Develop skill and confidence in public presentation environments, from running meetings to presenting at conferences.
School of Communication & The Arts
Sports Communication for Success in the Field
Center for Sports Communication
Marist’s Center for Sports Communication is a global leader in the study of and practice in sports communication, helping to prepare an enlightened and engaged group of future leaders in one of society’s most far-reaching disciplines. The Center has achieved national and international recognition for the unique educational experiences it provides to undergraduates. You'll have the opportunity to work on industry-standard sports shows, participate in sports research, and learn from titans in the Sports Communication industry.
The Center for Sports Communication recruits leaders in the Sports Communication industry for residencies at Marist College. Most recently, 15-year ESPN veteran Michael Smith taught an upper-classmen called "The Interview," focusing on in-depth interviewing techniques.
Through the Center for Sports Communication, you'll have the opportunity to embark on exciting and informative trips to premier locations in the Sports Communication industry. Recently, a group of Sports Communication students were given an all-access tour of ESPN Studios by "Around the Horn" host Tony Reali.
News, Events, and Speakers
The Center for Sports Communication provides cutting-edge opportunities for students to learn first-hand from industry experts. Meet with top-tier journalists and reporters, conduct sports research with the Marist Poll, attend exclusive events, and discuss important industry topics like race and gender in sports.
Develop The Skills Needed To Succeed
You will be able to produce stories for all forms of media, including but not limited to print, digital, visual, and audio production.
Develop your reporting, writing, and editing skills.
Learn to do informed research in order to produce knowledgeable stories.
Through interactions with various sports industry professionals, you'll be able to facilitate relationships and build a personal network.
Develop a multifaceted and diverse approach to sports communication through examining areas such as social media, public relations, organizational communication and interpersonal communication.
Whether I need help with a daily classroom assignment or have a question about a paper or exam, the professors are very open to meeting and helping their students. They make it very easy to reach out to them, and they are extremely responsive and open to working with all students.
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My experiences here and interning for the New York Jets have been life-changing. There’s no question in my mind. After graduation, I want to stick with photography and sports.
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Being involved in Center Field, and the mentorship I received from the upperclassmen there, just took my writing to the next level.
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I got an email inviting me to come to one of the Center for Sports Communication’s Speaker Series events. What stood out to me the most was how well spoken and interested the students were that asked questions. I wanted to be one of them.
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Thanks to Marist, I landed the internship opportunity of a lifetime with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. I worked on and presented a three-year, multistage plan based on bringing e-sports—an untapped demographic—to the stadium. It was a great experience.
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There were many reasons why I chose Marist – the beautiful campus, the people, the culture, the opportunities that came with a school so close to New York City. Before coming to Marist, I had never used a camera, never produced a video, and never edited a video. I now have the privilege of doing all three for Sports Illustrated, which is such a prestigious company, so I’d say the classes and clubs at Marist prepared me pretty well!
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The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.