Throughout the year many students have had the opportunity to intern with the Kansas City Chiefs professional football organization. Marketing Professor Shelly McVay and Chris Stathos, an alumnus of William Jewell College who now works in the Chiefs organization as partner activation specialist, facilitated this relationship.
Mr. Stathos eagerly assists William Jewell students who seek exposure to and experience in the sports marketing space. While WJC does not offer a sports marketing major, interested students may consult with marketing Professor Shelly McVay who can facilitate hands on experiences with the Kansas City Chiefs and other sports-related organizations.
Recent interns worked during Kansas City Chiefs games in the Hy-Vee Grocery VIP section. The interns scanned tickets, worked the hospitality tent and performed other assigned duties. The internship provided first-hand sports marketing experience and numerous networking opportunities. Additionally, after working the first quarter of the game, interns were allowed to watch the rest of the Chiefs game.