PDP 2022

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUMMIT

The LASEC Professional Development Program (PDP) Summit helps prepare students for a successful career in the sport industry. Accepted students will start to cultivate the critical job training and communication skills needed to get hired and thrive in this highly competitive business. The PDP Summit is free for accepted students.

PDP Summit includes:

      • Professional development training – Guidance from industry leaders on your resume, interview skills, and presentation ability. Students will craft a professional business plan to position themselves for the right job in sports.
      • Sports business executive panels – Discussions with executives from across the Los Angeles sports landscape to learn about the various career paths available in the industry such as marketing/communications/PR, event/venue management, operations, sponsorship/ticket sales, and more.
      • Formal mentorship program – Connection with an assigned mentor from a sports organization in Los Angeles for six months.

COST 

Free for accepted students. Students will be responsible for their own transportation and parking.

PROCESS  

Acceptance into the LASEC PDP Summit is highly competitive. If chosen, finalists will be interviewed over Zoom.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

      • Undergraduate or current graduate students in a college/university with course work completed towards a degree in related fields (sports focus preferred but not required)
      • Available to attend all Summit days in-person
      • Interest in working in the sport industry in Los Angeles
      • Strong preference given to students from Los Angeles or those who currently attend Los Angeles-area colleges/universities

The application window for 2024 has closed.

•	Chukwuma Obiora

KALI GARIBAY

University of Southern California, Class of 2023 | Game Night Staff for the Community Relations Department at the LA Clippers

“LASEC PDP Summit was an invaluable experience that has completely altered my career trajectory in the best way possible. It provided me with a platform to develop my personal skills and to meet and learn from not only industry experts and leaders, but also fellow aspiring sports professionals. At the end of this summit, I have felt more confident in my abilities and have gained a deeper understanding of the increasingly dynamic sports industry.”

CHRIS BANALES

California Lutheran University, Class of 2024

“This program was a huge first stepping stone for me, from getting to hear from professionals in the sports industry to meeting students from all over the country who are just as eager and motivated as me to break into the sports world. One thing that a few of the speakers said throughout the week was this industry isn’t as big as we think it is, so you never know who someone you meet might know. For all 28 of us, we never know when we’ll cross paths again, so being able to make this initial connection and have that bond could play a big role in one of us getting an opportunity that we wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

•	Delaney Niermann