Gain A Competitive Edge

These days, there are a lot of opportunities to get into sports. And with so many sport master’s programs out there, it’s more important than ever to choose a good one. Pat Mathews has some advice. Look for a program with a college or professional network, a program with a strong alumni base that will connect you with internships and leads for professional jobs. Mathews chose Canisius, and he says, “If it weren’t for Canisius, I wouldn’t be where I am at right now.”

Today, Mathews work for The Buffalo Bills as senior manager of customer relations. He and the four account representatives under him handle any and every issue that comes up for season ticket holders. And, he says, everything he learned at Canisius, from professional sports to facilities management, applies to his daily work. At the Bills alone, 17 Canisius MSA alumni work in careers ranging from coordinator to vice president. And around the country, 200 or so MSA alumni are working for major sports teams and colleges.

Mathews has a unique relationship with the program. He’s an alumnus and an adjunct professor. In Mathews’ class, you’ll gain experiences that will differentiate your resume, and give you a vivid picture of what it means to work in sports. You’ll know for sure whether you want a career in professional or collegiate sports. And and if you don’t, you’ll graduate prepared with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary in many sport-related fields.