Jennifer Moeder has been involved in several programs that have shaped her academic and professional career. She landed an internship with the Bowie Baysoxs Minor League Baseball team as a freshman and became the Director of Funds for her sorority Delta Gamma, as a sophomore. She was also selected to be a member of the Bulls Business Community and the Business Honors Program (BHP). Through the BHP, she wrote her undergraduate thesis about “Modernization and Legacy Events” and was inspired to volunteer at the Super Bowl LV, hosted by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.
These experiences inspired her to apply to graduate school and through the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management program, she has participated in various community events in the Tampa Bay Area, such as the Tailgate Taste Fest, Special Olympics Florida, and numerous 5Ks for local charities. She also served as Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Wells and other professors providing support on research projects.
As a result of her work ethic, she was offered a Graduate Fellowship for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Event Development Institute (EDI) where she was responsible for the operations and logistics of major events, managing vendor/client relationships for all EDI events, managing hospitality suites for the Valspar Championship, and coordinating all participants in Pete Alonso’s Battle for the Bay.
In addition to these achievements, she also was on the winning team of the National Sports Forum’s Case Cup competition, a competition for graduate students in high-performing sports management programs throughout the country.