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 2016)
GameBreakers Rice is a sports industry success initiative for high school students in the Houston area. Through a series of interactive informational sessions, GameBreakers educated students on their limitless potential of how to succeed in sports. GameBreakers Recap
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, Shannon Wright, and Neal Talmadge.
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. (Please see below for past panel topics)
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. Past panel topics include:
Houston: America's Hottest Host City
In Spring 2017, the panel discussed how Houston, the most diverse and soon-to-be the third largest city in America, has grown to become America's Hottest Host City. In the past calendar year alone, H-Town has played host to three of the largest events on the worldwide sports calendar: Super Bowl LI, the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four, and the Copa America Centenario. The panel featured Kevin Cooper, Callye Dannheim Emmons '07, Diane Crossey, and Doug Hall, who were all behind the scenes in organizing and executing these incredible events.
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