Institute for Sport Business hosts first Careers Symposium

The Institute for Sport Business welcomed students, industry partners and alumni onto campus last week for the first Institute for Sport Business Careers Symposium.

The Symposium was developed by the Institute for Sport Business to give students and alumni the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and to expand their knowledge and networks.

The event began with a welcome from GlobalSportsJobs and Professor James Skinner, Director of the Institute for Sport Business. High-achieving alumni from the Institute, Sid Kohli and Lauren Estwick followed with presentations about their career and successes to date.

The event then divided into three tracks: Innovation in Sport, Sport Marketing, and Sport Analytics and Technology. The Symposium welcomed the likes of Lyndsey Eckhouse, Commercial Director for G2 Esports, Chris Pollard, Head of Innovation for the Lawn Tennis Association, and Shane Campbell, Head of Commercial Development for BT Sport among many others.

The Symposium concluded with an informal networking opportunity with students, academics, alumni and employers.

Dr Emily Hayday, Lecturer for the Institute for Sport Business and organiser of the event said:

We organised the Symposium to ensure that our students had exposure to our amazing industry partners, to give them not only insights into current trends in the industry, but also encourage them to think about their future steps after leaving Loughborough University London.”

Charlie Heyworth, a recent Sport Business and Leadership graduate said:

The Symposium was a great opportunity provided by the Institute for Sport Business to allow their students and alumni to network and find out about the new developments in the sport business sector."

Emily Royer, a current Sport Business and Innovation student said:

The Symposium has been a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the industry and to network with a view to learn more about how to get involved and how to advance our careers."

The Institute for Sport Business would like to thank GlobalSportsJobs for powering the Symposium.