Baseball Winter Meetings become a Lynn University class

Students meet with top business executives

Published Dec. 08, 2009

For a dozen Lynn University sports management students, this week's Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis will become their personal classroom.

In a one-of-a-kind educational experience, Lynn will meet exclusively, in their own conference room, with baseball's top business execs, including major league officials, baseball agents, journalists, and even the president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Theodore Curtis, B.A., M.S., J.D.

"Our students take what they learn in class about the baseball business and now come here and become a big part of it all," says sports management professor Ted Curtis, who arranges the meetings. "For Lynn University students, learning doesn’t end in the classroom – it begins there."

While hundreds of other students aimlessly will roam the Indiana Convention Center halls merely praying for a bite, Lynn students will take part in their exclusive meetings, discuss internship possibilities at the Job Fair and discover sports industries at the Baseball Trade Show.

In addition, the students assisted with all operations and on-site marketing of the inaugural "SMWW Baseball Career Conference," conducted yesterday, Monday, Dec. 7, by Sports Management WorldWide, an industry leader in sports management continuing education.

"This active learning experience will stay with our students in their future careers as sports business leaders," says Curtis, who has brought students to the Winter Meetings each of the last four years. Lynn sports management graduates now work for dozens of teams and leagues throughout professional sports.