18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille's sport management program continues to make invaluable connections for students in the collegiate sports industry, as demonstrated by the success of alumni of the NCAA’s Division III Internship Program. This program offers one-year internships at its national office and provides on-the-job learning for college graduates interested in pursuing careers in intercollegiate administration. Three sport management graduates – Megan Valentine ’04, Mary Helak ’05 and Shannon O’Brien ’08 – have found administrative jobs within DIII athletic programs; each participated in the NCAA DIII internship program.
Valentine works as the assistant director of athletics at the State University of New York at Fredonia; O’Brien joined the President’s Athletic Conference as associate director in 2010; and Helak is the assistant director of athletics at Franklin College in Indiana. All gained hands-on experience in Medaille’s athletics office and by working with Laura Edholm ’07 MOL, associate athletic director at Medaille.
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.