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OHIO Darren Butler Sports Business Forum

Thursday, September 21 2017 04:00pm | Baker University Center Ballroom

Join Ohio University for Darren Butler Sports Business Forum on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017.

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Break into the industry. Make your connections. The College of Business looks forward to showcasing the strong participation and professionalism of its sports management students at the annual Darren Butler Sports Business Forum. Meet with top performing professional sports teams and organizations. The event will deliver a streamlined recruiting experience for sports industry employers.

Recruiters and Alumni
Recruiters and alumni are encouraged to connect with students at both the Employer Expo and Networking Reception on Thursday, September 21. An optional Executive Education session will be held Thursday morning.

Recruiters and alumni have the option to conduct interviews in dedicated space on Friday, September 22 and are also welcome to join the students at the Alumni Speaker Series.

There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required.



Students have the opportunity to network with recruiters and alumni at both the Employer Expo and the Networking Reception on Thursday, September 21. Students are encouraged to join us again on Friday, September 22 to learn about opportunities in the field through an Alumni Speaker Series.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 21

Executive Education Session 
9:00am – 11:00am

Recruiters and Alumni are invited to join the College of Business for an Executive Education session led by Jim Kahler, Executive Director of the AECOM Center for Sports Administration.

Senior Pitch Competition 
9:00am – 12:00 p.m.

Senior students will compete for scholarship prizes by delivering their most persuasive sales pitches to a panel of alumni judges. The pitch topic will be revealed to teams upon their arrival at the event. Students will be required to register in order to participate. Student registration will open September 1.

Employer Expo
1:00pm –3:30pm

Employers and Alumni will host tables at a career fair in the Baker University Center Ballroom, Fourth Floor. Set up for employers will begin at 12:00pm. 

Students will arrive beginning at 1:00pm to learn more about internships, full-time positions and networking opportunities available in the sports industry.

Networking Reception
4:00pm – 6:00pm

We welcome all employers, students, alumni and faculty to join the College of Business at a casual networking reception. Trade your suit for jeans and meet us on Court Street in Uptown Athens!

Friday, September 22

9:00am – 12:00pm

Dedicated interview space will be available on Friday for employers looking to add Bobcats to their teams!

Alumni Speaker Series
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Alumni guests will speak on panels exploring career tracks and industry topics, followed by the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni award.