Provides an overview of how students can apply their experiences and skills in the professional world of collegiate athletics. Students will learn about different careers and have the opportunity to discover relative coursework, internship experiences, networking skills, and resume development.
Winter Session Online Course: Dec 27-Jan 14; Open to degree & CDE students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements.
Course Summary: This course offers an overview of how students can apply their experiences, skills, and knowledge in the professional world of collegiate athletics. Students interested in this career path will have an opportunity to learn firsthand what job opportunities are available in the field, regardless of major/minor or courses taken. Students will learn about different careers in the field, such as marketing, promotions, event operations, fundraising/annual fund, sponsorship sales, ticket operations, athletic communications, licensing/branding, business operations, athletic administration, compliance, and academic support. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about relative courses, internship experiences, networking skills, and resume development. Using undergraduate academic experiences, students will learn through a variety of assignments. Please note coaching and athletic medicine will not be covered in this course. Learning Objectives: • Discuss available careers in collegiate athletics. • Identify your personal career interests and map out the key steps to gaining experience in collegiate athletics during your time at UVM. • Create a cover letter and resume to assist in the application process for employment.
Students are responsible for access to the Internet to participate in this course on the dates as outlined. • A large part of this online course is participation. Students will read and comment on classmates’ work on the discussion boards. • Proofreading, spell check and proper grammar are required on all posts and assignments. Be clear and concise.
50% Class Attendance, Participation, and Engagement – Based on class attendance; logging on to the class weekly, class discussions, and responses to classmates’ and the instructor’s postings. This includes responding to the instructors questions directed towards you in the discussion forums AND your response to your fellow classmates questions and posts. • 35% Written Assignments – The discussion posts and writing assignments as outlined above will be an important part of your overall grade. There will be a 5-point deduction for each day the assignment is past due. • 15% Final Assignment – Cover Letter, Resume, Position Description / Job Posting & class evaluation
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