- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
- Sub-Categories: Business, Entrepreneurship
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
You don’t need to be an athlete or performer to have a great career in sports and entertainment. The Smith Sports and Entertainment Business Program (SEBP) is a two-week residential program providing rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders an overview of careers in the sports and entertainment industries.
Students will learn first-hand from career professionals designed to teach topics such as management, law, negotiation, marketing and leadership as it relates to the sports and entertainment industries. Interactive classroom sessions compliment various site visits throughout the Washington Metropolitan area and beyond. The two-week program culminates in a team-based competition at the intersection of sports, entertainment and business by pitching a solution that solves real-life problems in the field.
SEBP students learn about college life, live in a residence hall and develop lifelong relationships with fellow participants, undergraduate student mentors, faculty and staff fostering a strong foundation for their future. Past site visits have included: NFL Headquarters, CBS, Nationals stadium, Hershey Park, Escape Room Live DC, UnderArmour, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
"I really enjoyed my experience at SEBP and the friends that I have met and the knowledge about the industry that I have obtained. The faculty and staff were knowledgeable, outstanding, and supportive of the students. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to meet with some of the most prominent people in the industry, and that we now have the opportunity to connect with them as well. Overall, this was a very fun, interesting, and unique experience of which I am so happy that I could be apart." - Tiffany Oliver
"I really liked this program. Going into this I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was blindly pursuing engineering because that is what my Dad does and I thought that was the only way. This has opened my mind to many different possibilities in the sports industry as well as sell me on Maryland. I definitely want to apply here and it is probably my number one choice. Also, I know what to study because of this program. Most of the speakers were good and helpful and some I feel I need to pursue further." - Elijah Mitchell