Southern New Hampshire University’s Sport Management program has gained industry credibility for producing smart, young and talented individuals. SNHU’s relationship with the Manchester Monarchs has enabled its students, specifically Sport Management majors, to achieve success both in and out of the classroom. Through the experience gained by working with the Monarchs, SNHU students are able to build tangible skills that promote their professional development.
The skills acquired by SNHU Sport Management students translate well into internships and professional positions. Nick Bartlett, a SNHU senior who recently finished his second season with the Monarchs, feels that his time with the team provided invaluable insight into how professional sports teams operate.
“My time with the Monarchs has allowed me to make real life connections with some topics covered in class and my text books, so it has helped me understand the curriculum better because I have experienced it firsthand,” explained Bartlett. “Overall, it has been great to work for the Monarchs and it has taught me a lot about the sports industry and how teams operate.”
SNHU Sport Management students build upon the skills they learn in the classroom through the part-time and internship opportunities presented by the Monarchs.
“SNHU academics have helped me in many ways when it comes to working at the Monarchs,” acknowledged Bartlett. “The classes that I have taken at SNHU have all helped me understand the sport business a lot better and they have also helped me be more successful in the Monarchs organization.”
Through their partnership with the Monarchs, SNHU is able to give students insight into the professional sports industry before they graduate. SNHU junior Alex LaCroix believes that the experience he has gained by working for the Monarchs has given him the skills needed to succeed moving forward in his career.
“I have learned more about the inner working of an organization and what to expect going into a sports organization in the future,” said LaCroix. “It has given me some valuable experience and I have learned more about what goes on within an organization.”
SNHU continues to be an outstanding resource for part-time employees and interns.
“When staffing students from SNHU, I always know what to expect,” said Monarchs Merchandise Manager Amanda Sobel. “SNHU students are dependable, intelligent and great with customers. The students are willing to come in early and leave late without complaining and it is a welcomed partnership the Monarchs share with SNHU.”