2023 Conference Summary

WHAT THE CONFERENCE ACCOMPLISHED

More than 130 students of color from 17 colleges and universities attended the first Get in the Game Career Development Conference, which featured educational sessions, workshops and networking with 15 companies from different segments of the sports business including: Dick’s Sporting Goods, On Running, ASICS, Under Armour, Sodexo Live, BSE Global, Ilitch Sports and Entertainment, The Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, MLB Players Association, the American Junior Golf Association, Program Productions and The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.


What Is

GET IN THE GAME?

Get In The Game is a three-day event on October 6-8, 2023 that provides HBCU students and college students of color with opportunities to learn more about the business of sports. The sports industry is one of the most competitive industries around, yet many don’t truly understand the business of sports the vast amount of opportunities, or what to do to make it happen.
Our

VISION

The goal is to bring together a wide spectrum of sports businesses and showcase the many career options available: finance, design, sales, marketing, data analytics and much more.

Teams & Leagues

We expect to have representatives from professional leagues such as the NHL and MLS along with teams.

Brands

We'll have major brand representation to showcase that aspect of sports business.

Networking

Sponsored hospitality suites will allow networking and meeting with executives along with resume database access.

Retail and Marketing

Retail is a great launching pad for a career in sports. We'll have representation major big box as well as smaller independents.
What You Can

EXPECT FROM THE CONFERENCE

  • Keynote Sessions with Industry Leaders
  • Breakout Sessions and Workshops
    • How to create an effective resume
    • Interview skills and career development
    • Case studies (brand and product development, launching a sports program and more)
  • Individual meetings between companies and students
  • Stadium and venue visits
  • Networking and social events