Mount Ida College junior Davendra Singh did not originally call Mount Ida home, but today, this Florida native could not be more proud to be a part of the Mount Ida community – a close-knit community campus that Singh calls “My Mount Ida.”
Journey to Mount Ida
Born in Queens, NY, Singh moved south to Kissimmee, FL, where he lived for 10 years and attended high school. Contemplating the next steps in his career path, Singh moved north to Massachusetts where he spent time touring college campuses and looking for programs combining his passions for sports and business.
After touring Mount Ida’s campus and speaking to faculty and students, Singh knew that he had found the perfect college fit for him.
“I liked that Mount Ida was a small campus and had a personal feel with professors, small classes and interactive learning.”
Enrolling in Mount Ida’s Sport Management Program, Singh was anxious to gain real-world experience and quickly signed-up for the program’s practicum course offering. This course allowed him to receive education credit for outside the classroom real-world business and sports operations internship experience in addition to learning interview preparation skills, and social media and job search strategies.
“I worked and assisted in sports operations on campus, while enrolled in the practicum course, and enjoyed how the class allowed me to really learn outside of the classroom.”
Singh plans to apply his education and real-world experience, both on campus and at Nike in Boston, where he currently works part-time in shipping operations, to secure an internship at Nike’s corporate operations in Oregon this summer. In addition to gaining real-world experience, Singh has already made plans to continue his education at Mount Ida by enrolling in Mount Ida’s accelerated 4+1 graduate program in Sports Leadership allowing him to begin pursuing his master’s degree during his senior year.
The opportunity to combine his passions for sports and business is just one reason why Singh calls Mount Ida home. When asked to summarize what makes Mount Ida special to him, Singh replied, “My Mount Ida is a very close community.”
“Working hard at classes, participating and getting everything out of your college experience – is what it’s all about,” Singh concluded.
To learn more about the Mount Ida Sports Management major, please visit our program degree homepage.