Combining a love for creating artwork with an entrepreneurial spirit wasn’t always part of the picture for Kody Michaels ’18. It wasn’t until he came to Saint Mary’s that he started putting his passions together and realizing that he could share his artistic talent and make a profit.
Thousands gathered to watch the adrenaline-fueled action of X Games Minneapolis 2018. Nine Saint Mary’s University students were also in on the action‚ working on site and gaining knowledge in fan experience, business operations, sports marketing, and more.
“At a smaller school like Saint Mary’s, you’re more connected with other students, teachers, and athletes,” said Palermo. “You have a lot of opportunities available to make your own and turn into whatever you want. You’re part of a community that works together and makes each other better.”
“The stress and anxiety that goes into preparing and making sure you’re well-versed on the topic at hand — that doesn’t change when you move to the business world,” he said. “Saint Mary’s does a nice job of exposing students to what the environment is going to be like once they get into the real world.”