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Kristi is a frequent guest speaker in sports management, sports administration and sports law courses and for student organizations, intercollegiate athletic departments and intercollegiate athletic conferences on topics ranging from substantive issues in sports, like collective bargaining, to advice for students who want to pursue a career in sports.

Popular topics

  • Career/networking advice for students
  • Social media advice for students
  • Business of college sports
  • Labor relations/collective bargaining
  • A female perspective on working in sports

Recommendations

 “Kristi was the keynote speaker at our recent Peach Belt Conference Women in Athletics Seminar and she was outstanding. Her message was right on target with what young women wanting a career in athletics need to hear, plus she was very accessible to all our participants. In fact, I believe Kristi went above and beyond to connect with the student-athletes who had questions or who wanted to network with her in the future. If you are looking for an impactful, intelligent and impressive speaker for your event, I highly recommend Kristi Dosh.” – David R. Brunk, Commissioner, Peach Belt Conference

“Kristi came and spoke with some of our female athletes and she was phenomenal! The ladies were very engaged and asked her a lot of different types of questions that she answered openly and honestly. The feedback that I have gotten from the ladies was that her information was exactly what they needed to hear as they begin to embark on their career seeking journey. To hear her story of how she got to where she is made it more real that the path to your dream job is not a straight line.” Cassaundra Thorpe, Director, Student Athlete Development, University of Cincinnati

Kristi Dosh visited our campus to speak to Redhawks student-athletes about career advice and planning.  She emphasized the importance of networking, internships and utilizing social media to promote your  brand.  Her presentation was not only insightful but resonated well with our student-athletes. We would gladly welcome her back to Southeast Missouri State University.” – Rachel A. Blunt, Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance, Southeast Missouri State University

“Kristi was a featured speaker in this year’s University of South Florida MBA Speakers Series. In a word she was outstanding. The breadth and depth of her knowledge of the business of college athletics is very worthwhile – but her insights are priceless. She is an excellent communicator and had my graduate students completely engaged throughout her presentation. I hope she considers Tampa a place to spend some time every year.” – Dr. Wm. A. “Bill” Sutton, Director, Sport & Entertainment Business MBA/MS Program, University of South Florida

“I highly endorse Kristi Dosh as a guest speaker. The students in our master’s sport management program thoroughly enjoyed her talk on searching for jobs in sports and the importance of networking. Based on her advice, many students attended professional conferences and started using social media (especially Twitter) to build their personal networks.” – Brian A. Turner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Sport Management, The Ohio State University

“We invited Kristi to campus this past spring to be part of our sport management symposium, an event geared toward college students aspiring to break into the business of sports. We could not have had a better person as part of our event; she was absolutely fantastic. Kristi has a great story to tell about what it takes to break into the tough sport industry and she shares it with great enthusiasm. She is a terrific example of the hard work, determination, networking, and self-marketing it takes to succeed in the business of sports, which is exactly what we encourage our students to do in their personal career hunt. Kristi was definitely willing to go above and beyond in meeting with students before and after the event, including continued follow-up dialogue weeks and months afterward. She is really a superb person with which to work and has captivating stories about working on the front lines as a sport business reporter for ESPN’s multiple platforms. I would recommend her without hesitation for any sport business-related speaking engagement.” – Nels Popp, Assistant Professor – Sport Management, Illinois State University

Wanting to stress to our student body the importance of networking and the use of social media in pursuing a career in athletics, I reached out to Kristi so she could share her experience with our students. Kristi was wonderful to work with and her conversation with our students was engaging, topical, and provided all our participants with a strategy for utilizing the aforementioned tools in the sports business industry. Shortly after Kristi’s speaking engagement, I put her advice to work and found a great job within the industry in a matter of weeks! I highly recommend Kristi as an engaging and knowledgeable speaker in the realm of sports business.” – Kent Richard, Student Board, Northwestern University, Masters in Sports Administration

“Kristi found out about our Women in Sports group at the University of Tennessee and offered to speak to us. Having been limited to speakers who had an affiliation with Tennessee, we were thrilled about Kristi’s visit. From the moment we walked into the room, we could feel Kristi’s energy and genuine excitement. During both the presentation and Q&A portions of the meeting, Kristi shared industry-wide information and experiences, as well as anecdotes and advice specific to women in sports. She stayed until everyone had all of their questions answered, and she even offered her contact information in the event anyone in the group had questions or needed professional advice.

Personally, I developed a new outlook on the industry and my place in the wide world of sports after Kristi spoke to our group. She reminded me of my love for the business side of sports and I left with a reinvigorated drive to make it in the industry. After her visit to Tennessee, I reached out to Kristi in hopes of seeking some professional advice. Since then, she has been an incredible resource for me. Kristi helps me to recognize my strengths and offers ideas of things to look into and consider as I build a career in sports. Her selflessness, knowledge, experiences, and passion for sports are just a few reasons why she is an asset to sport professionals, be they recent college graduates or senior sport administrators with many years of experience.” – Sarah Rodts, University of Tennessee (MS Sports Management, Class of 2012)

Previous speaking engagements

  • Harvard Law School’s 2011 Sports Law Symposium
  • Northwestern University (guest speaker for Masters in Sports Administration program)
  • Southern Methodist University (guest lecturer in Sports Marketing Seminar)
  • University of Tennessee (guest speaker for Partners in Sports program)
  • Ohio State University (guest lecturer for graduate sports management students)
  • Western Kentucky University (guest lecturer in graduate sports administration course)
  • Georgia State University (guest lecturer in various sports administration courses)
  • Kennesaw State University (guest lecturer in various sports management courses)
  • Illinois State University’s 2012 Sports Management Symposium
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 2011 Bowl Championship Series Symposium
  • Peach Belt Conference’s 2012 Women in Athletics Seminar
  • iProspect’s 2012 Client Summit
  • Atlanta Rotary Club
  • University of South Florida (guest lecturer for MBA program)
  • University of Central Florida (guest speaker for student-athletes)
  • Greater Valley Lakes Conference (speaker at Sports Endeavor Forum for student athletes who want to work in sports)
  • Marquette University Law School
  • University of Wisconsin (guest speaker for Sports Business Club)
  • 2013 Emerging Administrators Academy
  • University of Florida (guest lecturer in sports management program)
  • Carlton Fields, LLC (keynote speaker at Executive Forum)
  • Wintrust Wealth Management (guest speaker at client event)
  • Various Gator Club events
  • Southeast Missouri State University (guest speaker for athletic department’s Life Skills program for student athletes)
  • University of Cincinnati, Athletic Department (guest speaker for female student athletes on career and networking advice)
  • University of Cincinnati (keynote speaker at 2014 Sports Leaders Symposium)
  • Jacksonville University (guest speaker for Sports Business Club in 2014)
  • University of North Florida (guest speaker in sports management program in 2013 and 2014)
  • Association of American Universities (panelist at 2014 Public Affairs meeting)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (panelist at 2014 Entertainment and Sports Law Society Symposium and at 2015 general meeting)
  • University of Central Florida (guest speaker in sports business program in 2014)
  • University of Mississippi (panelisat 2014 Mississippi Sports Law Review Symposium)
  • Florida Bar Association (panelist at 2015 Mid-Year Meeting)

Video

University of Florida College of Law 2014 Sports Law Symposium – keynote speech on intercollegiate athletics finance (introduction of Kristi begins at 25:00)

Peach Belt Conference’s 2012 Women in Athletics Seminar – keynote speech on working in sports as a woman

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