Career Opportunities

The Jennifer Corn Carter Resource and Career Center

The Jennifer Corn Carter Resource and Career Center allows students in the Department of Sport Management access to professional support and guidance in career development and employment searches. It is also available to SPM alumni.

Students should contact Sport Management internship placement coordinators Francesco Riverso (friverso@syr.edu or 315-443-5670) or Nicole Imbrogno (nfimbrog@syr.edu or 315-443-7418) to set up an appointment. They are located in MacNaughton Hall, Suite 301. Available services for career planning are varied and extensive to meet our diverse student body who are in various stages of the career exploration and planning process.

Sport Management students and alumni can also benefit from the resources and services of SU’s Center for Career Services, which offers educational programming on professional development, skills and networking.

Learn more about upcoming programs through SU’s Center for Career Services.

Exclusive Career Advice from Sports Executives

 

David B. Falk

Founder
Falk Associates Management Enterprises (FAME)

David Falk, the founder of FAME, has long been recognized as one of the sports industry’s leading figures and most talented innovators. During a 40-year career, he has represented the top players in NBA history and has negotiated record-breaking contracts for his clients, both on and off the court. His vision and ability to read the changing landscape helped to shape the evolution of the business of sports over the past 30 years.

David J. Stern

Commissioner Emeritus
National Basketball Association

David Stern completed his three-decade tenure as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014. As commissioner, Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing, television distribution and digital technology. He oversaw the NBA’s growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, a dramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of leagues.


Pat Riley

President and Head Coach
Miami HEAT

Entering his 12th season with Miami, president and head coach Pat Riley has established a standard of excellence within the franchise, both on and off the court, that has allowed the team to reach unprecedented heights and has positioned it as one of the most successful in the NBA. Never was that more evident than when Riley guided his group of “15 Strong” to the franchise’s first NBA championship in Dallas on June 20, 2006.


Jerry West

Former General Manager
Los Angeles Lakers & Memphis Grizzlies

Combine a deadly jump shot, tenacious defense, obsessive perfectionism, unabashed confidence, and an uncompromising will to win, and you’ve got Jerry West, one of the greatest guards in NBA history. West became the Lakers’ head coach for the 1976-77 season and stayed on as a scout for three years becoming general manager in 1982, helping to build the Lakers’ dynasty of the 1980s. West was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979 and was named the NBA Executive of the Year for 1995. After being employed by the Lakers for over 40 years, West retired but soon became the President of Basketball Operations of the Memphis Grizzlies on April 30, 2002.

David Levy

President
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

David Levy is president of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a position he was elevated to in the summer of 2013. In this role, Levy added oversight of Turner’s domestic entertainment, kids and young adults networks and business portfolios to his current leadership of the company’s advertising sales, affiliate sales and sports units.


Laurie Orlando

Sport Management Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President, CBS News

Laurie Orlando joined CBS News as senior vice president for talent strategy in January 2016. Prior to that, she worked as ESPN’s Senior Vice President, Talent Strategy, Planning and Development, since January 2008. She oversaw ESPN’s talent office and relationships with the on-air personalities who represent the ESPN brand across all multimedia platforms. She was focused on three primary areas – identification and recruitment of new talent and negotiation and facilitation of those contracts; the development, coaching and feedback processes for talent; and the booking of guests for all ESPN programming.


Sandy Montag

President & CEO
The Montag Group

Sandy Montag, a 30-year industry veteran, is president and CEO of The Montag Group, which was launched as a consulting, advising, content development, and media strategy company focused in the world of sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. Montag also represents a variety of clients with IMG over multiple divisions, including broadcasting, speakers, literary, coaching, and talent marketing. Included among those are John Madden, Bob Costas, Mary Carillo, James Brown, Jim Nantz, Erin Andrews, Peyton Manning, Mike Tirico, Ming Tsai, Bob Knight, and Tom Coughlin.

Nick Carparelli

Senior Director, College Sports
Under Armour

Nick Carparelli joined Under Armour in February 2014 as senior director of college sports. Leading the brand’s collegiate sports marketing efforts, Carparelli manages outfitting partnerships with schools and universities including Notre Dame, Auburn, St. John’s, Navy and South Carolina. Working closely with athletes, teams and leagues, Carparelli is responsible for growing the brand, creating demand and driving sales.

Ronald C. Bernard

Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal
President, LWB Consulting

Ronald Bernard has over 35 years experience in the entertainment, sports, and media industries in both senior operating and financial capacities. He is currently a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal specializing in the media/sports industries. In addition, since January 2003, he has been president of LWB Consulting, where he has worked with private equity investors in identifying and acquiring media properties.

David Kleinhandler

Founder & CEO
Blackridge Capital Group, LLC

David Kleinhandler is the founder and CEO of Blackridge Capital and has been an entrepreneur for over 28 years. Blackridge was founded as a solution to help people think through complex tax and wealth transfer strategies. Kleinhandler’s other projects include Dynasty Financial Partners and Foundations, including a partnership with Carmelo Anthony, titled Courts for Kids; The Martin Luther King Foundation; and David Kleinhandler’s Life Skills Program, a financial literacy initiative for Syracuse University students.