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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.

Make your connections. The Ohio University College of Business is proud to showcase the strong participation and professionalism of its sports management students at the annual Darren Butler Sports Business Forum. Network with sports industry recruiters and hear from alumni guest speakers during this exciting two-day event. 


Meet with top performing professional sports teams and organizations. 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.

Check out the employers you'll meet.

Recruiters and Alumni

The event will deliver a streamlined recruiting experience for sports industry employers. 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 a 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.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 21

Employer Expo
Baker University Center Ballroom

1:00pm –3:30pm

Employers and Alumni will host tables at a career fair in the Baker University Center Ballroom, Fourth Floor. 

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

There is no cost for the event, but registration is required.


Networking Reception
The Pigskin Bar and Grille

4:00pm – 6:00pm

All employers, students, alumni and faculty are welcome 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!

There is no cost for the event, but registration is required. 
Attire: Smart Casual 

Friday, September 22


9:00am – 12:00pm

Interviews will be conducted on Friday for employers looking to add Bobcats to their teams! 
Attire: Business Professional

Alumni Speaker Series
Baker University Center Ballroom

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. Panel topics include:

  • Revenue Generation 
  • Events and Operations

Meet our alumni panelists and guests.