Manhattan Sports Business Academy at STHM Annual Career Fair

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On Wednesday, November 15th, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management held their 26th annual career fair at Mitten Hall.

The fair included industry partners such as Comcast Spectator, Tiffany & Co, Aramark, and many more. One of the programs truly set the tone for opportunity in networking for students.

This program is the Manhattan Sports Business Academy – a summer immersion program designed for college students to take the next steps in their career in the sports industry. The program gives students the opportunity to take on internships, attend development workshops, take office field trips, and make connections.

A participant of this program, Temple senior Will Bubenik – a sports recreation and management major – wanted more for himself in the field of sports.

He says, “So when I was a freshman, I had a few experiences, I had worked for the Sixers, and a nonprofit in sports, but I really wanted to take my career to the next level. So, what I ended up doing, was literally type into Google ‘how to break into the business of sports,’ and an article popped up in Forbes about the Manhattan Business Academy.”

Ryan Schlaepfer, another Temple participant says, “the program exposed me to the different sides of the industry that I wouldn’t normally think of.”

Both Will and Ryan participated in the program their junior year and hope to continue the “pipeline” of Temple students participating in this program.

HootaThon Spreads Awareness for Child Health Day

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On Monday, October 2nd, Temple University’s HootaThon program kicked off the morning by spreading awareness for their annual Child Health Day. Child Health Day promotes health insurance and access to better health care for children.

The day began at 10 AM with tables set up outside the Student Center and members handing out flyers and lollipops. In addition, games, snacks, and crafts were set up at their headquarters in room 200B of the Student Center to incorporate the importance of child life amidst health issues.

The HootaThon program wanted to bring attention to children in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and to all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Executive Director MaryAnn Thackrah says, “We really love spreading the awareness for our movement so that was the choice that HootaThon chose to have as the impact that we’re doing today.”

Director of Communications for HootaThon, Brooke Schisler, expresses the support HootaThon has for the children, stating, “Today is a big cause connection day which is super cool because we just want everyone to know that we’re here to support the kids, and commit for the kids.”

Aside from Child Health Day, HootaThon will continue spreading the importance of child health with activities such as a 12-hour dance marathon occurring later in the school year. HootaThon will also use the hashtag #CommitForTheKidsToday in continuing the spread awareness.