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Alumni Stories: Dan August, Financial Planner and Analyst for the NFL

Dan August with New York Giants' defensive tackle Rock Bernard at the XLVI Super Bowl Dan August '07 has worked for the past five years as a financial planner and analyst for the National Football League.  He previously worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.  At Dartmouth, August pursued a major in Economics and volunteered for DREAM.  He is currently working toward his Masters in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

What is your position?

Financial planner and analyst for the National Football League

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do:

Manage financial processes for NFL businesses including budgeting, forecasting and business planning. I also assist with analysis for key strategic NFL initiatives.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

Working for a company that I am a fan of and that millions of others take an interest in.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

Develop a strong skill set externally and keep an eye on the NFL career center. Depending upon what area we are hiring for, experience in sports is not necessarily a prerequisite.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Do not simply try to get your foot in the door, but rather look for positions that are good fits for your skill set. The NFL has a rotational program for students right out of college, but otherwise we generally hire people in specific fields or with sports backgrounds. Network with people in the field, ask smart questions, and check career centers if you are very interested.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

Dartmouth gave me the opportunity to get a great first job out of college (investment banking), which gave me the skills to join the NFL. Dartmouth's career center also helped me learn to be a better interviewee and make sure my resume was focusing on my strongest aspects.

Alumni Stories: Charlie Stoebe '08 on Entering the Media Industry

After graduating from Dartmouth in 2008 with a degree in Psychology, Charlie Stoebe immediately began a two-year Rotational Program at NBC Universal focused on digital media. Since completing the program, he's spent the past three years working in the sales and marketing side of NBC Sports. We asked him to tell us a little bit more about what it is like to work in Advertising and how to best enter the field: Position: Marketing Manager at NBC Universal (NBC Sports).

Two sentence description of what you do

Charlie Stoebe

The role of the Sales Marketing group is to generate revenue for NBC Sports through advertising. My specific role on the Marketing side is to come up with custom solutions for brands to execute on NBC Sports properties.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

I love how challenging and different each day is. On Monday I'll be thinking of how to convince McDonald's to spend money within Sunday Night Football, and then on Tuesday I'm working on an idea for Allstate within Premier League soccer. It's the benefit of working in a fast paced environment for a large company.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

I think the best way is to get a job within a large media company. I started in a rotational program where I got to see different sides of the organization (News Publishing, Ad Sales, & Digital Products) before settling down into my current role. Obviously that is not available everywhere but any exposure within a large media company will help you learn about the different skills needed within each department.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

I think the most important thing for Sales Marketing is writing. I have always loved writing - whether it be ridiculous emails to my fraternity or the infinite-page Psych papers each term. My job at its core is creative writing so having any background where writing is key will be extremely helpful.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

The NBC rotational program I started in came to campus for the Employer Connections Fair and that's how I got my start. Luckily for me the head of the program was a Dartmouth '97 and he was intent on having someone from Dartmouth get into the program - forever grateful to have been that someone.

Is there anything that we haven't asked you that you think we should?

The media industry is definitely underrepresented at most (if not all) career fairs, but don't let that fool you - there is a job for every passion and major. Check the careers section of the websites of all the major networks (NBC, CBS, ESPN, MTV, etc.) to see what's available. There are an infinite number of entry-level jobs at these companies so just because they don't come to campus does not mean they are not hiring.

Intern Stories: Jonathan Gault '13 on New England Sports Network

Position: New England Sports Network, Intern, New Media Department Location: Watertown, MA

Short description of what you do: I wrote, edited and posted content to NESN.com. Often this would involve editing beat writers' articles, editing photos and videos and jumping on trends by producing either articles or photo galleries on hot topics in the world of sports.

Major at Dartmouth: English

1. What was most satisfying about your internship?

It was great to be able to write about sports and have an outlet for my opinions. I also learned a lot while researching content, particularly when I compiled Top 10 lists/photo galleries.

2. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Read and write as much as you can. Those are the two best ways to make you a better writer, and being a good writer is the best way to get a job.

3. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

Career Services looked over my resume and provided a letter of support for my internships.

4. What do you plan to do when you graduate?

I plan to work as a sportswriter at either a newspaper or a website.

5. What are you involved in at Dartmouth?

I am a member of the men's cross country and track and field teams, and I am the former sports editor of The Dartmouth. I spend a lot of my free time following sports, reading publications including Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine and The Boston Globe, as well as ESPN.com and Grantland.com.

