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The Young Sports Professional Summer Experience

The Young Sports Professional Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

The Young Sports Professional Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience in the sports industry in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of life as a sports professional including: coaching a sports team to their peak condition at a premier league stadium; perform a simulated live TV broadcast; and attending a private coaching session with sporting professionals at Lord’s cricket ground.

Also available on the Summer Experience are visits to a pioneering sports technology company and Loughborough University, a leading UK institution unrivalled in sport education.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful sports professional.

Highlights


Immersive Sporting Experiences:

  • Tour a Premier League stadium and guide a professional sports team through state-of-the-art techniques to give them the ‘mental edge’ on match day
  • Trial digital athletic vests on real athletes to assess their performance and understand how data and technology is revolutionising the world of sports
  • Enter a broadcasting house and keep your audience on the edge of their seats during an interactive live TV broadcast simulation
  • Negotiate a contract deal and explore the role of PR in promoting an athlete and influencing the course of their career
  • Use cutting-edge virtual reality software and immerse yourself in a sports rehabilitation case to overcome training barriers
  • Attend a private networking event with sporting professionals at Lord’s cricket ground

Meet Senior Sporting Professionals:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with professionals from different areas of the sports industry including athletes, nutritionists, psychologists, agents, team managers and more.
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in sports and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of Loughborough University; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, public speaking and problem solving, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Loughborough University and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A SPORTS PROFESSIONAL

    DAY 3 – SHAPING AN ATHLETE

    DAY 4 – SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: ENTER THE STADIUM

    DAY 5 – MEET THE TEAM

    DAY 6 – COMMERCIAL POWER IN SPORTS

    DAY 7 –THE LIVE BROADCAST

    DAY 8 – SPORTS PERFORMANCE SCIENCE

    DAY 9 –SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

    DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF SPORTS & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 – ENTER LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    2:00pmStart

    Begin your journey to becoming a top sports professional, whether you aspire to be an athlete, manager, broadcaster, have an interest in sports psychology and nutrition, this Summer Experience will support you on your pathway to making it big in one of today’s most competitive careers. Over the next five days you will be introduced to the key skills required to succeed including leadership, teamwork, and negotiation.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top sports professional
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial professional skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including leadership, teamwork, and negotiation
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6:00pmClose

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A SPORTS PROFESSIONAL

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe World of Sport

    Enter the world of sports and understand the dynamics of athletes, teams and sports management.

    - Into the spotlight: the lucrative world of professional sports
    - Sports segments: performance, participation, management, marketing and promotion
    - Slam dunk: follow case studies and explore how prominent sport figures made it in the industry
    - Shaping an athlete: explore the roles, responsibilities and people behind the scenes that work tirelessly to mould top athletes
    - Expectation vs reality: the highs and lows of the sports industry

    AfternoonSports Management

    - Understand the environment in which sports organisations operate
    - Working at a sports club: the roles and responsibilities within sports management
    - Club federations, laws, and associations: what do they do and how do they do it
    - On your marks: prepare your team and ensure they are receiving the appropriate amount of training, nourishment, and attention
    - The Event Manager: take on one of the top paid roles in sports and plan for a high-profile sporting event

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 3 – SHAPING AN ATHLETE

    MorningThe Nutritionist

    An athlete’s physique is paramount to their success. Take on the roles as trainer, physio and nutritionist to help shape a sports professional.

    - The role of a nutritionist and their influence on the sporting world
    - Understand the foundations of nutrition and metabolism
    - Super cleanse: how to turn an athlete’s body into a sporting machine
    - Carve out the best fitness and nutritional path for your athlete by finding out what goes into your food
    - A full plate: plan diets to meet a variety of professional athletes’ needs

    AfternoonTraining and Physiotherapy

    - Study the training regimes of sports professionals and the importance of conditioning your body
    - Explore the roles and responsibilities of a physiotherapist
    - Your route to becoming a physiotherapist
    - Examine the relationship between a top athlete and their physiotherapist
    - On the road: step into the shoes of a physio for a top sports team and understand the daily demands and expectations

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 – SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: ENTER THE STADIUM

    10:00amStart

    MorningSports Psychology

    Continue your exploration of the interdisciplinary fields in sports by learning about the importance of psychology, and delve into the mind of an athlete through mindset and performance activities, case conundrums and an in-depth case exploration.

