Participate in SII, TESM, and SMC Events
IUPUI students studying sports management in the tourism, event, and sport management department (TESM) have the benefit of working with Indy's world-class sports organizations from the first day of class through graduation. Those who get involved set themselves up for career success thanks to the unique experiences students have with Indy as their classroom and the SII team in their court.
In 2020, TESM faculty created a resource for students called The Hub, designed to be a one-stop-shop for all volunteer, internship, professional development, and seasonal/gameday work opportunities. Updated several times a week, The Hub includes a list of sports business resources to keep students current with industry trends, partucularly during the pandemic. You can find all your resources here and sign up for upcoming speaker series hosted by the sports management club (SMC), too.
Connect with Indy sports via The Hub
SII Innovation Sprint
Annually, the Sports Innovation Institute stages an innovation sprint, during which students are presented with a real-life problem to solve within 24 hours for organizations such as the NCAA and Indiana Sports Corp. Students develop teamwork, leadership, and networking skills through hands-on experiences.
Watch highlights from previous innovation sprints
SII Speaker Series
Leveraging contacts for the benefit of students is something that SII Director David Pierce and his colleague Geoff Sherman take pride in accomplishing. Noteworthy speakers are invited to campus throughout the school year to interact with students who participate in the SII Speaker Series. It's more than a lecture series--it helps students get into direct conversations with Indy's top innovators and thinkers who care about all things sports.
Check out previous and future speakers
Sports Management Club
The IUPUI Sports Management Club (SMC) works closely with SII faculty member Geoff Sherman to volunteer at mega sporting events and engage with Indy's top sports executives and leaders. In addition to classroom experiences and SII research, students are able to immerse themselves in Indy's sports community through SMC participation. Sherman strives to get students behind the scenes and beyond the game. When they graduate, active students should be well-positioned for career entry and future success.
Stay current with their activites on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.