By Drew Murphy
Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend the UMass Amherst Sports Management and Leadership Academy. The camp took place on campus for two weeks and I don’t think I’ve ever been more grateful for something before. I learned material for a whole semester in the span of two weeks and still don’t know how the professors did it. The whole experience was so eye-opening. The program really showed you all of the careers that you can pursue, from jobs in marketing to even becoming an agent.
The camp not only helped me learn about the field I want to pursue, and the school I want to attend, but it also helped me become a better person by putting myself out there and making relationships. I now have connections with important people at UMass Amherst like Director of Sports Management Will Norton and Professor/ Lecturer Brett Albert.
If you are thinking about what you would like to do in the future, a college camp could be the best thing to do. Many campuses offer these programs but none are as good as the UMass Amherst summer programs. They welcome you and make you feel like family. It really gives you the college experience as you are away from home for two weeks and on your own. It may seem that I am biased toward this school but, in reality, you won’t find a summer program as impactful and comprehensive as the UMass Summer Programs. Everything about my experience could not have been better and I highly suggest you consider opportunities like this for yourself.