The Tulane Sports Law Society hosted four excellent professionals this semester as part of its ongoing Speaker Series. The Speaker Series is designed to introduce students to professionals working in the sports industry and to provide the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day workings of the industry. In addition, students learn about the variety and breadth of different careers and career-paths available to them upon graduation.
This semester, the society hosted Dell Demps, general manager of the New Orleans Hornets; Ari Nissim, Director of Football Administration for the New York Jets; Tandy O'Donoghue, Vice President of World Wrestling Entertainment; and Darren Heitner, Founder/CEO of Dynasty Athlete Representation.
Each of the speakers provided candid accounts of the paths they took to be where they are today and generously answered a wide of array of questions. But perhaps most importantly the speakers provided valuable career advice to the students. The speakers stressed the importance of networking and having a willingness to do anything and go anywhere. Additionally, students were advised to decide why they want to work in sports and attempt to specialize in that area. Lastly, the speakers made it clear that even though it will take a bit of luck to land a dream job, luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
We would like to thank each of the speakers for taking time out of their busy schedules to provide their insights into the sports industry and give invaluable career advice.
If you would like to be a part of the Speaker Series, please contact Sports Law Society President Nicholas Sabella (firstname.lastname@example.org).