Sports

Explore careers in sports industry by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

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Job and Internship Resources

Coaching 

Exercise and Fitness

Equestrian

Sports Media, Management, and Analytics

  • Sports Internships - Opportunities across the country in sports equipment stores or sports management
  • US Sports Institute - Offers internships in areas such as marketing, media, and coaching; 7-14 weeks long
  • NASCAR - Internship opportunities for rising juniors and above; areas include marketing, finance, media, etc.
  • Major League Soccer - Summer internship program; opportunities within the media aspect of sports
  • US Olympic Team - Internship with US Olympic Committee involving sports medicine, marketing, sports management, and more
  • World Internships - Sports medicine, marketing, and management internships abroad
  • SAS - Business data and analytics company that offers sports analytics services used by MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises.
  • List of Sports Analytics Companies

Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • 24 - 24 at Washington & Lee University is a student-run organization committed to creating and promoting a united community of student-athletes.
  • Boxing Club - The Boxing Club at Washington and Lee aims to provide an environment for students to learn and improve their boxing skills while keeping one another accountable for their goals. It teaches members to learn safe technique and form while developing their skills.
  • Polo Club - The Washington and Lee Polo Association provides opportunities for polo training and competition to its membership. It serves to maintain equestrian training opportunities for riders wishing to ride recreationally or establish a polo-playing base.

Alumni To Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with progressional. Below are some alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource. To connect with someone, log in to Colonnade Connections and find their contact information. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.  

Contact Alumni


Austin Brown '13L

Mr. Brown is a 2007 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he majored in Communications and minored in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Brown was an all-conference player for the men's basketball team and named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Upon graduation from DePauw, Mr. Brown relocated to New York City, where he spent time on Wall Street as an analyst in the tax-exempt capital markets group at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., with a specific focus on clients in the Southeast region consisting of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Will Dorrance '11

Will graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Following graduation, he joined KPMG's Risk Consulting practice in New York City. One of his practice's clients was the NFL's Internal Audit department, where Will had interned as a student. He worked on the NFL account for a couple years before working at the NFL as manager of Club Finance. He is now an MBA candidate at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Meaghan Latella '16

While at W&L, Meaghan majored in Journalism and played for the Women's Soccer Team. When she graduated, she moved out to Colorado Springs to pursue a Summer internship with the USOC. She worked on the Digital Media team to help maintain the USOC's website during the 2016 Rio Games. After the internship concluded, she moved to Denver and had a remote position as a contributing writer for ESPN.com. Her time with ESPN was mainly focused on writing short articles based off of social media buzz and reaction to major events or breaking news. Most recently, Meaghan moved back to the East Coast to work for a startup called SidelineSwap, a sports marketplace where people can buy and sell sports equipment. She works with a small, hardworking team, and claims there's never a dull moment! In this role, she's switched over to the marketing side of sports. In the past year and a half, Meaghan has learned a lot about SEO, content creation and branding.