Major: Sports Management
Hometown: Oostburg, Wis.
Clubs and Activities
I'm a Resident Assistant and also a member of Enactus.
Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind? How is it helping you to attend SJC?
I received a large amount of academic/athletic scholarships and almost all of my remaining balance was covered by financial aid.
What do you appreciate most about the SJC Sports Managment Program?
Since Sports Management is a broad field with many career opportunities, I really appreciate the fact that SJC offers classes that expose Sports Management students to a wide array of career paths. I am also thankful for my Business classes because having the classes under my belt will make me more marketable.
How have the faculty members of the Department of Physical Education been helpful to you?
During my freshman year, I was undecided, and my advisors helped lead me in the right direction. Even though I started my major late, my Sports Management advisors have made sure I will be able to graduate in four years. The Sports Management faculty members are so dedicated to their students and their students’ success that they are willing to go out of their way to help us in any way that they can.
The Core Progam
I think the Core Program is a huge advantage. Most colleges make students take two years of general education classes before they start their major. Here, students jump into their major right away freshman year. It is great getting four years of learning Sports Management as compared to only two years everywhere else. Taking Core classes along with my major-specific classes has created a unique learning experience.
The Core Program has helped me in many ways. First, my writing, speaking, and thinking capabilities have changed so much. I can see the difference Core has made for me in my other classes as well. Second, my morals have become more clearly defined through the Core Program. I know I will use so much of what I've learned after college.
What are your plans for the future?
I am hoping to go to graduate school in Florida to get a master’s degree in Sports Management. I would love to coach and hopefully become a college professor someday.
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