In a perpetually title-hungry city, Curry students are getting real-world experiences in Boston’s most popular professional sports arena.
This spring, Sport and Recreation Management students received a private tour of TD Garden, home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. They also got an inside look at the Celtics Headquarters, located minutes away from The Garden.
Beyond the tour, students networked with operations staff, learning different aspects of the business while forming professional connections.
“My experience at TD Garden was beyond phenomenal. The day provided SRM students the chance to hear what is needed for a professional sports organization to be successful,” said Trevor Jacozzi ’25. “Opportunities like this encourage me to continue to work hard so that I can continue to learn about the many potential employment opportunities that are available to students majoring in SRM.”
Jacozzi, who secured an internship this summer with the Cape Code Baseball League working with the Wareham Gatemen, hopes to become a successful sports agent one day. Taking advantage of the concentrated coursework in the SRM curriculum and the relationships with connected faculty, he’s confident that he’ll get there.
“I have great professors that help guide me with my academics and career goals. Professor Natalie West has been a tremendous help to me and has provided me with several opportunities to enhance my leadership skills,” he said.
“We provide our Sport and Recreation Management students with many opportunities to experience the profession,” said Assistant Professor Natalie West. “Within the last year, our students have toured the Celtics Headquarters and TD Garden, attended sports conferences, and met with guest speakers in class from the PGA, Celtics, and The New England Freejacks.”
The program, housed in the School of Business and Computer Science, emphasizes the unique business, management, marketing, and ethical principles and practices necessary to succeed in sports-related industries. Curry Sport and Recreation Management students pursue internships and careers at the highest level, including with the MLB, NBA, NFL, and more.