014 Getting to Know You: Kiley Maag

Sports are part of our culture. We might remember playingbaseball or soccer as a kid. Perhaps we played some pick-upbasketball after schools. Or a nice flag football game in the briskautumn weather.

Working in sports can be a little different then you think.Until you’re in the trenches, many don’t even know all thecomplexities of the industry. WSU’s College of Education has atop-notch sport management program, which examines professional,college, and not-for-profit sports leagues and organizations in ourcountry, and globally. It is on the forefront of various sportsresearch, especially global research, and research about Title IXand gender-equity in sport.

For most students, it’s practitioner-based, meaning they learnwhat they need to work in the field. In a competitive landscape,that work often needs to begin while the students are in school,either as an internship or practicum.

We caught up with Kiley Maag, an intern with the HoustonRockies. At the time of this recording, the Houston Rockets were inthe first round of the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors.The Rockets would end up losing the series and be knocked out ofthe playoffs. We talk to Kiley about her internship, and what shehopes for in the future.

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