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Fall 2013


The Get In The Game e-newsletter was created for students who are interested in a career in the sporting goods industry and is distributed on a quarterly basis. You are receiving this e-newsletter because you indicated during a recent Get In The Game presentation that you are interested in scholarship and internship opportunities and other relevant information in the world of sporting goods. For more information on Get In The Game or to schedule a presentation at your university, please contact Larry Weindruch at 

Breaking into the Industry
Working the retail floor

In an op-ed written by veteran sporting goods professional Dave Fogelson, The Best Route to Getting a Job in Sports, Fogelson breaks down what attributes will make a sporting goods professional successful and how they can all be learned by working in a retail store. To read what Fogelson had to say, click here.


Have you attended a Get In The Game presentation and would like a chance to re-visit the presentation or share with your peers? The National Sporting Goods Association and Get In The Game have made the presentation available to you to view online. Click here  to access the presentation. If you have any questions about the information in the presentation, please contact Larry Weindruch at


LinkedIn Launches University Pages
Connect with your school

Are you looking to connect with your current university or find out more about prospective graduate schools? LinkedIn recently launched University Pages and lowered the age requirement for joining LinkedIn to 14 in an attempt to encourage students to network around their school. The University Pages are designed to help students connect with the university and alumni and to gain insight into the school environment. Read more about the new University Pages here.   

NSGA College Scholarship
Applications accepted starting November 4

In each of its first two years, the NSGA College Scholarship program provided scholarships to employees of retailer/team dealer member companies.


Beginning November 4, high school seniors and college student employees or former employees of NSGA members are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded in 2014!


Not sure if your employer/former employer is a member of NSGA? Send an email to Erin Goodchild, Special Projects Coordinator, at to verify.


More information and application materials will be available at


Internship Opportunities
Career Resources

Whether you are graduating and looking to start your career or looking for a summer internship, in addition to utilizing your university's career center, below are some links to help you in your search: 


Get In The Game Careers

National Sporting Goods Association

Sports & Fitness Industry Association 


Top Ten Websites for Your Career 

LinkedIn: Sports Industry Network 

National Retail Federation 


Get in the Game Careers Thanks... 

We'd like to thank the following colleges and universities that have scheduled or hosted one or more presentations during 2013. More presentations are in the planning stages for later this year and next semester.  

American Public University System

Belhaven College (MS)

Cardinal Stritch University (WI)

Drexel University (PA)

George Washington University (DC)

Lakeland College (WI)

Loyola University-Chicago

Manhattanville College (NY)

Mount Royal University (Canada)

Saint Mary's College (CA)

Tiffin University (OH)

University of Alabama

University of Cincinnati

University of New Haven (CT) 

University of Southern Maine 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

West Virginia University  

Get in the Game* is a program created by Sporting Goods Industry leaders designed to educate students about the exciting and rewarding careers in sporting goods that are available to talented individuals. Volunteers from the leading companies in the sporting goods industry - manufacturers, retailers and dealers - visit colleges and universities to speak to students about these opportunities. Follow-up includes information on internships, scholarships and online employment sources.

*Registered service mark of Dunham's Athleisure Corp.
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Larry Weindruch
(847) 296-6742, ext. 1290