CAREER BLITZ: Sports

  1. NCAA – 2013-14 NCAA Postgraduate Internship – DEADLINE:  Dec. 7, 2012
  2. Career Athletes – on-campus Internships
  3. Team USA – keep an eye on this site to work with the US Olympic Team.
  4. Krossover – (Entry-Level) sports content, analytics and technology 
  5. Impact Basketball – Sport Business Internship.
  6. Major League Ball (MLB) - Public Relations Winter/Spring Intern (NYC based)
  7. Dartmouth College Sports – Varsity Communications Intern
  8. Strategic Communicators for College Athletics (CoSIDA) – Postgraduate opportunities
  9. Graduate School? -  check out the list of possible programs.
  10. National Football League (NFL) - Timing is everything! So plan ahead! Post-Grad Rotational Program and Summer Internships.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)DEADLINE TO APPLY – DEC. 7, 2012 2013-2014 Postgraduate Internship. http://bit.ly/TKabWE

Career Athletes  - on-campus internships for out-of-season athletes.  http://bit.ly/WMcWFb

Team USA – keep an eye on this site to work with the US Olympic Team.  http://bit.ly/SB6x0b

Krossover – a NYC-based sports technology company that has developed a great business breaking down game film for coaches at all levels.  http://bit.ly/QKDIjp

Impact Basketball – Sport Business Internship.  Successful intern will be involved with marketing material, social media outreach, and client/customer feedback.  http://bit.ly/121X8Tb

Major League Ball (MLB) - Public Relations Winter/Spring Intern (NYC based). Applicant must be available January through May!  http://atmlb.com/RDb5nu

Dartmouth College Sports – Varsity Communications Intern (Jan 1 through June 30, 2012) http://bit.ly/11M8Fac

Strategic Communicators for College Athletics (CoSIDA) – Postgraduate opportunities with varying levels of experience.  Be careful to check dates:  http://bit.ly/VK7vYs

Is Graduate School in your plans?  Check out the following list of graduate programs available in the Sports field:  http://bit.ly/VK7yn7

National Football League (NFL) - Timing is everything! So plan ahead for whichever opportunity fits into your D-plan! Post-Grad Rotational Program and Summer Internships:  http://on.nfl.com/TMCH7O

CAREER BLITZ: Sports

Topics include:

  1. NCAA Postgraduate Internship – DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Dec. 7, 2012
  2. Major League Baseball Careers – many opportunities to check out depending on your interest.
  3. 2013 Editorial Summer Internships with MLB – DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Nov. 24, 2012
  4. American Hockey League (AHL) – Spring 2013 Internships available with various teams.
  5. National Basketball Association (NBA) – Post-Graduate Associate Program details coming soon!
  6. Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) -  Help prevent violence through your Athletic Groups
  7. Teaching and Community Development Internship – with Tomorrow Youth Organization.
  8. U.S. Olympic Committee Internship Program – DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Nov. 16, 2012
  9. Launch a Student Chapter for the Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) – see how to do so.
  10. Outdoor Programs Office @ Dartmouth College - student employment opportunities.

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1. NCAA Postgraduate Internship (2013-2014)  –  DEADLINE for application:  December 7, 2012.  A one-year program for graduates interested in pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletic administration. http://bit.ly/PAzOZS

2. Major League Baseball Careers – explore opportunities in all areas of the League depending on your areas of interest:  http://atmlb.com/RDb5nu

3. 2013 Editorial Summer Internships with MLB – 30 opportunities for aspiring sportswriters.  Deadline to apply is Nov. 24, 2012.  http://bit.ly/RQFOdg

4. American Hockey League (AHL) is going strong!  Look for Spring 2013 Internships with various teams on this page:  http://bit.ly/UvjO8G

5. National Basketball Association (NBA) – Post-Graduate Associate Program details will be posted in early Winter! Bookmark this page for possible opportunities:  http://on.nba.com/UgfT4T

6. Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) - Help prevent violence through your Athletic Groups and Student Groups; do you see a need on campus or in the local community?  http://bit.ly/VQxv2R

7. Teaching and Community Development Internship – with Tomorrow Youth Organization.  DEADLINE   Nov., 16, 2012. Working in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, work with the youth to improve their situations through sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. http://bit.ly/PAA371

8  U.S. Olympic Committee Internship Program – DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Nov. 16, 2012.  offers internships in the areas of: broadcasting, Paralympics, journalism, marketing, sports medicine, sports administration, human resources, development, strength and conditioning, and more.   http://bit.ly/QkylYY

9. Launch a Student Chapter for the Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) – Be a trailblazer and open a chapter here at Dartmouth!  http://bit.ly/Vyt15n

10. Outdoor Programs Office @ Dartmouth College – looking for something to do?  Check out the opportunities right here on campus  http://bit.ly/IBY6Qv

For more information regarding Careers in Sports:  http://bit.ly/TuBi63

To make an appointment with an Advisor call 603-646-2215.

