Chicago Blackhawks Practicum

Blackhawks Practicum

Twenty-three University of Iowa students, led by Dan Matheson, participated in the Chicago Blackhawks practicum during the Summer 2017 term. First, students met in Iowa City to propse theme-night recommendations for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Next, students traveled to Chicago for two weeks of experiential learning which included assisting the Blackhawks at their annual fan convention, conducting research, and making recommendations on a range of sport business issues facing the Blackhawks.

In addition to the exceptional work performed and recommendations provided to the Kernels and Blackhawks, students also found time to have fun. While in Chicago, students were able to attend a Chicago White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Also, current Blackhawks practicum students networked with former Blackhawks practicum students and other UISRM alum during the annual pizza networking dinner. Through the Chicago Blackhawks practicum, students acquire valuable experience and transferable skills, but also form strong relationships.

See and hear about the students' experiences during the Chicago Blackhawks practicum in the following highlight video.


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