What People are Saying about the Sport Management Program

Read testimonials from industry professionals, alumni, and students in the B.A. in Sport Management degree program at Lewis University

Advisory Board Members and Internship Site Supervisors

“Lewis interns are top-of-the-line. They are great young people anxious to learn and work . . . Whatever Lewis is doing works and the new touches keep the sport management program fresh.”
Rick Harrigan
Senior Associate Athletic Director
University of Illinois at Chicago

“The sport management program at Lewis is one of the best programs in the country.”
Patrick Cogan
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Chicago Area Runners’ Association

“Our intern was so good that we hired her after graduation. She came with multiple skills and skill sets. There was not a job assignment that she didn’t complete flawlessly.”

“I looked through the Lewis course catalog and was captivated by the extent of offerings.”
Sandy Abbinati
Commissioner/CEO
Great Lakes Region of USA Volleyball

“I have had a couple of interns from Lewis who had a good work ethic and they really stood out.”
Heather Mills
Assistant General Manager
Joliet Slammers Baseball Team

“Lewis is placing an emphasis on the real-world experiences to prepare students to work in sports . . . Lewis’ interns have been solid contributors to the Sky.”
David Nelson
Senior Account Executive
Chicago Sky of the WNBA

“I have enjoyed my time with Lewis students and I look forward to helping those starting out in the profession. My early experience in Sports Management was critical to my successful career path and hopefully my experience can benefit others.”
Jim Bare
Senior Executive Director of Ticket Operations
United Center/Chicago Blackhawks

Lewis University BA Sport Management Program Alumni

“The faculty was well-versed in subject matter and content. They allowed for open communication and questions and always had an open-door policy.”

“I like to think my work ethic started to shape during my internship where I wasn’t working for a paycheck. I was working to learn, network, and take pride in what I was doing.”
Carissa Castonzo
Assistant Product Development Manager
Owned Brands at Walgreens
Interned with the Schaumburg Flyers Baseball Team

“The curriculum was very diverse and relevant to the work environment that I have experienced in my current career . . . I was very blessed to work for a summer as a guest services intern for the Houston Astros. My day-to-day tasks include scheduling staff for events, preparing for game days, meeting with different departments and staff, etc.”
Matt Fox
General Manager
Foxmark Corporation
Interned with the Houston Astros Major League Baseball Team

“The faculty within the Sport Management Department is one-of-a-kind. They are a very knowledgeable group of mentors with great experiences and connections . . . Lewis University gave me the best four years of my life. From the friends and experiences with all the different classes, I wish it never had to end.”
Tyler Jankowski
Sales Agent at Vivid Seats
Interned with the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Team

Current Students in the BA Sport Management Program at Lewis University

“The Sport Management networking event is an excellent way to meet people working in the field . . . Class sizes are perfect for me as they are small. The instructors know you by name and not by number. It was perfect for me.”
Capel Henshaw
Junior
Interning with Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome

“The curriculum is great . . . faculty members are hard-working and caring. Guest speakers related life experiences and taught valuable lessons.”
Meghan Hurley
Sophomore

“In May of 2015, I was fortunate to work the NBA Combine at Quest Multisport in Chicago because of the connections made through my professors. It was a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with the basketball operations side of the NBA. I worked with employees of the NBA, the NBA Development League and ESPN.”
Phillip Leibham
Sophomore

“In the Spring of 2015, I took a sport management course concerning facilitating change. Throughout the semester we designed a presentation for the Celebration of Scholarship at Lewis. The even allowed us to present our ideas about change to a group of people and was judged by members of the university. This class not only opened my mind to the process of change, it also improved my teamwork and presentation skills.”
Dan Musilek
Graduating
Interned with the Joliet Slammers Baseball Team

“I am very happy I chose Lewis University and this program . . . From assignments to group projects, I’ve had a great experience at Lewis.”
McKenna Ryan
Graduating
Interned with the Chicago Fire Professional Soccer Team

“The sport management department sets up great opportunities to meet people who are successful in the sports industry . . . The guest speakers are very knowledgeable and experienced people of the real world. They always give great advice and really engage the students.”
Danny Sikkenga
Sophomore

“I got to meet with people who are ‘living their dream’ of working in professional sports as well as pick their brains about how they got there.”
Aaron Wilson
Graduating
Interning with the Mistwood Golf Course