As an organization we strive to provide our students with realistic perspectives of life after college. For this meeting, we brought back some of our most recent alumni of SBA who have started the next chapter of their lives. Joe Lassi (Pitt Athletics), Rachael Magerer (DICK’S Sporting Goods), Jared Quinn (Pitt Law School), and Sophia Yanik (Heinz Field) joined us for a panel discussion with break out roundtable sessions afterward.
The panel served as a time for our guests to describe what they do and the break out sessions allowed them to dive further into their story. Members seemed to really enjoy this intimate setting. During the break out session, they were comfortable to ask any questions they had regarding full-time work or the companies represented without feeling put on the spot. Due to the success of this meeting, we plan to host similar panels more often so our members are able to connect with professionals that were in the same position of looking for internships, jobs and what to do after undergraduate school not too long ago.
A big thank you to our faculty advisor, Dr. Yun-Oh Whang for speaking to our members. Each year we make a point to have Yun-Oh in to share his extensive experiences in the sports business industry. He also discussed his recent research into the NCAA. As the professor of the sports marketing course here at Pitt Business, he has been in charge of developing the class as it has only been added within the past year. Yun-Oh explained his most recent idea he plans to implement as an experience based learning project for his students.