Sport Management Student AssociationOKC Career Fair

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

To join SMSA please return the registration form with your $20 annual membership fee to Heskett Center Room 109.

2016-2017 Officers


Blake Elliott

          Blake Eliott, President





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Vice President of Special Events                                                Vice President of Marketing 




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             Secretary                                                                                 Treasurer





Faculty Advisors:

                    Wonyoung Kim

               Jeff Noble

                                                    Mike Ross

                                          Mark Vermillion 


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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