Knowledge, Connections and Spirit
Propel Sport Management Graduate to Success
“Everyone faces obstacles in life," says Alison Adamski '07CPS,
'10MPS. "How you choose to handle them is what makes you different
from the rest."
The St. John's alumna speaks from experience. As an
undergraduate, Alison suffered numerous injuries to her lower back
and shoulder while on St. John’s tennis team. After a few
months of physical therapy, she led her team to victory during the
BIG EAST Championship in 2008.
“Before the matches at the BIG EAST, I had to take pain
medications," she recalls. "After each match, I sat in an ice bath
to get ready for the next day of competition. If you really want
something, you can achieve it if you work hard."
Alison’s motivation and commitment moved her to enroll in
the College of Professional Studies' Sport
Management Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) program.
She also an Administrative Fellow for Compliance at the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference: “Working in the sports industry," she
said, "I see that a lot of high-level positions require
or would prefer a graduate degree in sport management. It
helps you advance in the field."
Alison's undergraduate experience convinced her to attend
graduate school at her alma mater. “I decided to come back because
of the relationships I built with my professors in the sport
management program," she said. "The small classes make it easy to
build personal relationships with your professors, who
are an important resource when you begin your job search.”
Alison has this advice for anyone interested in taking their
sport management education to the next level: “Go for it. The
knowledge and connections you gain through the program
will definitely help you get ahead in your career.”