Carthage scores big with first sports management conference
More than 270 people took part in Carthage’s first Spotlight on Sports conference on Sept. 13, gaining rare access to industry leaders and valuable guidance for careers in sports management.
Attendees included high school and college students, their families, and working professionals. The free, daylong conference featured four topical panel discussions and a candid Q&A with longtime NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Carter Rockhill, director of Carthage’s graduate business program. “We’re extremely grateful to Commissioner Bettman and everyone on the star-studded panels for sharing their brilliant insights. They make ours an elite program.”“This conference showcased the unique opportunities and resources that our students have to learn about the sports industry,” said Professor
The breakout panels covered timely topics like streaming rights, NIL guidelines, and women’s leadership in sports. Among the panelists were Carthage alumni, faculty, coaches, administrators, and several active members of the Sports Management Advisory Council.
Carthage offers a master’s degree track in sports management and a new undergraduate minor in sport business, cultivating universal skills like disruptive innovation and cross-functional teamwork. This past summer, the College also held its first weeklong sports management camp.