Sports Marketing… What kind of major is that?

When I am asked what my major is at Saint Joseph’s University, I often receive quizzical looks when I provide the response, Sports Marketing . Many times I get asked why Sports Marketing? Many do not understand the premise behind the major of Sports Marketing. Many times I hear from family and friends “Sports Management?” No, it is not Sports Management it is Sports Marketing. Sports Management as a major, prepares you for a variety of careers, primarily in the area of administration, facility, organization and event management. Where, Sports Marketing is a major in its own right, it is a subset of the much broader field of business and marketing.

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The School Year is Over… What’s Next?

So the school year is officially over, finals are done, and the class of 2015 has graduated. This now means it is time for summer fun. As students we use this time to relax and forget the stresses of the past school year. Taking the next few months to enjoy time with family and friends. But, now that the school year is over students must start thinking towards their future and the upcoming year. We must start thinking how we can improve ourselves not just academically but also personally. Whether you just finished your freshman year or you are going to be a senior,

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“School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.”

– Alice Cooper, ‘School’s Out’

After finishing final exams and moving out of dorms, apartments, and houses, we have finally been graced with the presence of the hallowed summer vacation.

My first week of break has been almost strictly unwinding, as I just restarted working at my summer job yesterday. My sleep schedule has already been turned upside-down; four in the morning feels a lot more like four in the afternoon than it ever should, thanks to sleeping in late and drinking coffee at midnight (genius idea, I know.) My childhood room is just as I left it so many months ago: record player and stack of albums in one corner,

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Coffee & College

Before college, you may think that coffee is disgusting. You may barely be able to stand the smell.  However, once the rigor of college begins, coffee will be a necessity and become your sixth food group. Maybe the only way for a college student that is disgusted by coffee to survive is to wean into drinking it by adding a bunch of sugar and cream to it.  Before you know it you will be drinking it straight black.

It is a known fact that college students drink coffee. This is why there is a Starbucks conveniently located on Hawk Hill.

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Fun Trips for College Students

When it comes to taking a trip with friends it can be very difficult to coordinate everybody. When the summer comes around all you honestly want to do is get away. You want to go on that trip to beach, amusement park, or resort. Below I have listed some interesting and fun trips that you can take as college students with your friends.

Miami

Who wouldn’t’t want to go to the warm sunny beaches of Miami? If you are a college student this should be on the list of places to go. Miami is one of the hottest tourist destinations for college students in America.

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Second is the Best

If you would have asked me in April of 2014 where I was going to go to college, I would have told you I was going to La Salle University. I would have told you I was going to major in journalism with a minor in the fine arts and live in the honors house in the middle of campus. I even wrote La Salle University under the “Where we’re going” list of colleges on the whiteboard in Mr. Rubino’s class. It was basically official.

I think I always knew it wouldn’t work out. When I gathered my sisters and parents to tell them I decided to go to La Salle,

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Chances and Opportunities…

When you get to college, you are constantly told to get involved and be active. Many students do not understand the importance of this advice. Not only do you make friends for life, you may also get some unbelievable opportunities. I am a part of two clubs at Saint Joseph’s University: Radio 1851 and the Sports Marketing Club. Through these clubs I have been provided with not only great experiences, but also unbelievable trips that I will never forget.

Most recently I traveled with the Sports Marketing Club, as well as with Dr. Lord and Professor Tryce,

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“Just my dog and I…”

– The Bee Gees, ‘Edge of the Universe’

Finals week is upon us, which means stress levels are heightening by the minute and relaxation time is vital to mental survival.

I can’t think of a much better way to relieve tension than participating in the Paws for a Study Break program at St. Joe’s. The wittily-titled event brings local therapy dogs to the Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons for a few hours on reading day, which is the day before final exams begin. Students sign in and are then allowed to pet, play with, or even just fawn over adorable,

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The Economy of Friends

If I have learned anything at college and through internships it is that personal relationships run the world.

Building social connections, not only through current friends but also future coworkers and employers, is an important objective for anyone. Not only do strong connections boost productivity and happiness in the workspace but they also allow greater opportunities to open up for you in the future.

Now, I am not saying that you should just make a bunch of friends or connections without sentimental value or genuine feeling. Make real friends. 

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Summertime Sadness

Finals. Projects. Presentations. Essays. Desperately trying to raise grades. Graduation. Living with your parents again.
All of those things are what Lana del Rey was referencing when she sang about Summertime Sadness, right?

 

The end of a semester is bittersweet in college. The conclusion of fall semester is bitterly cold but also enriched with the sweetness of Christmas and a month break from school. As spring semester comes to a close, students are teased by warm weather one day and hail the next. But the idea that a summer of warm nights, beach trips,

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