In this day and age it is exceedingly important to gain professional experience and create a network of industry contacts while studying, as more often than not these two factors will shape an alumni’s career development. Most programs do not insist (enough) on these aspects which is why graduates encounter difficulties starting their career in football. In this regard, The FBA’s strength lies in our strategic partnerships with Soccerex and ESSMA: two industry heavyweights who will give FBA students exclusive access to a treasure of specialized knowledge, invaluable networking opportunities and skills, as well as attractive internship opportunities. Since all of this happens during the FBA program, our graduates will be more prepared than any to successfully start their career in the football industry.
Soccerex is the global leader for the business of football hosting events around the world throughout the year. Soccerex events provide the industry’s leading professionals with a variety of formal and informal networking platforms to help build and strengthen professional relationships. Their event conference programs are packed with insight sessions delivered by the market’s thought leaders and are designed to give participants a competitive edge in the industry. With three of FBA’s co-founders being former Soccerex employees, Soccerex are essentially an extended part of our family and will go beyond the call of duty to help FBA students develop their portfolio of contacts and expand their industry knowledge. FBA students will receive invitations to all Soccerex events where they will also be actively involved in generating dedicated content from conference sessions, attend private workshops and visit important stadia or organizations in each respective host city for even more valuable learning experiences and skills development.
For more information about Soccerex, visit www.soccerex.com
ESSMA, the European Stadium and Safety Management Association, is the leading platform for stadium stakeholders where professionals can share, learn and discuss topics related to ESSMA’s areas of expertise: Stadium Development, Operations & Ticketing, Sustainability & Smart Stadiums, Safety & Security, Fan Entertainment & Hospitality and Pitch Management. Through our exclusive partnership with ESSMA, FBA students will receive a 10-week online course on stadium operations with high-level guest lecturers, 2 extensive field trips to some of Europe’s most iconic stadia, special invitations to the ESSMA Summit where The FBA students can attend workshops, conferences, tours, and have the opportunity to network, as well as dedicated internship opportunities at some of their 400+ member clubs, leagues and associations.
For more information about ESSMA, visit www.essma.eu