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Ithaca College 'Careers In Sport Symposium' To Welcome Sports Industry Professionals

ITHACA, NY — Panelists and speakers representing various sectors of the sport industry will gather at Ithaca College on Saturday, Oct. 30, to share their insights with area students and anyone else interested in a profession in sports. Hosted by the Department of Sport Management and Media, “Careers in Sport Symposium” will take place in Textor 103 and Friends Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

“We welcome participation from Ithaca College students, regardless of major, as well as students throughout the local community,” said Ellen Staurowsky, professor and chair of the graduate program in sport management and media. “High school students thinking about majoring in sport management, sport media or sport studies are also welcome to attend.”

A sportscaster from WENY-TV, a ticket sales representative from the New York Mets, and an administrator from ESPN will join an executive director from the New York State Golf Association, a media relations coordinator from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, a softball coach from the University of Albany and close to a dozen other sport professionals in panel discussions on

  • The Business of Baseball
  • Careers in Sport Media; What It Takes to Get Your Break
  • Destination College Sport
  • Sport Associations and Governing Bodies
  • Sport Marketing and Media
  • Using Social Media in Internship and Job Searches

Amy Doonan Cronin ’82 will deliver the keynote address. An associate with Alden and Associates specializing in executive search services, Cronin is also special assistant to the presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, whose members include Colgate and St. Lawrence Universities, and Hamilton, Skidmore, Union, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education administration.

For more information and to arrange interviews, contact Ellen Staurowsky, Ph.D., at (607) 274-1730 or

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cindy Turo at as soon as possible.