About SBA at ASULearn more about what makes our organization unique.
The Sports Business Association, an organization comprised of like-minded, passionate ASU students pursuing a career in the sports industry. We seek to provide boundless knowledge, networking, and outreach that will ultimately translate to success in the highly-competitive sports business world.
OKAY, BUT WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?
This organization was created to help students like you get a leg up in the sports industry prior to graduation. We help students obtain internships and jobs – which can be no easy feat. It takes more than just being a member to succeed in this business and in this organization. As the old adage goes, “you get out what you put in.” Our best members come to as many events as their schedules allow, interact with their peers and our panelists, read our weekly emails, and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Most of our events are speaker panels ranging from 3-6 guests. Many times, ASU alumni are speakers that now work for local teams and organizations in the Phoenix, AZ area. Our panelists discuss their origins, their pathway to their career, and more. That is followed by an open Q&A where members can ask questions. Typically events end with networking opportunities for students and panelists.
Unlike other traditional organizations on campus at ASU, Sports Business Association does not have weekly meetings. In fact, we rarely have “meetings” at all. Instead, we focus primarily on putting on sports-centric events. Whether it is a watch party, job fair, speaker panel, outreach trip, or something else, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Outreach trips are our bread and butter. For several days, selected students are chosen to attend a wide variety of meetings and speaker panels in a city other than Phoenix during ASU’s Fall Break (early to mid-October). Past cities include the big three: Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. The ideal candidate for our yearly trip is typically a student with at least one year of involvement in the organization (if you are on the Executive Board, you automatically get to go). The student is an active SBA member who attends events and most likely has some sort of past experience in sports. All candidates are unique, however!