Philly Loud, Philly Proud

With #SMBA17 going into the last month together in the classroom, Tez found a new home with one of the biggest Eagles and Phillies fans on the planet: Andrew Sklar. Andrew is a Pennsylvania native and a former Division One football player from Bentley University. After college, Andrew worked in Finance in his second favorite city, Boston, until being accepted into the SMBA 2017 cohort.

 Andrew was one of the first members of the cohort to secure a paid internship in Compliance for the Athletic Department at the University of California, San Diego, which he will continue through the end of the SMBA program in June. With his goal of becoming an Athletic Director in mind, Andrew believes compliance is a great place to start his career in Intercollegiate Athletics.

 If Andrew is at least half as passionate for his career in Intercollegiate Athletics as he is for the Eagles or Phillies, we all know he will be extremely successful. Congratulations, Andrew!

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Hometown: Warminster, PA

Undergraduate Degree:Economics-Finance from Bentley University with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

Age: 25

Favorites Sports Teams: Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers

Favorite Sport(s) to Play: Football & Basketball.

Favorite Sports Movie: Sandlot, Friday Night Lights & Rocky

What made you choose SDSU’s Sports MBA program?

I chose SDSUs MBA program because I saw it as an opportunity to pursue a career path in intercollegiate athletics, a field I am truly passionate about.

What has been your most memorable experience so far in the SMBA program?

The DR trip was an amazing experience. It helped the class to grow closer as well as provided an unparalleled learning experience in regards to international sports.

What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program personally?

To soak up as much knowledge as I can, and continue to prepare myself for the next step in my career.

So far, what is your favorite class, and why?

The UA case study class. Shana was a great teacher and kept the class interactive and interesting.

What do you hope to achieve once you graduate?

I hope to begin a career in student-athlete development. Through this I hope to plan, create, develop and implement initiatives to better serve an often forgotten element of the student-athlete experience.