    - The importance of psychology in sports and how it can influence performance
    - Mastering the mind: perseverance, initiative and the leadership skills needed to win
    - Tweaking your mindset: examine how attitude reflects on performance
    - Analyse the mindset of a fictional sports team and develop key techniques needed to enhance performance
    - Take a tour in one of London’s renowned stadiums and explore their state-of-the-art facilities

    AfternoonYou, The Psychologist

    - Explore how an athlete’s behaviour prior to competitions dictates their success
    - Maintain performance and participation through a series of mental exercises
    - Examine case conundrums revolving around different fields of sports to overcome mental hurdles
    - Take on the role of a sports psychologist and advise an athlete with a debilitating injury
    - Road to recovery: build an action plan for your athlete and get them back on track

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 – MEET THE TEAM

    10:00amStart

    MorningAt the Rowing Club

    Immerse yourself in team building activities and understand what it takes to succeed in team sports through a visit at one of London’s top rowing clubs

    - Meet the team at a top rowing club in London and uncover their secrets for success
    - Examine the importance of teamwork in enhancing sports performance
    - Take part in team building activities and coach the new recruits in their training
    - Explore ways to elevate the club’s reputation by taking on the role of a coach or athlete

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Build a Successful Career in Sport

    - Your future career: how to knock it out of the park
    - Your path to becoming a successful sports professional: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced sports professionals on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Sports tomorrow: where is the industry heading?

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 6 – COMMERCIAL POWER IN SPORTS

    10:00amStart

    Now that you’ve built the essentials skills and delved into professional roles within sports, for the next five days you’ll experience other commercial roles on site, including high profile roles in the media and the technological advancements in sports clothing and data.

    MorningMy Name is my Brand

    Important relationships don’t just happen on the pitch, explore the role of a sports agent and understand the differences and complexities between representing an individual and representing a team.

    - Marketing & promotion: explore the role of PR and sponsorship deals in sports and their significance to revenue
    - Scale up: working for an individual vs working for a club
    - Highlight the importance of an athlete’s image and their representation in media
    - Examine the power of large stakeholders in determining the fate of sports organisations and their affiliates
    - Contract conundrum: take on different roles to negotiate the best deal for top contracts

    AfternoonDiversity and Inclusion in Sports

    - Fair play: examine the gender pay gap in sports
    - Hear first-hand from those who have struggled in the industry and the challenges they overcame to make it big
    - Overcome a series of challenges presented in the industry and work together in teams to come up with key considerations to reduce disparities
    - Develop the skills to be a successful, forward thinking sports professionals: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 –THE LIVE BROADCAST

    10:00amStart

    MorningSports & The Media

    Experience the different roles and career paths in sports journalism and get thrown in the deep end during the interactive publishing press and live commentary sessions.

    - The roles of reporter, broadcaster and commentator
    - The love-hate relationship between mainstream media and professional sports
    - Explore the importance of journalism in keeping fans up to date with the latest sporting events
    - Stop press: how to be prepared for publishing an article on the spot and utilising social media

    AfternoonLive on Air

    - Discover how the top sports journalists effectively transport their viewers into the stadium
    - Into the commentator’s booth: explore how the best journalists stay calm on air and commentate to fill the silence
    - Learn to tell a captivating story to make the game become a memorable event after the camera stops rolling
    - The reporter challenge: as a team prepare and perform a bespoke ‘live’ commentary on a historic sporting event
    - Receive feedback from professional sports journalists at a top news channel

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 – SPORTS PERFORMANCE SCIENCE

    10:00amStart

    MorningSports and Exercise Science

    Visit a top UK sports university: explore how athletes prepare for competitions, take part in exercise science activities with track runners and examine the key to success across multiple sports disciplines.

