By: Sean Montgomery, Living Sport Dublin 2019 Alumni & Student at DePaul University
Having a part-time job while in school is a convenient way to maximize your time by gaining real- world experience as well as keep your wallet happy. For students pursuing a career in sports, working game days is not only a great way to get your foot in the door, but it is also an excellent supplement to what you learn in the classroom. Writing papers, passing exams, and working on group projects are all important elements of a college education, but hands-on work experience in the industry is invaluable.
Working as a part-time associate on game days is also a great way to prove that you are motivated about your career path and that you are willing to start at the bottom. In my experience working for the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and White Sox, I have learned and grown both personally and professionally. Here are a few ways that you too can benefit from working game days for a sports organization while being a full-time student.