CAREER BLITZ: Sports & Recreation

CAREER BLITZ:  Sports

  1. Association for Women in Sports Media updated Conference information:
  2. Ivy Sports Symposium November 16, 2012 @ Columbia University.
  3. Ivy Sports Business Network:
  4. 4.     National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) 
  5. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  6. SGMA, the trade association
  7. Dartmouth College Outdoor Programs Office,
  8. Sports Careers:
  9. Women Sports Jobs
  10. Network with the Alumni available through the Dartmouth Career Network: 

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1. Association for Women in Sports Media updated Conference information:  http://bit.ly/IGqIqU 

2. Ivy Sports Symposium November 16, 2012 @ Columbia University.  Sign up for email notifications:  http://bit.ly/K21LVs 

3. Ivy Sports Business Network:  Connect to the Symposium through Facebook; email or become a member of the LinkedIn Group for the Ivy Sports Collaborative.  http://bit.ly/IH55VJ 

4. National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the exclusive industry trade organization for sports business professionals in the United States  http://bit.ly/IBXR83

5. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – ever wanted to work for the world of College Athletics?  Here’s a link to their Human Resources Employment Information:  http://bit.ly/IUrpZn

6. SGMA, the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, is still looking for Spring & Summer interns:  http://bit.ly/Ka6NBX 

7. Dartmouth College Outdoor Programs Office, offers student employment in a variety of settings.  See currently available listings:  http://bit.ly/IBY6Qv

8. Sports Careers: good listing of opportunities, plus some conferences.  Check it out!  http://bit.ly/IBYcaJ

9. Women Sports Jobs features Jobs of the Week! Check back often to see what’s new:  http://bit.ly/IqWSqx 

10. Network with the Alumni available through the Dartmouth Career Network:  http://bit.ly/GJV8ru

Field of Work:

Sports/Recreation = 61

Field of Specialty:

Adult Fitness = 4

Law:  Sports & Entertainment = 22

Sports/Recreation = 201

Sports Medicine = 12

**Want to talk about your Sports Job Search?   Call 646-2215 for an Appointment with a Career Advisor

Road to the Show April 18, 2012 - If you are SERIOUSLY considering sports as a career.

FOR STUDENTS: who are interested in sports, marketing, sales, and all facets of a professional franchise.  The following is a great opportunity to see the inside workings of a professional sports organization. Who: “Road to the Show” is designed for students who have an interest in sports, marketing, sales, accounting, finance, legal, or any facet of running a professional sports franchise. The event is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff from local colleges and universities.

 

What: A night for students to come to Fenway Park and enjoy a Red Sox game while also learning what it is like to work for a successful business from senior level Red Sox Executives. Students will receive: A Standing Room Only ticket for the 4/18 game vs. the Rangers ($20 value) A moderated Q&A session with Senior Red Sox Executives (exact attendees TBD) A special guest credential that includes information about Red Sox related internship programs A private, pre-game party on the Right Field Roof Deck from 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM with breakout discussions based on student interests with approximately ten senior level Red Sox employees A raffle that includes ticket upgrades and autographed items Opportunity to take photos with the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies A visit from Wally the Green Monster

Where: Fenway Park. Students will be asked to arrive at Gate B (Corner of Ipswich St. and Van Ness St.)

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Fenway Park. Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers at 7:10pm 3:45 PM: Students arrive at Fenway Park Gate B (corner of Ipswich St. and Van Ness St.) 4:00 to 4:45 PM: Q&A session moderated by a Red Sox broadcaster. Due to the number of students, questions will be submitted in advance at www.redsox.com/roadtotheshow 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM: Private pre-game reception on the RF Roof Deck with Red Sox employees (Concessions items are not included, but are available for purchase at this time). 5:40 PM: Gates open to the public. Note: At this time students have the option to exit the ballpark or remain inside Fenway Park until the game starts

Why: The Red Sox want to provide an opportunity for participants to see what it is like to work for a professional sports organization while also offering a fun night for students to enjoy the Fenway Park experience.

