Welcome to the Sports Career Forum | Philadelphia 2018
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN A DESIRE TO WORK IN SPORTS AND UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT JOBS IN SPORTS
The Sports Career Forum is an educational and interactive discussion for high school students about the broad field of sports careers, led by a distinguished panels of professionals who currently hold positions throughout the forum’s eight areas of concentration.
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FEBRUARY 18, 2018 | 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Students will all hear from our Keynote Speaker Mike Missanelli before they break out into Career Path stories and the areas of concentration breakout sessions. During registration, students will prioritize their four favorite topics to hear from a panel of speakers in those fields. Not all four topics are guaranteed but we’ll assign breakout sessions to best meet requests. Lunch is also included in the cafeteria from 12:00PM – 12:50PM.
97.5 The Fanatic – Host, The Mike Missanelli Show
The Sports Career Forum is pleased to welcome Philly’s own Mike Missanelli as our Keynote Speaker to kick-off the inaugural Sports Career Forum in Philadelphia!
Born and raised in Bristol, PA, Mike currently hosts The Mike Missanelli Show afternoons from 2-6PM on 97.5 The Fanatic.
Prior to his career at the Fanatic, Missanelli began his career as a writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Mike eventually moved into radio working on-air at 610 WIP and 93.3 WMMR. In 2000, Missanelli joined WPHL-TV where he worked as a sports director and anchor. In 2010, he signed a multi-year deal at the then ESPN affiliate 97.5 The Fanatic. Missanelli is also a professor at Saint Joseph’s University.
Areas of Concentration
|Sports Administration||Player Personnel|
|Broadcasting & Journalism||Statistics & Research|
|Event Marketing||Training, Nutrition & Exercise Science|
Learn from the Professionals from the following Teams, Facilities and Brands at the Sports Career Forum!
|Mike Missannelli||97.5 The Fanatic||Host, Mike Missanelli Show|
|Dennis Carroll||Philadelphia Union||Senior Vice President, Finance|
|Ed Wasielewski||EMG Sports||NFL Agent & Founding Partner|
|Josh Barbieri||Philadelphia Phillies||Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics|
|Tom Brennan||Philadelphia Eagles||Stadium Operations, Facility Manager|
|Kevin Johnson||Philadelphia 76ers||Head Athletic Trainer|
|BJ Zellers||Turn Key Events, Inc. (TKE)||President & Founder|
|Melissa Schaaf||Wells Fargo Center||Senior Director of Marketing|
Schedule of Events
|Check-In||8:00AM - 9:00AM|
|Introduction||9:00AM - 9:10AM|
|Keynote Speaker (Gymnasium)||9:10AM - 9:45AM|
|Panel #1 / Career Path Stories||9:45AM - 10:35AM|
|Break / Visit School Booths||10:35AM - 10:50AM|
|Head to Breakout Session #1||10:50AM - 11:00AM|
|Breakout Session #1||11:00AM - 12:00PM|
|Lunch (included) in the Cafeteria / Visit School Booths||12:00PM - 12:50PM|
|Head to Breakout Session #2||12:50PM - 1:00PM|
|Breakout Session #2||1:00PM - 1:50PM|
|Head to Breakout Session #3||1:50PM - 2:00PM|
|Breakout Session #3||2:00PM - 2:50PM|
|Head to Breakout Session #4||2:50PM - 3:00PM|
|Breakout Session #4||3:00PM - 3:50PM|
|Return to Gymnasium||3:50PM - 4:00PM|
|Closing Remarks||4:00PM - 4:10PM|
Map / Directions
Saint Joseph’s University
2600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Relatively new to SJU is its sports marketing major. For several years, sports marketing has lived as a track within the marketing major, however due to the exceedingly high quality of education and popularity of the courses, sports marketing has branched into its own major. There are few better areas to study sports marketing than a city like Philadelphia, with four successful major sports franchises as well as a number of smaller private teams like the Philadelphia Union, the Philadelphia Soul, and the Camden River Sharks all within a short distance.
The marketing department at Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous education in the theory and practice of marketing while also providing opportunities to more thoroughly investigate the sports-related aspect of the field so that students can succeed and thrive in today’s ever changing and competitive global marketplace.
Sports marketing courses at SJU are taught by industry experts, with guest lectures by current industry professionals. In addition to comprehensive courses in sports business, sports marketing, and sports analytics, each Sports Marketing major is encouraged to have an internship in sports in order to be competitive in the industry. This has become increasingly helpful to students looking to gain real-world experience and contacts before they graduate so they know what to expect when they enter the job market.