Master of Science in Business — Sports Management
Corporate Partnerships Account Executive for the Minnesota Wild
Longtime hockey fan, Jurgensen MSc ’21 spent years coaching youth hockey and the club team at Marquette University. At Carthage, Mr. Jurgensen had the opportunity to do a project on behalf of the Minnesota Wild, which eventually led him to getting his dream job with the famed NHL team. He’s now employed as the Wild’s corporate partnerships account executive, working with B2B partners on in-arena branding.
“This is my dream career track, and I wouldn’t be where I am without the Sports Management program.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“Most of the classes are taught by industry experts — people working directly in sports on a day-to-day basis. Without question, the Sports Management program prepares you for the industry. It’s just like in class — even the terminology is the same.”
Why did you choose Carthage?
“I heard about Carthage’s graduate program during the College’s Spotlight on Sports talk featuring Craig Leipold, owner of the Minnesota Wild.”
What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?
“The Sports Management faculty at Carthage genuinely care about your success. They can’t give you the job, but they’ll give you everything you need to go and get it. Professor Greg Barron, especially, taught me so much about the industry.”