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2011 Ivy Sports Symposium Fellowship Program

The Ivy Sports Symposium is a major international sports symposium hosted by the universities that make up the Ivy League.  It was originally called the Princeton Sports Symposium for four years (starting in 2006) and was run strictly by students at Princeton University.  In 2010, it officially changed to the Ivy Sports Symposium (take a look at the impressive speaker directory).  In 2011, it will be held at a campus other than Princeton, making its way to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Also, for the first time in six years, the organizers are offering an opportunity for two individuals to get involved through a newly created fellowship program.  The 2011 Ivy Sports Symposium Fellowship Program (application at the bottom of this post) intends to provide talented graduate and undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to get year-round experience working on one of the industry’s most respected events and the organization surrounding it.

In addition to filling out the application below, the organizers ask that you include your resume.  Applications must be submitted by May 23, 2011.  Acceptances will be announced on June 6, 2011.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.