Purchase Information: Tickets are $25.00 per person for Standing Room Only tickets. Colleges or student groups that would like to participate must purchase a minimum of 25 tickets. Participating schools may distribute tickets to students, faculty, and staff in their sole discretion. Please contact Meghan Ryan at mryan@redsox.com or (617) 226-6987 to confirm your participation or if you have any questions.

Career Blitz: Sports

  1. United States Olympic Committee – Internship Application Deadline:  March 16, 2012
  2. London 2012 Summer Olympic/Paralympic Games
  3. Right to Play USA – both volunteer and internship opportunities.
  4. Right to Play International – volunteer opportunities.
  5. Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
  6. Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tour.  Assistant Event Director/ Road Crew
  7. Careers for Women in Sports – Women’s Sports Foundation

1.  United States Olympic Committee – Internship Application Deadline:  March 16, 2012 http://www.teamusa.org/jobs/usoc-internships

Internships available in the following areas:  Broadcasting, Legal, Marketing, Marketing/ Event Planning, Sport Clinic Administration, Sports Administration, Strength & Conditioning, Website Media/ Journalism.

2.  London 2012 Summer Olympic/Paralympic Games

Volunteer opportunities in London during the Games are available with the London Organizing Committee. If you are interested in volunteering consult the LOCOG official website: http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/volunteer/

3.  Right to Play USA – both volunteer and internship opportunities.

http://www.righttoplay.com/usa/Pages/Home.aspx

4.  Right to Play International – volunteer opportunities.

http://www.righttoplay.com/International/get-involved/Pages/Volunteer.aspx

5.  Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

Toronto 2015 is currently in the process of building its team, with the next recruitment phase planned for spring 2012. Specific employment opportunities will be posted here on the website, so please check back frequently.  http://www.toronto2015.org/lang/en/get-involved/employment-opportunities.html

6.  Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tour.  Assistant Event Director/ Road Crew

As a member of the road crew, you will provide operational assistance as required in the set-up, operation and tear down of the Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tour. http://www.kickit3v3.com/display.aspx?page_id=56

7.  Careers for Women in Sports – Women’s Sports Foundation

http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/get-inspired/careers-for-women-in-sports

*** For more information on SPORTS:  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/careers/sports.html

 

Sports Information and Opportunities

Sports Lawyers Association:  http://www.sportslaw.org/ A non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. Law student membership is only $75 and reaps many benefits.

Malakayehttp://www.malakye.com/default.asp

All the latest news, job postings and information for the action sports industry.

Teamworkonline.com       http://www.teamworkonline.com/default.cfm

Currently has 475 Internships listed in all types of sports related positions.  Check it out!  “As a job-seeker, you can apply for no charge (free!) to any position posted on TeamWork Online with any of our clients …. and have your application be reviewed by the employer.”

Undergraduate Sports Business Club (USCB) - http://ugsportsbusiness.com/internships/the-ivy-sports-business-network/

The ISBN is an organization composed of students and alumni from each Ivy League institution who either work in the sports business industry, or are pursuing careers in the field. We are currently reaching out to Ivy League alumni in order to provide internship and full-time job opportunities to students in the Ivy League.

Ivy Sports Collaborative on LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=3360129&trk=anet_ug_grppro

The mission of the Collaborative is to facilitate networking and professional development among students, alumni and professionals who either work in the sports industry or are pursuing careers in the field. We aim to promote the sports industry by supporting and fostering growth within our member clubs and affiliated organizations. In addition, we host networking events, present speaking opportunities to alumni, and provide our members from around the Ivy League with access to job opportunities by allowing employers to post internships and job openings through our network.

 

­Merchandise and Client Services Internship (Full time, college grads only) - Long Island Ducks (Central Islip, NY)  http://atlanticleague.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=41298

The Long Island Ducks of The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball are currently accepting resumes to fill the position of Merchandise/Client Services Intern for the 2012 season. The start date could be as early as March and the internship would run through early October. Knowledge of Photoshop and Quark a plus, as are experience in retail and customer service. Strong managerial and verbal skills are essential, as is the ability to work well in a dynamic, small-office environment. The successful candidate should be dependable, able to handle multiple tasks, work long hours (weekends & evenings included), be willing to get his/her hands dirty, and assist the Merchandise Manager in:

• Managing the daily operations of one of the most successful merchandise stores in minor league baseball (register use, financial responsibilities, staffing concerns, etc). • Preparation of all ‘Proof of performance’ pieces for sponsors • Interacting with fans in a customer friendly fashion. • Learning and teaching customer service and sales skills • Serving as support staff for all other departments on an “as needed” basis. This includes: Sales calls, mascot appearances, tarping the field, and much more… College Graduates only. This internship pays an $800 per month stipend. A detailed cover letter should accompany the application.  (Found through www.Teamworkonline.com)

