Last week, students from Trinity Hall’s Business-Entrepreneurship Club and Sports Analytics Club ventured out to MetLife Stadium to gain insight into the workforce within the world of sports business. For the second year in a row, students had the opportunity to hear from professionals in the industry at Sports Business Day sponsored by the New York Jets organization.
At the event, local schools met with various professionals representing different departments within the Jets organization. After touring the MetLife Stadium facilities, students heard from leaders from the internship level to CEO-level management about job opportunities for women in the sports industry. Each employee talked about their day-to-day responsibilities and details about what their job entails.
Business-Entrepreneurship faculty advisor and Arts faculty Erin Straine explained, “The students get the opportunity to ask questions and get exposed to the business of sports management. The highlight of the day is when they get to go into the locker room and walk out onto the field, so they get the experience from a player’s perspective. The girls leave the trip taking away a great deal of information”.
STEM faculty and Sports Analytics faculty advisor Cathryn Danielczyk explained that one particular speaker from the Building Data Analytics department explained the process of researching the “typical fan.” In doing so, the presenter stressed the essential use of Python, a program every student at Trinity Hall utilizes in engineering classes throughout all four years.
Amanda D. ‘25, a member of the Business Entrepreneurship Club, shares that she is hoping to get a summer internship via connections she made on the trip. Amanda stated, “I thought it was really interesting learning about what they do there. I’m hoping to get a summer internship because they talked a lot about mentorship and I learned a lot about how it’s so important to start connecting with others as early as you can.”
Students left with a trip with a newfound appreciation for workforce opportunities in the sports field. Sports Analytics club leader Sophie R. ‘25 explained “The trip was amazing, and we all learned so much about possible careers and opportunities available in sports. We heard from lots of speakers who all discussed the importance of following your passions. It was also super inspiring to see so many women representing the sports industry.”