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Sport Management Student and Alumni Profiles

Sport management majors and alumni highly recommend both their program and the overall Fisher experience.

Some are student-athletes themselves, while others are sport aficionados or rabid fans. Still others approach athletics primarily from the business side. No matter how they came to the program, however, sport management students at Fisher agree that the College offers excellent training and preparation for success in the field.

Brandon Caryl ’18

Brandon Caryl

Brandon Caryl

Brandon Caryl ’18 spent summer 2017 as an intern with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), the largest junior golf association in the world.

With AJGA, Caryl was responsible for aiding the overall operation at tournament sites throughout the east coast, including Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and New Jersey.

The Fairport native traveled more than 14,000 miles during his AJGA internship, helping to make 14 different events a success.  His duties included setup and break down of tournaments, corporate sponsorship activation, event operations, and coordination of tournament volunteers.

Becca Davis ’18

Sponsorship Assistant, Boston Red Sox

Becca Davis

Becca Davis

Becca Davis ’18 took full advantage of the opportunity to work for her dream organization, the Boston Red Sox.  Since January 2018, Becca has served as a sponsor services assistant, fulfilling sponsorship contracts, maintaining relationships with corporate clients, and providing support for the client services department. Today, she continues on with the Red Sox organization as a sponsorship assistant, maintaining sponsor relationships by providing personable service, tour and scoreboard messages, and processing and selling tickets. 

Prior to landing the position, Becca completed internships with the Amsterdam Mohawks and the Rochester Red Wings. She said all of her internship experiences helped solidify her passion for the game of baseball.

“This has been a tremendous learning experience for me,” said Becca.  “I work with a great group of people and I get to go to work at Fenway Park everyday.”

Emma Kilmer ’18

Emma Kilmer

Emma Kilmer

Emma Kilmer ’18 spent her final semester at Fisher interning with her favorite professional sports team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. As a member of the Communications Department, Kilmer served as a media relations intern for the second half of the 2017-18 season and playoffs.

She was responsible for creating graphics for the team’s official social media accounts, writing game notes, recording player/coach interviews, managing the press box, and issuing media credentials.

“I’ve known for a while now that I want to work in communications in hockey, and this definitely confirmed that this is the right path for me. I loved every single job responsibility I had during my internship,” said Kilmer. “I learned so much in my four months in Pittsburgh.It was such an incredible experience.”

Anthony Lee '17

Anthony Lee

Anthony Lee

Anthony Lee ’17 has one piece of advice for first-year students: get involved.

“Let yourself experience what the campus has to offer,” he said. “Be sure to engage with students, faculty, and staff during programs or events. This engagement will not only help you become more involved in activities but involved in your academic career and most importantly, your overall college experience.”

Its advice he followed during his time at Fisher, where he immersed himself in several student organizations, including serving as president of the Student Government Association for two years, the Teddi Dance for Love, and the varsity football team.

The Clifton Park, New York native also dove into internship opportunities that have complemented his studies in sport management and finance. He spent time working with the College’s Athletic Department as they hosted the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship tournament, and served as a corporate intern with the Fortune 500 company, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Anthony said his Fisher education, and the Sport Management Department in particular, prepared him for the next step: a career with Dick’s, as an associate in the Merchandise Trainee Program.

“What I love about the sport management program is the endless number of connections it has developed with professionals within the sport industry,” he said. “This connection helps give students a diversity of experiences, helping us further understand the many careers available within the industry.”

Brandon Rosenthal '10

Assistant Coach, Northern Arizona Suns (NBA D-League)

Brandon Rosenthal

Brandon Rosenthal

As a sport management graduate, Brandon Rosenthal learned very quickly about the power of relationships with people. He said thanks to relationships with his classmates, his basketball teammates, his professors, and people he met outside of Fisher, he was able to grow both personally and professionally.

After graduating from Fisher, Brandon went on to graduate school at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, part of his plan all along.

Today, he is the assistant coach for the Northern Arizona Suns. Previously, he served as the director of basketball operations with the Santa Clara University men’s team, an NCAA Division I program.

Brandon said he truly believes Fisher helped him prepare in the areas that were vital to his success in the business and collegiate world of sport.

"To me, the greatest advantage I had in going to Fisher was opportunity. Fisher does an amazing job in fostering relationships and providing students with opportunity both on and off campus. There is not a price tag you can put on the value of a Fisher education."

Justin White ’18

Justin White

Justin White

In early March, senior Justin White ’18 attended the 13th Annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Sloan Conference provides a forum for industry professionals and students to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry.

The 2018 conference featured renowned speakers such as former President Barack Obama, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Pegula Sports & Entertainment Owner/CEO Kim Pegula.

White’s passion for sport analytics led him to complete an internship with the Rochester Americans’ Hockey Technologies Department and he presented his work at the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix. 

This summer, White is completing his final internship with AFP Tax Consulting.  He will attend the NHL Draft in Dallas with Professor Alan Pogroszewski and adjunct Professor Kyle Stich as part of the experience.