Learning in Action at the ESPN Winter X Games

A team of 10 students from the College of Business Hospitality program just returned from a four-day trip to Aspen, Colorado, for the ESPN Winter X Games. These College of Business students not only saw some amazing athletics, but got right into the action, giving directions and assistance to X Games fans.

“The Winter X Games provided this group of students an unparalleled experience,” said Amy Dorey, assistant professor with the Hospitality Management program. “Students learned to use facility-wide radio communication systems to handle crowd control and movement during the worst winter storm the area has seen in years. This team of students illustrated the value of Ferris education. The ESPN management team relied heavily on them to lead important tasks.”

One event drew over 49,000 attendees, making it one of the biggest these students have been a part of. Students could work in different areas of the X games, learning new things each day.

“If I were offered this opportunity again I would take it in a heartbeat,” said Amber Dewitt, a senior in the Hospitality program. “It was truly an experience of a lifetime, and it’s an opportunity I will never forget that Ferris was able to give me.”

Students received rave reviews from the ESPN management team about their professionalism, work ethic, and extremely positive attitudes during difficult work conditions.

Learn more about the ESPN X Games by following this link.