Sagar describes the Bachelor Management Internship Program as a tremendous resource for empowering him to create opportunities for himself. He says he is, “actively seeking internship opportunities within the sports industry. From tailoring my resume and cover letters for my desired industry, to leveraging my network, or getting connected on LinkedIn, Management Career Services has been there every step of the way.” Sagar also goes on to say that “The Internship Program has helped me grow as a professional by developing the confidence to be myself within a professional setting. I am able stand in front of well-established industry professionals and confidently engage them in conversations to express my ideas.
When asked about his experience with the Internship Program Sagar said that “Using the skills that I acquired during the Internship Prep Course, I was able to work the room at the 22nd annual John Molson Sports Marketing Conference hosted by Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. I was awarded Best Male Delegate at the conference for displaying my research skills and thorough understanding of the socio-political significance of sport during question and answer periods. I was able to apply what I learned in the classroom into real life by creating engaging dialogue with speakers at the conference”. An experience that stands out to Sagar was the opportunity to question two notable professionals about their personal experiences in his dream industry, which received a round of applause from a crowd of 300 people.
“The best piece of advice that I can pass on to other students was given to me by the Assistant General Manager of the Chicago Cubs, Shiraz Rehman, who was a key note speaker at the conference. “Instead of reaching out to professionals to talk about your passion for their industry and about job opportunities, ask them if they need any help with projects or anything. Show them what you can offer to them and their organization. Don’t ask for opportunities, create them yourself.”
Sagar encourages students to meet with their Management Career Services career recruitment specialist in order to get help and to get involved in areas that are related to their future career path and use the resources that are available to them while they are in school!”
“Opting into the Bachelor of Management Internship Program is definitely the best decision I’ve made thus far in my academic career,” said Sagar, who said he would recommend the Bachelor of Management Internship Program “in a heartbeat”. The opportunity to be able to pursue a career in your dream industry is too good to pass up. Management Career Services will help you every step of the way”!
Apply to the Bachelor of Management Internship Program by Feb. 4 at www.dal.ca/mcs/internship!