    - Take a tour to one of UK’s top sports universities and undergo a series of exercises aimed at enhancing your sports physique
    - Explore the use of heat chambers in reducing the risk of dehydration by aiding athletes in adapting to humid conditions when competing
    - Observe how top divers perfect their technique in a series of technical demonstrations
    - Take part in activities with professional track runners and receive valuable advice on how to maintain top physique
    - Key to success: examine how you can come out on top across multiple sports disciplines as a triathlete

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 –SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe Evolution of Tech in Sports

    Incorporate sports, technology and data during this day by learning about the latest sports tech innovation, exploring ideas for new concepts, and examining how data can be used in both beneficial and detrimental ways in the sports world.

    - Be introduced to the latest technological advancements and their use in sports
    - Learn how to use technology to plan and strategise important matches and familiarise yourself in unknown terrains
    - Enter the virtual world: devise a technological concept that would focus on mental reps and play knowledge without inflicting physical exhaustion
    - Examine the incorporation of technology to enhance an athlete’s training regime
    - Explore the use of virtual reality in sports rehabilitation and overcoming training barriers

    AfternoonRevolutionising Sports Through Data

    - Explore the importance of using data to monitor performance in sports
    - Technology in clothing: trial cutting-edge clothing and equipment to assess it’s ability in boosting performance
    - Visit a sports club and observe how data can be used to enhance the performance of a sports professional
    - Brain Meets Brawn: incorporate the use of athletic vests during training to track fitness metrics
    - Examine the different avenues data can be used in contracting new sports professionals
    - More Than a Number: investigate the implications of data analytics in measuring performance

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF SPORTS & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    10:00amStart

    MorningSports of Tomorrow

    Prepare for the future by examining the latest industry trends and using data driven approaches in key sports case studies.

    - Explore the role of big sports organisations and their power over local teams and the influence audience have on their decisions
    - Examine the latest data advancements that would enhance the sports experience in growing a stronger relationship with affiliates
    - Use a data driven approach and come up with a strategy to guarantee commercial growth across different revenues
    - Learn about the far-reaching influence the sports world has over purchasing power

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top athletes, agents, managers and other sporting professionals at Lord’s cricket ground.
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    10:30amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in the sports field post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in sports.

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

    10:30amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University tour: private tour of Loughborough University led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students, university sports teams and academics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    10:30amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university.

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the sports industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a major sports club as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role.

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    10:30amStart

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a major sports club and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre.

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1:00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A SPORTS PROFESSIONAL

    DAY 2 – SHAPING AN ATHLETE

    DAY 3 – THE SPORTING MENTALITY

    DAY 4 – AGENTS, MANAGERS & JOURNALISTS

    DAY 5 – SPORTS TECHNOLOGY & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A SPORTS PROFESSIONAL

    11:00amStart

    Begin your journey to becoming a top sports professional, whether you aspire to be an athlete, manager, broadcaster, have an interest in sports psychology and nutrition, this Summer Experience will support you on your pathway to making it big in one of today’s most competitive careers. Over the next five days you will be introduced to the key skills required to succeed including leadership, teamwork, and negotiation.

    MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top sports professional
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial professional skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including leadership, teamwork, and negotiation
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonSports Management

    - Understand the environment in which sports organisations operate
    - Working at a sports club: the roles and responsibilities within sports management
    - Club federations, laws, and associations: what do they do and how do they do it
    - On your marks: prepare your team and ensure they are receiving the appropriate amount of training, nourishment, and attention
    - The Event Manager: take on one of the top paid roles in sports and plan for a high-profile sporting event

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 2 – SHAPING AN ATHLETE

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe Nutritionist

    An athlete’s physique is paramount to their success. Take on the roles as trainer, physio and nutritionist to help shape a sports professional.

    - The role of a nutritionist and their influence on the sporting world
    - Understand the foundations of nutrition and metabolism
    - Super cleanse: how to turn an athlete’s body into a sporting machine
    - Carve out the best fitness and nutritional path for your athlete by finding out what goes into your food
    - A full plate: plan diets to meet a variety of professional athletes’ needs

    AfternoonTraining and Physiotherapy

    - Study the training regimes of sports professionals and the importance of conditioning your body
    - Explore the roles and responsibilities of a physiotherapist
    - Your route to becoming a physiotherapist
    - Examine the relationship between a top athlete and their physiotherapist
    - On the road: step into the shoes of a physio for a top sports team and understand the daily demands and expectations

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE SPORTING MENTALITY

    11:00amStart

    MorningSports Psychology

    Continue your exploration of the interdisciplinary fields in sports by learning about the importance of psychology, and delve into the mind of an athlete through mindset and performance activities, case conundrums and an in-depth case exploration.

