In the fall semester of 2020, the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) launched its Sport Management Program, led by Dr. Karen Boleska, Assistant Teaching Professor and the university’s first-ever Director of Sport Management.
Dr. Boleska brought a game-changing perspective for how to best prepare students for their future careers. While teaching in higher education, Dr. Boleska noticed a gap in the classroom and internships within the sports industry – students weren’t taught the soft skills needed to stand out from the competition in their job searches.
To bridge the gap, Dr. Boleska built UMSL’s Sport Management Program around WorkInSports’ Sports Career Game Plan, a comprehensive online course designed to equip students with the strategies and tactics needed to stand out for sports industry jobs.
The Sports Career Game Plan from WorkInSports – the 57th industry-focused talent community in the iHire family of brands – has helped 74% of Dr. Boleska’s students land sports internships while laying the foundation for UMSL's Sport Management program to evolve and grow.
To learn more about how Dr. Boleska and UMSL are equipping the next generation of sports industry professionals with the skills they need to succeed, access the full case study.