Internship Notification - AHL Teams (Various Locations, NA) http://theahl.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=9166

From time to time, the teams in the AHL will be looking for interns. Make sure your email is correct and you check off the notification boxes, otherwise we cannot send you job notifications. Once you receive notification of a job, you must come back to the site to reapply.Entering your record here does not make you an applicant to any position and is not viewable by any team. If you complete your application and then press "edit your information" you can be notified of full-time positions as well. Please complete the application first and then modify it to include notifications for full-time positions if you are in your final year of college or graduate school.  (Found through www.Teamworkonline.com)

Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company is looking for a Senior Mobile Application Engineer http://churchilldownsincorporated.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=39288

Senior Mobile Application Engineer  We (twinspires.com) are looking for a senior mobile application engineer to lead the iPhone, iPad, Android, and other Smart Phone web application design, development and ongoing enhancements for an online, customer-facing sports wagering platform and live-video delivery as well as complementary consumer entertainment applications.  (Found through www.Teamworkonline.com)

Entertainment Intern - Lansing Lugnuts (Lansing, MI)  - Spring Term opportunity. http://prosportsmarketing.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=41721

JOB SUMMARY:  The Entertainment Intern(s) will focus in the Marketing Department, primarily relating to the areas outlined below. The Entertainment Intern(s) will work as part of a team of 5 to assist the marketing department with all facets of its operation and play a significant role in assisting Box Office, Retail, Front Desk, and Operations departments as needed during the day.

The Lansing Lugnuts are seeking a team of highly motivated, creative students, and can often work around a college class schedule. The Entertainment Interns will only work during Lugnuts’ 71 home games from 9am until the conclusion of the game. Games are played on nights, weekends, and holidays. The 2012 Lugnuts schedule can be previewed at www.lansinglugnuts.com/schedule.  (Found through www.Teamworkonline.com)

Internship Notification - AEG (Various Locations, XX) - http://aegworldwide.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=97

If you wish to be notified of internship opportunities as they arise please press the "apply" button below and check mark off the "notify me" boxes on the application so we can notify you when positions open that interest you. You will not be considered an applicant to any position unless you apply for that position. Make sure your email address is correct and updated on a frequent basis or we cannot guarantee notification. If you have already submitted information into this program, for updating your information, you should press the EDIT YOUR INFORMATION text at the top of the page. Thank you.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. When are you available for an internship?

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Specialty Bulletin - December 29, 2011

Think creatively.  There are many types of businesses and industries to which you can apply your skills and knowledge.  Many sports teams and athletic venues require all types of employees.  Check out the following postings to give you ideas as to where you might explore future opportunities.  

Seat Geek - Numerous Job Openings:  http://seatgeek.com/jobs/

SeatGeek is a ticket search engine used by millions. Our app enables you to compare hundreds of sites at once when shopping for sports, concert, or theater tickets. Our aim is to become America’s gateway to live entertainment - when Joe Smith in Random Town, USA wants to do something on the weekend, he will start with SeatGeek.

Sports Media Network – Internships:  http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/4ca4w5o2yo/sports-media-jobs/

Job# 453163924. We offer an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical work experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends.

NHL Hockey Jobs – current listing of Internships:  http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/jobs/jobs.cfm/Internships?supcat=222#38047

Do you like hockey?  Or just the idea of working for a team.  Check out the opportunities available for Spring internships.

NASCAR Internship Opportunities - http://www.employment.nascar.com/#/internship

NASCAR offers full-time and part-time internships to college students year-round as well as a Summer Diversity Internship Program. These unique opportunities allow students to work in a hands-on environment with the fastest growing sport in America and to learn what could never be taught in a classroom:  real world experience.

NYC Parks and Recreation Departmenthttp://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/internships

Parks & Recreation is the steward of more than 29,000 acres of land  — 14 percent of New York City  — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds; we manage five major stadia, 600 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches; we care for 800 monuments and 23 historic house museums; we look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal provider of athletic facilities. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

** If you’re not interested in NYC, check out the Parks and Recreation Departments of any city or town.  Check for Internships, or go in to their offices and start a discussion.

