Sport Management Activities
Sport Management Activities Council
A range of social and professional development activities are organized throughout the academic year. The Sport Management Activities Council (S.M.A.C.) is a student led organization that is closely involved in organizing many of these events created to foster camaraderie, experiential learning and have fun! Through S.M.A.C., UCCS Sport Management students have organized intramural sports teams, planned ski trips, and group outings to a variety of pro and collegiate sporting events. In addition to the fun events, S.M.A.C. hosts several guest speakers from the sports industry each semester to provide our students with an inside look and promote networking opportunities. All students are required to attend a majority of these events each semester.
Annual Awards Banquet
We host an annual Awards Banquet to celebrate the year's accomplishments and recognize outstanding students and graduating seniors. Each year features a keynote speaker. Examples of past speakers include: Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce, Olympic bobsled driver Steve Holcomb, former Bronco Joel Dreessen and former Rapids CEO Tim Hinchey.
Guest Speaker Series
The Guest Speaker series allows students to hear directly from leaders in the sport industry, providing insight and advice from their careers. Examples of past speakers include: Robert Elstone (Everton FC, CEO), Dave Jollette (Pepsi Center, VP of Operations), Chris Phillips (Rocky Mountain Vibes, President & General Manager) and Natasha Garza (Kroenke Sports Entertainment, HR & Internship Coordinator).
Professional Development Workshops
Students are encouraged to attend a variety of professional development workshops throughout the year. Sessions cover interview skills, resume building, Linked-In, TeamWorkOnline, networking tips, and more.
UCCS Sport Management Networking Night
Once a year, students will have the opportunity to meet over 30 sport organizations to practice their networking skills and discuss internship and career opportunities.
Our program has attended several networking sessions hosted by local sports teams including the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Rapids, Denver Outlaws, Air Force Athletics Department and many others.
Annual Ski Trip
Each year, our program takes a trip to Breckenridge, Colorado for a ski trip and to hear a presentation from the resort's operations department.