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Pamplin students learn sports management at Olympics and Paralympics

March 13, 2018

From left: Lindsey Kim, Jay Hurlocker, Colleen Song, Paul Choi, Kevin Kim.
From left: Lindsey Kim, Jay Hurlocker, Colleen Song, Paul Choi, Kevin Kim

Five Pamplin College of Business students are participating in George Mason University's Olympics and Paralympics field study in South Korea this spring, led by GMU Associate Professor Seungwon (Shawn) Lee.

The students experienced the Winter Olympics first-hand and visited Korean cultural sites. They are volunteering during the Paralympic Games (March 3-19). Their education about large-venue sports management includes taking courses to gain a global understanding of mega sports related to hospitality, tourism, and the event industry of South Korea.

A Virginia Tech alumnus, Lee earned a Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management in 2009. His teaching and research interests are in meeting/event management and the impact of technology on site selection and meeting/event management.

Pamplin offers many opportunities for students to learn, live, and travel in various parts of the world, including faculty-led study-abroad programs, exchanges, internships, and a minor in international business. Learn more here.

 

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