Pro sports teams to recruit UT business students Nov. 18

November 18, 2016 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Christine Billau

The University of Toledo and Detroit Red Wings are teaming up for the second year in a row to help UT business students find jobs in the sports management industry.

sports recruit flyerRepresentatives from 14 professional sports teams from across the country will be on campus for the Ticket to Success Sales Workshop Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Student Union Rooms 2582 and 2584.

Undergraduate students in the UT College of Business and Innovation will receive sales training and network with sales managers who are hiring from the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and minor league affiliates.

Students also will interview for jobs with individual teams in the afternoon.

“This is primarily for students interested in marketing and sales positions,” said Craig Turner, UT career recruiter adviser. “The Edward Schmidt School of Professional Sales is widely recognized as one of the top educational sales programs in the nation. We are proud these professional sports organizations are eager to recruit our talented students.”

“We’re always looking for the next sales star in our growing industry,” said Paul Bee, director of ticket sales for the Detroit Red Wings. “The University of Toledo, which is right in our backyard, has a great business school. We want to create an environment to help those students grow.”

Participating teams include the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trailblazers, Washington Nationals, Columbus Crew, Cleveland Browns, Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils.

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