Cook School Welcomes High School Students during Annual Sports Business Academy
Last week the John Cook School of Business welcomed 21 high school students to the fourth annual Sports Business Summer Academy. The high school students from around the country had the opportunity to hear from sports business industry leaders and faculty, while also touring St. Louis Rams Park, World Wide Technology Soccer Park – home of the newly founded St. Louis Football Club, and Chaifetz Arena.
This year’s presenters included:
- Joshua Bender, group vice president, ticketing and guest experience at the St. Louis Blues
- Matt Gardner, senior director, promotions & digital strategy at the St. Louis Blues
- Tim Ryan, operations manager of the St. Louis Sports Commission
- John Sartorius, general manager of Billikens Sports Properties
As part of the academy, the students worked on a group project focusing on social media and sports for the St. Louis Blues. Their hard work culminated with a presentation competition on Saturday, where they showcased their plan to the executives from the St. Louis Blues.
High school students to get a glimpse of life on SLU’s campus, as they stay in the residence halls, check out the dining options, visit the Simon Recreation Center, learn more about our academic programs, and meet with faculty and current students.
The Cook School offers three summer academies each year as part of the Summer at SLU program in international business, sports business and entrepreneurship. For additional information on Cook School summer academies visit: business.slu.edu/summer.