Graduated: 
1999
Major: 
SM
Current Occupation: 

Associate Counsel
National Hockey League

I transferred to the University of Michigan in the middle of my sophomore year because I knew I wanted to pursue a career in sports. I wanted to attend a school with Division I teams, where the students and the community cared about the school's teams. I certainly found that at Michigan.

The Sport Management program prepared me for my career by providing me with exposure to a variety of areas related to sports -- media, ethics, public relations, law and even anatomy/physiology. Through my coursework at U-M and my internships (some of which Kinesiology helped me to obtain), I was able to decide that I wanted to go to law school. In my job today, I rely upon the education I received at U-M every day.

My advice to students is to take advantage of all the resources available to you in Kinesiology. If you want a career in sports, you have an outstanding foundation from which to build upon. Take the time to talk to professors, staff, alumni, and other students -- networking is one of the key ways to break into the sports industry. Also, don't underestimate the value of an internship. In my experience, if you do a good job as an intern, you will have a mentor who can help guide you through your career. Nothing is more valuable than that.

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