Passionate about a career in sport?

Sport is a central feature of life in Australia, generating a variety of industries from sport management to exercise science. The School's Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management and the School of Engineering offers students an insight into these exciting and dynamic industries at a schoolgirls' breakfast career experience day each year.

This free half day event is open to Year 9–12 school girls and includes breakfast, a panel presentation, and three workshops.

The event is hosted at out Gold Coast campus in May each year.

The event will run again in 2020


Workshop 1

Unearthing your personal brand

Do you know what your x-factor is and how it can assist you to achieve in life?

This workshop provides some insight into the adult elite sport environment and the pressures placed on athletes choosing to enter this field. Surviving and thriving in this arena can be determined by the x-factor in areas connected to a person’s character, reputation or personal brand rather than just sheer sporting talent.

Workshop 2

Sport fusion in the Red Zone

Do you know how much energy you use in a normal day? Find out how wearable sensor technology works and what this means for the future of sports. The Sports and Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (SABEL Labs) has developed some of Australia’s leading wearable sports technologies that measure the physics of body movement.

This interactive session will focus on the fusion of sport and career skills. Participants will wear a sensor that will record their movements, download data, analyse it, and interpret it using a graphical user interface.

Workshop 3

Sport events

Ever wondered what it is like to be involved in organising major sporting events, such as the Commonwealth Games or weekly national sporting league competitions? Coordination between the media, athletes, spectators and venues has become an exciting realm of sport management. Specialists are now required to organise and coordinate the operation and management of such events. Some of the pivotal components of a sport organisation’s marketing communications campaign include working with sport celebrities, catering for the thousands of spectators and media reporting.

This session is designed to provide you with an understanding of the interesting role that Sport Event Managers now play and the opportunities that are rapidly expanding for women in this  eld. You will be introduced to the various elements within sport events that include athlete management, event and venue operations.

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