Bringing the Outside World into the Classroom: Practicum Experience in Sports Management

By Monique Maye.

Published by The Sport Collection

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In today’s competitive workplace, with high unemployment, people with competent skills are all vying for the same jobs. What makes some successful and other successful? It has always been true that it is often who you know rather than what you have to offer or the types of real world experiences that you have that makes the difference. In today’s world, it is essential that graduating students have the opportunity to network and make connections that will prove to give them the edge they need to kick off their careers. They also need multiple first hand experiences in the work place. Summer or semester long internships are very important, but today they are not enough. Students need workplace experiences within, and as part of, their regular classes. Because of its relevance in education, I have made experiential opportunities available to sports management students to motivate them and make their ideas and aspirations come alive.

Keywords: Networking, Theory in Practice, Real World Experience

The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.19-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 244.478KB).

Prof. Monique Maye

Assistant Professor, Art Entertainment Media Management , Sports Management, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Monique Maye is a native of New York City, where she attended Brooklyn College and earned a degree in political science. She has a Master’s degree in sports management and a law degree from Massachusetts School of Law. Following law school, she established Maye and Associates Sports Management, representing a host of male and female basketball players transitioning from college to international professional sports. Over the years, her firm has represented NBA, WNBA, and European athletes. Presently, she is a partner at Barnes and Maye Marketing, LLC. She continues to represent athletes, and has added to her practice an entertainment division consisting of clients in the music and film industries. With her devotion for developing talent, Ms. Maye dedicates time to students at Columbia College Chicago where she coordinates the Sports Management program.