Our program is proud of our many alumni, and we encourage all sports and recreation management graduates to stay connected with the program.

Join us in celebrating our shared experiences, successes, and memories. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with fellow graduates.

Our sport and recreation management graduates have gone on to have amazing careers. The following are just some examples of places they've landed after graduating.


  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Bakersfield Condors
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels
  • Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Steel
  • Coralville Parks and Recreation
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Drake University Athletic Department
  • Dubuque YMCA
  • Georgia Tech University Athletics Department
  • Hamilton County Sports Authority (Indianapolis)
  • Houston Astros
  • Institute for Athletes Sports Agency


  • IMG Learfield
  • Iowa Cubs
  • Iowa Energy
  • Iowa Wild
  • Jostens
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kansas City Sports Commission
  • Legends Sales and Marketing
  • Miami Marlins
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • New York Mets
  • New York Yankees
  • Oklahoma State Athletics Department
  • Paragon Marketing
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Reno Aces
  • South Suburban Parks and Rec (Denver)
  • St. Leo University Athletics Department
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • The Aspire Group Sales and Marketing
  • UFC
  • United Center
  • University of Iowa Athletic Department
  • University of Iowa Recreation Services
  • University of Wisconsin Athletic Department
  • USA Track and Field
  • US Anti-Doping Agency
  • Waterloo Bucks
  • Windy City Bulls
  • .......and many more!

Alumni spotlights

Jake Stone

Jake Stone

I really enjoyed...Liability in Sport and Recreation...I learned a ton about some of the rules and regulations surrounding the NCAA that prepped me for my current position very well.
Cole McGinnis

Cole McGinnis

I interned in the licensing departments of the University and NASCAR. Each of those experiences provided opportunities for me to learn from industry experts, while expanding my network for future career opportunities.
Isabel Martinez

Isabel Martinez

All three of these field trips (Chicago, Kansas City, and Indianapolis) educated me on the different careers in sports there are as well as being able to network with sports professionals.
Madison Melchert

Madison Melchert

My career journey has been exciting! I am very thankful to all the people in my life who have helped get me where I am.
Brian Froelich

Brian Froelich

I had the opportunity to attend and help with the operations of numerous Iowa Parks and Recreation Association Conferences. Many of the people I met there I am in touch with to this day.
Paige Snitker

Paige Snitker

I remember a Sport Event Management class. It was that first ‘ah ha’ moment where I felt like I was on the right track and learning career applicable information.

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