We need You for SPM Week 2022

It’s time to plan our annual S.P.M. Week job-shadowing program! For 2022, we will offer a combination of virtual sessions and in-person opportunities (COVID dependent) from January 10–14, 2022.

In a perfect (non-COVID) world, we would resume in-person job-shadowing for our Sport Management, Sport Analytics, and Sport Venue and Event Management students in January 2022 as it gives students valuable opportunities outside of a typical internship or Capstone to see the day-to-day happenings in the professional world. It also provides a chance for companies to recruit interns. The investment in mentoring students allows alumni to not only stay connected to our department, but also assist us in educating the next generation of young professionals.

Expectations for the job shadowing experience

  • Alumni/Hosts are expected to introduce their profession, industry and/or organization; provide a tour of the workplace; answer questions; and most importantly, allow student to observe the daily routine.
  • Students are responsible for transporting themselves to and from the job shadowing site, locating and paying for any necessary lodging, researching the organization in advance, and coming prepared with questions.
  • The specific job shadowing date as well as the scheduled experience will be determined by the student and alumni/host after the ‘matching’ process is complete.

How to participate as an Alumni/Host

For alumni who are willing to host students on site and/or facilitate an alumni-led workshop the week of January 10 – 14, 2022, please fill out the Alumni/Host Application. The alumni application will be open until November 19th. Alumni will be notified of a match by December 3rd. Students will contact alumni to finalize the details of the shadowing experience.

How to participate as a Student

For students who are interested in taking part in S.P.M. Week, please complete the Student Application and submit your resume. The student application will be open until November 19th. Students will be notified of a match by December 3rd. Students will contact alumni to finalize the details of the shadowing experience.

You MUST be available during the week of January 10 – 14, 2022 to participate as this is the only week over winter break that these opportunities will be available.

If you have questions, suggestions or ideas, regarding S.P.M. Week 2022, please feel free to contact Internship Placement Coordinator, Lisa Liparulo at lmpirau@syr.edu or 315-443-0450.