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Join the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA)

SMSA hosts many events throughout the year to bring sport management students together with current industry professionals and provide students with the knowledge needed to succeed in the sports industry. By joining, you will receive:

• Invitations to member only events including career fairs, guest lectures, networking events, and group trips to professional sporting events

• A bi-weekly email listing job and internship opportunities in the field

• A membership gift

2015-2016 Officers

Blake Molina

Blake Elliott






               Blake Molina                                                                       Blake Elliott
President                                                                 Executive Vice President

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           Moussa Traore                                                                          Miles Hodson
Vice President of Special Events                                                Vice President of Marketing 

Cyntila Nixon










          Cyntila Nixon                                                                      
Secretary                                                                                Treasurer



                                              Faculty Advisors:

                                                 Wonyoung Kim

                                                    Jeff Noble

                                                    Mike Ross

                                                Mark Vermillion 


            Julianna Ciarleglio
     Communications Coordinator

SMSA Events

 Career Fairs

• The Oklahoma City Thunder Career Fair, which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the NBA Thunder franchise and tickets to an Oklahoma City Thunder regular season game.

• SMSA Annual Career Fair is a chance for students to network with sports professionals and gather information on internships, co-op positions, volunteer opportunities, and full-time employment.

Guest Speakers

• Previous speakers have included Mitch Holthus, the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Missouri Valley Conference, and former Big XII Commissioner Kevin Weiberg.

Mentoring Program

  • The Sport Management Alumni Association (SMAA) and the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) partner on a student-alumni mentoring program.  Interested SMSA members are paired with WSU sport management alumni working in jobs related to the students’ interests.  Mentors and mentees will communicate on several occasions throughout the year regarding job opportunities in the field, resume development and navigating the job market. 

Sporting Events

• Special pricing for group trips to watch Sporting Kansas City, the Wichita Wingnuts, and more.
• An annual barbecue cookout at a Wichita State Baseball game.


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