"Apply Experiences and Advice to Your Journey", Sport Management Instructor Nicholas P. Smith

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Posted: 05-22-2020 10:22


Sports As A Job

"Apply Experiences and Advice to Your Journey", Sport Management Instructor Nicholas P. Smith

Sports As A Job

Release Date: 05-22-2020 10:22

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We are joined by Nicholas P. Smith. He is an Instructor and Internship Coordinator of Sport Management in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education in the Department of Counseling, Recreation, and School Psychology at Florida International University. He received his Master of Arts from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Louisiana State University. Smith also completed his internship at St John's University Athletics in New York, New York. Mr. Smith currently teaches sports management undergraduate courses, both traditional and online. He comes to FIU with over a decade of experience in various management positions with ASM Globals formally SMG / Mercedes Benz Superdome / Smoothie King Center / Champions Square. Along with teaching at FIU, Mr. Smith volunteers with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Sunbelt Conference, Orange Bowl Committee, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, and is on the recruiting volunteer committee for the 2020 Miami Super Bowl Host Committee. Smith has also managed events for Louisiana State University Athletics, Tulane University Athletics, University of New Orleans Athletics, New Orleans Babycakes, and Landmark Event Staffing Services over the years.

 Let’s learn how to “Apply Yourself” with Nicholas Smith!

 Episode Timestamps: 

1:34: Nicholas shares with us his background and 13 years of practical experience. 

7:30: We dive into his 13 years of experience starting with being hired at the famous Superdome. There is a moment that Nicholas does not get the job he originally applies for. 

13:25: Nicholas is now an instructor and internship coordinator. How much does his previous experience play into what he emphasizes to his students? 

15:00: Are you thinking about going back to school or switch majors? Hear about what a great sport management program looks like and the importance of it. 

22:38: What is any trends that Nicholas thinks will be big in the future?


You can follow Nicholas Smith on Twitter @nicksmithMA and on LinkedIn here.

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