New York Internships A Plus for Sport
“Knowing the game and its rules is not enough,” explains Anthony
Missere, Associate Professor and Director of the College of
Professional Studies Sport
“Those who wish to work in the field of Sport Management require
specialized knowledge and experience in areas such as game
operations, public and media relations, marketing, accounting and
other business practices,” he adds.
Enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate sport management
programs has more than doubled since Prof. Missere became Program
Director 10 years ago. A former college hoopster and coach at Pratt
Institute, where in 1977 he was named “Coach of the Year” by the
Metropolitan Sportswriters Association, he also played professional
basketball in Italy.
One of the best things about attending St. John's, says Prof.
Missere, is studying in New York City. With a wide
variety of sport-related organizations and facilities, students
gain field experience through internships.
"Our students are interning at all the professional sports teams
with headquarters in New York," he says. "The Jets, Mets, Yankees.
They're also gaining experience at organizations like Madison
Square Garden and FOX.”
With the sport industry's explosion overseas, Prof. Missere
believes the next logical step is for students to take their sport
management education abroad. "We knew that sports
was becoming more of a global business, so we
expanded our program to incorporate an international
The department’s Master's of Professional Studies in Sport
Management offers an option in
International Dimensions, preparing students for a variety of
careers in international sport management.