Welcome to SBA at University of Illinois
Illinois Sports Business Association,
This University has changed the world. Going through each college it could take days to learn what impact this place has made. Whether it’s a legend passed down like when planes would land on Fourth and taxi into the armory for the air cadets to get an early opportunity to learn. Or that 90% of the corn eaten in the world is a genetic makeup patented “Illini Super Sweet Corn”, humbly displayed on an iron plaque resting in front of Davenport. It's breakthroughs like these that won't ever let our university’s credibility be hindered by one action or person.
There is a moment within the Business of Sports. It’s a moment many could never get. It’s a moment that can change your life. That first moment, walking in the bowels of a packed arena, you’re approaching a glowing coming from around the corner. As you pass through the threshold of this light, you're swallowed by the atmosphere of the playing surface. Time can slow down, as you breath in energy and log every moment, while continuing on to the next task.
This moment is the reason why SBA exists. We can provide opportunities using the credibility of this university and you. As undergrads we have elite skills that are treated as a norm. Using these skills we can properly communicate on forms of media and in physical forms with professionals, not far removed from our situation.
Using these conversations we will be able to learn from their experiences and better prepare ourselves for the future.
Being able to induce these opportunities through trips and speakers will be able to show you how this industry works but showing the industry how you work is the most important aspect. Through new pursuits, coming this spring and following semesters, we will not only aid you in displaying the experience you have already accumulated but also provide unique one time or semester long positions to build on experience, knowledge, and confidence that you can take it with you and change the world. Regardless of your major, SBA allows you to gain knowledge for the future on an industry intertwined through humanity itself, which is a talking point on its own.
Brandon Blunk- former SBA President
How to Join
1. FOLLOW THE SBA FACEBOOK PAGE
2. PAY $25 OF DUES (PER SEMESTER) OR $40 FOR THE WHOLE YEAR TO VENMO: @illinoissba
3. EMAIL THE VENMO RECEIPT/SCREENSHOT TO firstname.lastname@example.org. ASK IN THE EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO PRIVATE SBA MEMBER FACEBOOK PAGE-IN ADDITION TO STEP 4 AND PROVIDE PHONE NUMBER TO BE ADDED TO GROUPME
4. ADD VP OF COMMUNICATIONS, Alliyah Rumbolt-Lemond , ON FACEBOOK TO FINALIZE ADDITION TO PRIVATE SBA MEMBER FACEBOOK PAGE
5. RECEIVE FREE SBA T-SHIRT AT NEXT SBA EVENT
On a team, it's not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together" - Bill Belichick