McCormack FLC
"Bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world experience"




121 Presidents Dr,
Amherst, MA 01003
February 10, 2018
8:00am EST
Our goal for the McCormack Future Leaders Conference is to improve, expand and execute a premier career development event that bridges the gap between classroom learning and real world experience and attracts highly motivated sport management students from New England and the greater Northeast region. Our case studies – in part derived from the input of industry professionals – give students the opportunity to build a framework of relevant experience while forging relationships with their peers.


  1. Chance to Hear From an Industry Executive
    Chance to Hear From an Industry Executive
    At the start of the conference you will have the chance to hear from an industry executive that has risen to the top throughout their career and what advice they have for people in your position in our keynote presentation.
  2. Networking with Peers and Professionals
    Networking with Peers and Professionals
    At the conference you will have the chance to build your network with other top students in similar positions to you and professionals that are already in the industry.
  3. Collaboration on a Case Study with Peers
    Collaboration on a Case Study with Peers
    During your time spent in your industry segment, you will have the chance to collaborate with other students on a case study that relates to a specific segment of the sport industry.
  4. Opportunity to Learn From Industry Professionals
    Opportunity to Learn From Industry Professionals
    While you work on the case study, you will be able to speak with industry professionals that work on similar projects every day at their jobs. You will also be able to receive valuable feedback from them after giving your presentation.


  1. "The Case Study presented a pertinent issue in a specific sporting industry, and not only required us to critically analyze a set of information, but to craft a sales pitch to present to a panel of experts as well."
    – Zachary Zaremba 

  2. "The McCormack FILC was an excellent opportunity to practice applying my knowledge of the industry, enhance my presentation skills, and network with professionals and fellow students."

    – Thomas Waterman 

  3. "A truly amazing experience with opportunities to network with other students and sport professionals while also refining your skills through case studies. As a first year event, one of the more impressive and engaging conferences I have attended."
    – Anonymous 

  4. "This conference was a great way to be able to network with a variety of professionals in different areas within sports and pick their minds on what it took to get to where they were. The conference also was a great way to interact with other students and work on a real life case study which helps reenact  some scenarios we may be presented with in the  future."

    – Joseph Bowker 

  5. "This was truly a unique experience. It provided great insight to the sports industry while granting the attendees an opportunity to show their knowledge  through real world experience."

    – Samuel Barlow 
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