NDSU sport management students got a memorable work experience when they traveled to Dallas to volunteer at the 2018 National Football League Draft.
Nearly 50 NDSU sport management students worked the event. They helped manage the NFL Draft Experience for fans outside AT&T Stadium, which included virtual reality stations, football target tosses, field goal kicking competitions and autograph stations. They saw first-hand how an event with more than 100,000 attendees per day is organized and networked with people from across the country.
“The draft is something I always watch on TV, and this year I worked it and got a picture with the NFL commissioner,” said Brady Faber, a junior in the program. “Working such a large-scale event was amazing. I loved the atmosphere and learned a lot.”
The camaraderie between the students on the trip was evident by event organizers, who dubbed the team the “NDSU 50.” The students and their program coordinator are already deciding where to volunteer next year.
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