The LASEC Professional Development Program (PDP) is designed to prepare college juniors, seniors and graduate students for a successful career in the sports and entertainment industries.  Students gain a competitive advantage as they develop the critical job training and communication skills needed to get hired and thrive in these highly-competitive industries.  The program also includes direct access to a network of sports leaders through a formal mentorship program, interactive industry-specific discussions either virtually or at headquarters/offices, as well as hands-on event experience.  LASEC has a proud history of developing students for careers at the top sports organizations nationwide.

Program Includes:

  • Professional Development Training – Assistance with resume writing, interview skills; feedback from a Human Relations (HR) leader and other experts on interview and presentation skills; assistance in building a business plan to help position the student for a job after graduation
  • Event Experience – Opportunity to work on a major event (MLB All-Star, MLS All-Star, NFL All-Access and/or LASEC Golf Classic) *pending resumption of major gatherings
  • Professional Development Days – Meetings with several sports executives to learn about the different types of jobs that are available in the sports business (PR/Marketing/Communications, Event/Venue Management, Operations, etc.)
  • Mentor Program – Program participants will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program.  Mentors will represent various sports industry professionals from the Los Angeles area.

Applications for the summer Professional Development Program are accepted February 24 – March 31. Please contact Christopher Hicks for more information.