    - The importance of psychology in sports and how it can influence performance
    - Mastering the mind: perseverance, initiative and the leadership skills needed to win
    - Tweaking your mindset: examine how attitude reflects on performance
    - Analyse the mindset of a fictional sports team and develop key techniques needed to enhance performance

    AfternoonYou, The Psychologist

    - Explore how an athlete’s behaviour prior to competitions dictates their success
    - Maintain performance and participation through a series of mental exercises
    - Examine case conundrums revolving around different fields of sports to overcome mental hurdles
    - Take on the role of a sports psychologist and advise an athlete with a debilitating injury
    - Road to recovery: build an action plan for your athlete and get them back on track

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – AGENTS, MANAGERS & JOURNALISTS

    11:00amStart

    MorningAgents vs Managers

    Important relationships don’t just happen on the pitch, start the day stepping into the shoes of a sports agent to understand the differences and complexities between representing an individual and representing a team, followed by an afternoon at a virtual broadcasting house where you become the journalist.

    - Scale up: working for an individual vs working for a club
    - Marketing & promotion: explore the role of PR and sponsorship deals in sports and their significance to revenue
    - Highlight the importance of an athlete’s image and their representation in media
    - Examine the power of large stakeholders in determining the fate of sports organisations and their affiliates
    - Contract conundrum: take on different roles to negotiate the best deal for top contracts

    AfternoonSports Journalism

    - Discover how the top sports journalists effectively transport their viewers into the stadium
    - Into the commentator’s booth: explore how the best journalists stay calm on air and commentate to fill the silence
    - Learn to tell a captivating story to make the game become a memorable event after the camera stops rolling
    - The reporter challenge: as a team prepare and perform a bespoke ‘live’ commentary on a historic sporting event
    - Receive feedback from professional sports journalists at a top news channel

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – SPORTS TECHNOLOGY & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    11:00amStart

    MorningSports Technology

    Incorporate sports, technology, and data by learning about the latest sports tech innovation and take part in a private networking event with top sports professionals from different walks of life.

    - Be introduced to the latest technological advancements and their use in sports
    - Learn how to use technology to plan and strategise important matches and familiarise yourself in unknown terrains
    - Enter the virtual world: devise a technological concept that would focus on mental reps and play knowledge without inflicting physical exhaustion
    - Brain Meets Brawn: incorporate the use of athletic vests during training to track fitness metrics
    - Examine the different avenues data can be used in contracting new sports professionals
    - More Than a Number: investigate the implications of data analytics in measuring performance

    AfternoonCareer Coaching & Private Networking

    - Your future career: how to knock it out of the park
    - Your path to becoming a successful sports professional: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top athletes, agents, managers and other sporting professionals
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in the sports field post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11:00amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11:00amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university.

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the sports industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a major sports club as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role.

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a major sports club and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre.

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11:00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in sports, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top sports professional
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4:30pmClose

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

    The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge. The London Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative 'Live Online' version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)

    Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student's name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

    Summer Experience Type London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
    Tour a Premier League stadium. Guide a professional sports team through state-of-the-art techniques to give them the ‘mental edge’ on match day. Negotiate a contract deal. Explore the role of PR in promoting an athlete and influencing the course of their career
    Keep your audience on the edge of their seats during an interactive live TV broadcast simulation. Trial digital athletic vests on real athletes to assess their performance. Shape a successful athlete with sports and exercise scientists
    Private networking session at Lord’s cricket ground with top sporting professionals
    5 days dedicated to coaching you on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in the sports industry
    Summer Experience fee
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750
    Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100
    Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100
    Alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (choose 5 or 10 day)
    £595

    £995

    n/a
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

    If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

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