Published 06/03/13

Renee Chapman ’11: assistant sports manager at U.S. Sports Camps

Major: Communication
Minors: Business Administration, Marketing
Path: Assistant Sports Manager, U.S. Sports Camps

At U.S. Sports Camps, the official operator of Nike Sports Camps headquartered in San Rafael, CA, Renee Chapman is responsible for marketing/social media for baseball, football, and softball. As assistant sports manager, she oversees budgets, establishes new locations, and maintains relationships with directors. “My education gave me the tools to excel,” she says. “My courses required me to be a team player, take on leadership roles, and think out of the box.”

When she was searching for the right college to attend, Chapman visited 10 schools in California. At the urging of her counselor, she attended a Bryant presentation at her high school. A Bryant coach arranged for her to visit campus.  “The moment I arrived at Bryant, I felt like I belonged,” she recalls.

The Communication major held two internships, took part in co-curricular activities including the Communication Society, and was inducted in Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communications Honor Society. She also developed exceptional relationships with her professors in the Communication Department. “There are such a positive group of teachers,” she says.

Chapman took advantage of Bryant’s award-winning career education center. “The Amica Center was a huge help for me,” she says. “I was in there between classes to get my résumé critiqued or use their search programs. I also attended the 'Senior Series,' which gave me the tools for saving, renting, obtaining life insurance, and building good credit.”

“The communication program at Bryant is phenomenal,” adds Chapman. “My major, combined with a business minor, gave me the ability to think critically and quantitatively. When I was interviewing for jobs, many companies mentioned that they liked that I had this background.”