Student of the Week: Stephanie Patterson

College attended - Temple University

Hometown - Philadelphia, PA

Favorite sports team(s) - The Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers and Phillies. and
Aztecs now.

Favorite sports movie(s) - WIthout Limits, Any Given Sunday

I chose the SDSU Sports MBA for the:

Southern California location and internship opportunities
Small cohort - i liked the chance to get to know the class and have the
attention of the professors
The variety of guest speakers and accelerated program
What do you hope to achieve while you're a student in this program
(personally and professionally)?
I want to gain valuable experience in venue management and event production. I also want to develop relationships with my classmates who will turn into my future colleagues.
Do you have any background/experience in the sports industry?  If not, any work
experience?
No pro sports industry experience. I do volunteer with Team in Training, an endurance sports fundraising organization for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Prior professional experience in the entertainment (sponsorships sales and activation, box office sales) and real estates industries (accountant)
What area of the sports industry are you attempting to enter,and why?
I want to enter Venue Management because I really enjoy organizing and planning events. Whether it's a hockey game or concert, I want to give the screaming fans the best experience possible.
So far, what is your favorite class, and why?
Statistics is my favorite class so far. It's challenging and I enjoy Dr. Lackritz's sense of humor and his effort to tie in sports references when possible. #InChipWeTrust