Sports Management Personal Statement

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During the beginning of this essay of intent for Graduate School admission there at Wingate University-Charlotte, I will have to first state that it was at South Aiken High School where my passion for assisting in the area of basketball began. As a student at South Aiken High School, I became the women’s basketball manager where I managed the team for four years. In those four years of managing the women’s basketball team I assisted the players by having their uniforms clean, filling water bottles, and keeping score during scrimmages and home games. Furthermore, in 2013, I had the honor and privilege of volunteering with the Winthrop University men’s baseball team. During my time with baseball team I assisted in organizing, keeping uniforms…show more content…
When the season ended, I would restock player’s uniforms to place back in their cubbies and properly clean baseball equipment such as bats and hats to prepare for the next season. My career aspiration in the field of Sports Management is to become an athletic equipment manager on a common level and ultimately a National Basketball Association (NBA) equipment manager.

Moreover, the Master of Arts degree in Sports Management will play a major role in these plans by allowing for various networking and possible internship opportunities in the area of athletic equipment management. While looking over the curriculum of the Sport Management degree program, I see a plethora of classes that will assist and play a key role in these plans and they are: Financial Aspect of Sports, Organization and Administration of Sport.
With that, I believe that the Financial Aspect of Sport class will teach and give me the tools that I need to properly handle the team’s finances through budget management and the like. As for the Organization and Administration of Sport class, I believe this will teach and give me the tools that I will need to have in regards to how a team organization is ran and to see and learn the behind the scenes tasks of the administration aspect of a sports
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