International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) student Zoe Grout may well be managing sports events on the scale of the Rugby World Cup or the Olympics one day if she follows her dreams and fulfils her ambitions.
Grout, a second year ICMS Bachelor of Sports Management student, ICMS Professional Scholarship winner and Student Ambassador, is currently completing her industry training as an Events and Game Day assistant with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, are an Australian professional rugby league team that competes in the National Rugby League's Telstra Premiership, the premier rugby league competition of Australia.
"All the staff at Sea Eagles, from the membership team to the CEO, push me to work to the best of my abilities and challenge me to work out of my comfort zone which has allowed me to learn so much in a short period of time," Grout said.
"The sports industry is full of passionate individuals who are driven to provide entertainment through competition, which I align with. In 10 years' time I would love to be managing large scale sporting events and competitions within Australia or even internationally. Something like the NRL, Rugby World Cup, or even the Olympics."
Industry training is built into every degree offered by ICMS, a career-focused higher education institute located in Northern Beaches, NSW. It was this emphasis within the teritary offering that attracted Grout to study at ICMS, and it is this aspect that Grout believes will stand her in good stead as she forges a career in the competitive sports industry.
"Industry training is allowing me to apply the content we cover in lectures to the real world, to strengthen my understanding of the sports industry and to build connections," Grout said.
"The professional standards at ICMS allow the transition into the industry to be smooth, and the education I am receiving here provides me with the assurance that I can enter a full time role with a firm understanding of the industry. The industry placement aspect of my ICMS degree will set me up with connections that will be valued throughout my career."
To prospective students, Grout advised: "Don't even think twice about applying - studying at ICMS will be the best decision you make!"
For more information on the ICMS Bachelor of Sports Management, click here: https://www.icms.edu.au/course/bachelor-sports-management-0
For more information on ICMS Industry Training, click here: https://www.icms.edu.au/why-study-icms/industry-training
For more information on the Warringah Sea Eagles, click here: https://www.seaeagles.com.au