Upcoming Events

Date:
Oct 04, 2017 - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):

Laurajean (Lj) Holmgren, Interim Program Director, Master of Science in Sports Management program
Tom Schrank, Program Advisor
Brad Tuyay, Alumni, 2017

Past Events

Date:
Aug 01, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)
Room:
Skyline Room
Speaker(s):
Vince Gennaro, Director, Master of Science in Sports Management Program at Columbia University Jörg Wacker, Executive Board Member for Internationalization and Strategy Rudolf Vidal, Managing Director, FC Bayern Munich LLC
Date:
Jun 16, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Vince Gennaro, Director, Master of Science in Sports Management Program at Columbia University
Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Nov 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m.

The 7th Ivy Sports Symposium is sponsored and hosted by the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management. The Ivy Sports Symposium is one of the global sports industry's premier conferences. The Symposium provides a forum for interaction and debate between college students and professionals, and enables the industry's leaders and most successful executives to share invaluable knowledge with their peers and potential successors.