The ability to score a goal or dunk a basketball are not necessary skills for students of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who want to land a tenure with the Saints or Pelicans in New Orleans.
The city’s professional football and basketball franchises are looking for students from a range of majors interested in pursuing careers in sports, tourism and entertainment.
The concessions will select six students who have applied for the eight-week New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Mentoring Program. Each student will collaborate with a member of the organization’s faculty who has expertise aligned with the student’s career interests and goals.
Mentors will participate in marketing case studies and meet virtual with mentors weekly, receiving career advice and networking tips. They will also have the chance to visit in person when they travel to the Saints and Pelicans facilities in New Orleans.
Students enrolled in any of 18 undergraduate programs with at least 60 credits and a 3.0 or higher GPA may apply; Students enrolled in five graduate programs are also eligible. Application deadline [u12097671.ct.sendgrid.net] It is Friday January 21st.
The Saints and Swans Extension Program is part of a larger collaboration that has begun since then UL Lafayette has become an official higher education partner of both teams [u12097671.ct.sendgrid.net] In 2019. The three-year partnership provides university students with scholarships and networking opportunities.
The students selected for this semester’s mentorship program will be the third group of participants. College students selected for the program in 2021 are Brooks Debord, Conor Louvier, Joshua Morrow, Madeleine Meyer, Sean Price and Shaquila Smith.
Mayer, who specializes in economics, said the program gave her “an understanding of all the moving pieces and critical personnel that go into a professional sports organization.”
“Even if you work in the marketing department, you also work closely with the sales department, communications department, etc. I really enjoyed learning about my mentors and networking with other Saints and Pelicans. However, the highlight of the program was participating in a case study on Marketing activation.
Price, who specializes in management, said he “was able to establish an instant relationship with my mentor.”
“We had a great relationship, and we were very comfortable talking to each other. It taught me a lot about the corporate partnership aspect of sports. I started this mentorship with the hope of learning about different aspects of the sports industry, and I walked away knowing a lot more than I ever imagined.” ‘ said Bryce.
Learn more about the Saints and Pelicans Mentorship Program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, at Professional Services Office [u12097671.ct.sendgrid.net] website.