The Rice Sport Business Society (RSBS) is a student-run organization whose mission is to create or improve awareness about the Sport Management major and connect Rice students with valuable opportunities in the sports industry. We will serve as the premier group to facilitate interaction between the sports business community (including the Department of Sport Management) and Rice students.
Build Skills - develop event coordination, consulting, networking, fundraising, digital media, and other valuable sport industry skills through event organization, miscellaneous projects with partner organizations, and other club-related activities
Build Connections - establish a network of strong relationships with sport industry professionals and fellow students as a result of networking events and organizational outreach
Build Prestige - boost the perception of the Rice Department of Sport Management and, as a result, increase the long-term value of a Rice SMGT degree
GameBreakers (Fall 2018)
GameBreakers Rice is a sports industry success initiative for high school students in the Houston area. Through a series of interactive informational sessions, GameBreakers educates high school students on their limitless potential of how to succeed in sports.
Every month, RSBS invited members of the sports industry to visit the campus to have breakfast with the group. Such breakfasts provided the group with a great learning opportunity to gain a variety of different perspectives and forms of advice from people in sports-related careers. Past guests include Jay Verrill, Brian Cooper, Carrie Potter, and David Siddons.
Sport Industry Panels
Once a year, RSBS hosts a Sports Industry Panel, which focuses on a current topic and features professionals from the sporting industry.
SPORTS INDUSTRY PANELS
Once a year, RSBS hosts a Sports Industry Panel, which focuses on a current topic and features professionals from the sporting industry. The most recent industry panel was:
From Harvey to History: How the Astros Won More than the World Series (Spring 2018)
The panel took a deep dive into the Houston Astros' historic 2017 World Series Championship season. Members of the Astros organization walked us through the journey of becoming champions and described the many ways the Astros captured the imagination of a struggling city following Hurricane Harvey. Click here for a Rice news article recapping this panel. Panel Handout
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