Caleb Strawn sport marketing and management interdisciplinary studies portfolio
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This master’s portfolio is comprised of three separate papers that were written at the request of the three professors on my interdisciplinary studies portfolio committee. The first paper is an expansion of a research paper written in a Sport Management class for Dr. Dana Massengale. This paper explores the possibility of the compensation of Division I student-athletes and explains the complex situation that the NCAA faces in the O’Bannon legal case. The second paper was written in a Business Management class for Dr. Liz Karam. This paper is introspective in nature and places myself in the position of a business called ‘Strawn Inc.’. This paper explores my personality traits, strengths and weakness in order to fully describe the nature of products that ‘Strawn Inc.’ produces. As the Business Marketing representative on my portfolio review committee, Dr. Fox requested that I write a paper that expressed my intentions upon enrolling in my graduate program, key themes I learned through all three of my areas of study, and what I have learned that will be valuable beyond graduation and into my career. Some major points of discovery in this paper include the importance of both the management of people and relationships as well as the management of planning and processes in sports, business and life.