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OHIO Darren Butler Sports Business Forum

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

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.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 21

Executive Education Session 
9:00am – 11:00am
Baker Center 230

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.

Employer Expo
1:00pm –3:30pm
Baker Center Ballroom 

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
Pigskin Bar and Grille

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
Baker Center Ballroom 

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

Travel & Accomodations

Air Travel
John Glenn Columbus International is the closest major airport, with the smaller Rickenbacker International airport also positioned conveniently to Athens. Check out for flights from both airports.

For recruiter convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites at the rate of $129 per night. To secure the group rate, please make your reservations by August 21.

Fairfield Inn & Suites 
924 E. State St. 
Athens, Ohio 45701