why should you join our award-winning organization?

Our numbers might clear things up:

  • 94% of our current members have internships or jobs in the sport industry.

  • 50% of those were acquired directly through SMA.

  • 82% said that SMA is helpful in giving all our members opportunities in employment in the sport industry.

  • 50 interviews were earned at the 2016 Baseball Winter Meetings by attending members, a record for SMA.

  • 102 paid members were on our roster in 2016-17, 45% of which were new members.

  • 1 in 3 members attended Mega Events this year, not including 20 more that attended the Baseball Winter Meetings.

  • 11 states travelled to in the past 2 years, our farthest event being over 450 miles away from BGSU.

Just listen to what our members have to say:

Without SMA, I would have missed out on a lot of opportunities that I never knew I could have while still in college, and each one was fun and enlightening!

Going to the MLB Winter Meetings for 2 straight years provided me with a lot of networking and job interview experience. I also have landed a job from one of the Winter Meetings I have attended. I would have not had those opportunities if I was not in SMA.

The connections SMA has are wonderful,


If you want to be a part of the BGSU Sport Management Alliance, please fill out the form below:

Note: Applicants must be full time students at Bowling Green State University. In order to attend trips, all dues must be paid in full.

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executive board position descriptions


Liaison between organization and University (Office of Campus Activities, Sport Management Program, Athletic Department, etc.)

Lead weekly Executive Board meetings

Lead the planning of monthly General meetings – room reservation,

speakers, schedule, execution, etc.

Attend weekly meeting with Faculty Advisor

Work closely with Vice President to ensure goals and duties are being

met by all members.

Assist as needed with general projects/events

Vice President

Coordinate all fundraising and sponsorships efforts by the organization.

Coordinate community events, such as Relay for Life and MLK Day of Service.

Work closely with President to ensure goals and duties are being met by all members.

Lead and direct organization in the absence of the President.


Create and manage the annual budget of organization.

Manage the incoming and outgoing expenses of the organization

Submit deposit and withdrawal requests through the Office of Campus

Activities (OCA)

Assist with creation of budgets for events and travel

Negotiate and evenly distribute funds to all aspects of the organization

Oversee and assist with OCA Special Allocation requests


Serve as the main communicator between Executive Board and General Members.

Communicate news and reminders through email Listserv and text messaging system.

Create PowerPoints used at monthly general meetings.

Coordinate volunteers as needed by Athletic Department and


Take notes at weekly Executive Board meetings.

Must have a level of Journalism/Communications experience.

Travel Coordinator

Coordinate all networking, volunteer, and work experience travel.

Create and manage budgets for each trip including gas, hotel and registration expenses.

Actively seek opportunities for new travel destinations.

Work with Office of Campus Activities to ensure travel is approved

and all members are eligible to attend.

Assistant Travel Coordinator

Take the lead on at least one travel destination.

Assist the Travel Coordinator as needed.

Director of Member Experience

New for the 2018-19 Board

Responsible for all on-campus social events.

Plan monthly social events to promote a social environment amongst

members of the organization.

Coordinate the social activity of each general meeting.

Responsible for keeping track of member data and survey results.

Lead and mentor a committee of 8-10 students.

Director of Professional Development

Recruit and plan for the annual Sport Management Expo at BGSU and

Regional Business of Sport Conference.

Create and plan professional development workshops to educate

students on resume building, dressing for the workplace and


Lead and mentor a committee of 4-6 students.

Director of Events

Recruit and plan for the annual Women’s Leadership in Sports Forum.

Coordinate 5K Costume Run.

Coordinate events such as basketball, football and soccer tournaments.

Assist Director of Member Experience as needed.

Lead and mentor a committee of 8-10 students.

Director of Marketing

Maintain all marketing of the organization through social media.

Create graphics and flyers to promote events and trips.

Create bi-weekly ICYMI newsletter

Maintain and update organizations website.

Lead and mentor a committee of 4-6 students.

Must have knowledge of Graphic Design/Adobe Suite