WASHINGTON D.C.—Two Columbia University student-athletes—women’s soccer player Natalie Ambrose ‘18CC and women’s swimmer Trudi Patrick ’17CC—attended the Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference held February 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by George Washington University, the conference targets student-athletes looking to break into the sports industry and provides a platform to network with many professionals. Over 75 industry executives participated in the conference, including professional sports teams and leagues, sports agencies, sports media firms, sporting goods companies and other organizations like the US Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

"The SINC Conference enabled me to meet leading experts in the sports industry and engage in meaningful conversations about entering into this competitive field in which networking is of the utmost importance,” Ambrose said.

Opportunities to conduct one-on-one interviews for internships and jobs were also available at the conference. Attendees had the chance to hear from innovators, leaders and disruptors in the industry and learn about the latest tools and trends in revenue management, ticket sales, retention, corporate partnerships, advertising and branding. More information on this conference can be found by clicking here.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Sports Industry Networking Conference in Washington D.C.,” Patrick said. “The conference afforded me opportunities to network and speak with a variety of leaders in the sports industry. It was fascinating to learn about sports industry trends and the various job opportunities in the field. I am extremely grateful to Columbia Athletics for making this experience possible.”