Student of the Week: Alex West

Alex West – a University of Notre Dame Alum – was named Student of the Week for the second time this year for his efforts working with program director Scott Minto in the San Diego State Sports MBA office over the last few weeks. As the year wraps up, Alex reflects on one of his favorite projects this year, the San Diego State Sports MBA Podcast.


Alex West (left) was named Student of the Week after his assistance in the Sports MBA office.
Alex West (left) was named Student of the Week after his assistance in the Sports MBA office.

The in classroom portion of the San Diego State Sports MBA program is wrapping up in just a few short week. As I’ve reflected on my time here, there have been many great projects I have been involved with. Each of them presented their own unique challenges as well as perks for the time and effort put in. One of my favorite tasks that I have worked on this year has been producing, editing, and hosting the San Diego State Sports MBA podcast. Prior to coming to San Diego State, I created video content, but I was never able to get on camera in those pieces. I had interviewed countless student athletes, coaches, and other athletic department personnel, so I was comfortable sitting down and talking to people within the sports industry. This made it a natural fit for me to work on the Sports MBA Podcast this year.

The podcast has given me many great opportunities. It gave me a chance to get to know more of the outstanding alumni from the Sports MBA program. In addition, I found that I was able to hone my communication and interview skills which has been convenient for job interviews and other interactions with professionals in the sports world.

I could write about all the fantastic people I was able to talk to this year, but the best way to experience the podcast is take the time and listen to them. If you haven’t already, I encourage you check out all of our recorded podcasts from this year and previous years. Please enjoy!

Be sure to subscribe to the Sports MBA pod on iTunes.


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