Students create a prospectives for sports networking

Without an opportunity to break into sports management or marketing, David Lindow found a way. He started the TCU Sports Networking Club, alongside sophomore business majors Kevin Able and Carrie Patterson.

Lindow, a sophomore marketing major and president of the club, said he started the club because he wanted to work in the sports industry one day and wanted to help others on the same path.

“Since TCU does not have a sports management (or) sports marketing major at this point, I wanted to form an organization to assist students who were interested in a career in the sports industry to achieve that goal,” he said.

Lindow said that he looked forward to behind-the-scenes opportunities and hands-on approaches that the club will make available to its members. He said the club is looking to bring in speakers from several sports organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He also said that he planned to visit different sports venues where there may be touring and networking opportunities.

“I have spoken to a professional sports organization who has offered us the opportunity to have some of our members shadow some employees as they prepare for a game,” Lindow said.

Lindow said the club will provide members with the opportunity to interact with successful sport individuals and will provide a way to set themselves apart from competing applicants when applying for internships and jobs.

The kick-off event is scheduled for Jan. 28 in the BLUU ballroom featuring guest speaker TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte. Del Conte will speak about his entrance into the world of sports and his journey to where he is today, leaving time for a question and answer session toward the end.

Lindow said students are encouraged to come to the event and bring friends.

He said club membership is free and membership forms will be available at the event. Students can also join the club by e-mailing [email protected] for a membership form.