During summer 2018, Fisher Sport Management students Derek Raux ’19 and Garrett Steiger ’18 gained experience in the sport industry, thanks in part to the newly launched Student Experiential Learning Fund.
Created through the generous support of program alumni, faculty, and industry partners, the Sport Management Department established the Student Experiential Learning Fund in 2018 to provide select students with financial support for travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred during developmental opportunities.
As the inaugural recipients of the fund, Raux and Steiger traveled beyond New York’s borders to spend the summer with professional sports organizations. Raux worked for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky while Steiger served as an intern at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“With the new fund, students can engage in study abroad programs, attend professional conferences, or participate in other activities that enhance their professional profiles."
- Dr. Todd Harrison, associate professor and department chair