Sierra Kinworthy, Class of 2019
My internship with the production team for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 gave me a unique
opportunity to see how media messages are planned for audiences at major sporting
events. As a business student, I understand the impact advertising and sponsor funds
have on game day production, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of media production
for this event. This experience gave me the opportunity to grow myself professionally
and apply the lessons I learned in my classes to the real world.
By continuing to study marketing and game entertainment at SOM and through my position
as marketing programs coordinator for the UAF Athletics Department, I am increasing
my knowledge about sport management and sport business. Combining all of these things
is setting me up to be competitive in the workforce.
Mallory Adams, Class of 2019
I am currently the Fitness Facility Manager at Sheridan Fitness Center on Joint Base
Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. I enjoy working in sports and recreation because
I love the field and know the benefits associated with it. Helping others is very
rewarding to me and the fact that I am able to work with our military makes my contribution
that much more fulfilling. My SOM degree will help my career because through my time
with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR), I have picked up necessary skills including employee relations and physical fitness;
however, I am lacking the business education side. My degree will give me what I need
in order to advance further in my career.
Tommy Nelson, Class of 2021
BSRB is the only major in Alaska that focuses on what I want to do in the sports industry
when I’m done with college. My long-term goal is to become a general manager of a
professional sports organization. This degree will help me understand all sides of
the industry, allowing me to start on the operations side and work my way up the executive
ladder. I love Alaska and the Fairbanks area. The UAF BSRB offers me a jump start
toward my career and the best value for my education.