bowman

Hart students and Tom Martin with Pops Mensah-Bonsu at SINC Conference 2017

SUMMARY: JMU sport and recreation management students met former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu and other sports industry leaders at the Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference in February.

JMU’s Department of Sport and Recreation Management took 30 students to the Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference at George Washington University in February. The conference, which drew students from colleges across the East coast, featured a lineup of top sports industry executives who led panel discussions on topics such as sport tourism, sports industry trends, sport sponsorship and player operations, sports entrepreneurship and sports media and marketing. The students had numerous opportunities to network with industry leaders, including former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who is now an advanced pro scout for the San Antonio Spurs. 

“This was an invaluable opportunity for our students to get information about sport and recreation management careers directly from the source,” says Tom Martin, lecturer in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management. “For this area of the country, there’s  probably not a better opportunity to have access to all those top sports executives at one site.”

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, March 27, 2017

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