The Rose Bowl Game Mentorship Program 

The Rose Bowl Game Mentorship Program is a unique virtual and in-person mentoring opportunity that connects college students in the Los Angeles area, who are pursuing careers in the sports industry, with experienced Rose Bowl Game personnel.

The program is designed to provide mentees with career guidance and access to the inner workings of Rose Bowl Game operations and the team behind “The Granddaddy of Them All.” By broadening the mentees professional network and providing insightful feedback for real-world application, the program experience is designed to provide opportunities for the mentees to learn and navigate a successful career within the sports industry.

The Rose Bowl Game Mentorship Program is open to active two-year and four-year college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, who are seeking careers in events, marketing, media, production and operations. The program consists of an eight-week tailored mentorship experience that will begin the week of November 1, 2021 and will formally conclude the week of December 20, 2021. However, an optional behind the scenes look will be granted the week of December 27, 2021 as well as two tickets to attend the 108th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2022.

The program will select a total of seven mentees who will each be paired with a Rose Bowl Game staff member in a 1:1 format that aligns with the mentee’s area of interest. The program will kick off with a meet and greet and will continue with weekly scheduled calls, in-person shadowing opportunities, and a private session with the Rose Bowl Game Chief Administrative Officer. The program will also focus on mentee development by establishing goals, providing resume and portfolio review, networking opportunities, and bridging the mentee’s in-class learnings with the mentor’s existing job functions. The program is flexibly structured to accommodate both the mentee’s and mentor’s schedules.

Students interested in applying for the program must be currently enrolled at one of the pre-approved institutions within 50 miles of the Tournament of Roses headquarters in Pasadena, Calif.

E-mail submissions are due no later than September 30, 2021. Applicants accepted for the program will be notified on October 15, 2021.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Have an interest to pursue a career in the sports industry.
  • Be an active sophomore, junior or senior at a junior college or a four-year institution within 50 miles of the Tournament of Roses headquarters in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Submit the following materials via e-mail by September 30, 2021 to
    1. Proof of enrollment in a junior college or a four-year institution
    2. Create a one-to-two minute introduction video (in .mp4 format) explaining what being selected into the program would mean to you and what you’d like to learn from the mentorship (an alternative 300-word paragraph explanation will be accepted).
    3. One hype letter (testimonial) from a professor, coach, colleague, friend or family member on why you would be a good fit for this program
    4. State your top two areas of interest in the body of the email from the list below:
      • Stadium Operations
      • Team Operations
      • Marketing
      • Community Relations
      • Media Relations
      • Public Relations
      • Event Planning
      • Hospitality
      • Production
      • Administration

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