This is the first in our Alumni Spotlight Series, where we will tell the stories of our outstanding graduates. Be sure to check back often to hear how God is using LBC graduates all over the world!
Doug Condran (’16) graduated from Lancaster Bible College just a few short months ago – but’s he’s already broken into the 400 billion dollar sports management industry. He now works as a client services representative for the Lancaster Barnstormers, an independent baseball team based in Lancaster. You might be familiar with their kooky mascot, Cylo, or have seen our very own Chargers play exhibition games against them.
As an alumnus of LBC’s own sports management program, Condran knew the competition for a job in the field would be tough – so he made sure that his resume would stand out, starting many months before graduation. “I started working with the Barnstormers as an intern in January 2016 of my senior year at LBC,” said Condran. “I stayed on throughout the summer as a seasonal intern, and after the season, I was brought on as a full-time staff member.” His hard work as an intern paid off, and Condran now enjoys working for this beloved local baseball team.
Condran credits his education at Lancaster Bible College for his career-readiness. “The experiential learning at LBC was really beneficial for me,” he said, “And prepared me well for my career in the sports industry. Through internships and practicum, as well as working athletic events and Shadey’s Rugged Run, I received a ton of hands-on learning.” He also spoke highly of his biblical education from LBC, noting that its value reached far beyond the classroom. “It has strengthened my knowledge of Christ and given me confidence to stand firm in what I believe,” he explained. “I know that I can use my faith to make an impact in the world, especially in my daily encounters.”
When we asked Condran about what advice he’d give to college students who want to enter into the sports management industry, he replied, “Be willing to do things that nobody else is willing to do, go above and beyond expectations, and get as much experience as you can. If you work hard and work with enthusiasm, the right opportunities will open up for you!” His own experience is evidence of this good counsel. Condran added, “Believe in yourself and in your abilities. We are all unique, and every team member brings different skills to the table. Use your time in college to figure out what you are passionate about, what skills you possess and where you will find the most fulfillment in your career. Be yourself, work hard and have fun! Above all, do it to bring honor and glory to God.”
To learn more about Lancaster Bible College’s sport management program, click here.