ESPN Job Zone - http://espncareers.com/career-areas/default.aspx

Can’t decide where you’d like to work within the Sporting Industry?  Educate yourself in the various ways that the employees at ESPN contribute to their success.  “It’s come down to this. Time to select where your breakout career at ESPN will start. The brilliant part is that to be a worldwide leader, it takes plenty of areas working together. This means you’ll have the chance to find a role that fits your skills and experience best. And as your career explodes, you’ll be able to take advantage of plenty of opportunities that come your way inside ESPN.”

Boston Red Sox Fellowship Program - http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/community/fellowship.jsp

The Boston Red Sox Fellowship program was created in 2006 to provide recent college graduates (and/or recipients of advanced degrees) the chance for immersion into the day-to-day operation of a sports franchise. The program provides an alternative method to increasing diversity in professional sports while also helping to attract talented college graduates into the sports industry.

Right to Play – want to make a difference to underprivileged children through sport?

Mission:  To improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.

Vision:  To create a healthier and safer world through the power of sport and play.

Values:  Right To Play’s values reflect the best practices of sport and play.

CO-OPERATION
HOPE
INTEGRITY
LEADERSHIP
DEDICATION
RESPECT
ENTHUSIASM
NURTURE
 

Check out Right to Play website:  http://www.righttoplay.com/International/Pages/Home.aspx

 

 

 

Boston Red Sox Fellowship Program - January 16, 2012 Deadline.

Description:  The Boston Red Sox Fellowship Program was created in 2006 to provide recent college graduates (and/or recipients of advanced degrees) the chance for immersion into the day-to-day operation of a sports franchise.  The program provides an alternative method to increasing diversity in professional sports while also helping to attract talented college graduates into the sports industry. This year, the project will provide the Fellow with a unique level of exposure throughout the entire Boston Red Sox organization.  The project will be to research, design, and implement a new hire orientation program that will provide new employees insight into the baseball industry as well as  an introduction to the internal departments of the Boston Red Sox.  The Fellow will gain significant exposure and experience in a professional environment while adding value to the Boston Red Sox organization, and their Human Resources platforms.

*Note:  Fellows are not guaranteed employment with the Boston Red Sox after the Fellowship concludes.

Requirements:  Fellows must have exceptional communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Fellows are expected to work peak operation times throughout their program including some nights, weekends and holidays.

For more information and the Application procedures:  www.redsox.com/fellowship.

 

Arts Specialty Bulletin, November 3, 2011

  1. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (www.smfa.edu)
  2. Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies (SIAMS) 2012 (www.smith.edu/siams)
  3. Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowship (www.berkeleyrep.org/fellowships)
  4. Video Production Internship for Pro Sports (http://www.jobsinsports.com/job-listing/pro-sports-video-production-internship-uniondale-ny-453173252)
  5. Graphic Arts Internship with Sports Merchandiser (http://www.jobsinsports.com/job-listing/sports-merchandiser-graphic-arts-internship-buckeystown-md-453173234)
  6. Garmin Communications Specialist (http://www8.garmin.com/careers/communications.html)
  7. New York Film Academy – Master of Fine Arts Degree Program  (http://www.nyfa.edu/masters/)
  8. 2012 Historic House Museum Internship (www.mmo.org)
  9. What Does the US Arts Community Look Like? NEA Study Sheds Some Light (http://hyperallergic.com/39376/nea-study-of-artist-wages/)
  10. Did you know…. Dartmouth Alumni in the Arts/Entertainment Field (http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/alumnicareers)

1. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (www.smfa.edu)

Master of Fine Art (MFA) Program:  Two year degree awarded by Tufts University.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education (MAT) Program:  One Academic year + a summer with the Education Department at tufts University.

Post-Baccalaureate Program:  One year program to prepare students for advanced study and a career in the arts.

2. Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies (SIAMS) 2012 (www.smith.edu/siams)

The Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies at Smith College engages liberal arts students in an in-depth, behind-the-scenes, hands-on exploration of art museums.  SIAMS is an intensive, hands-on, six-week, co-educational, exploration of art museums and museum work for undergraduates and recent grads.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 2012

3. Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowship (www.berkeleyrep.org/fellowships)

Berkeley Rep provides a year-long fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to provide support for the award-winning company’s ambitious and innovative body of work.

4. Video Production Internship for Pro Sports (http://www.jobsinsports.com/job-listing/pro-sports-video-production-internship-uniondale-ny-453173252)

General office duties, which include but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of video shoots – from set-up to dealing with talent as well as being a production assistant.

5. Graphic Arts Internship with Sports Merchandiser

(http://www.jobsinsports.com/job-listing/sports-merchandiser-graphic-arts-internship-buckeystown-md-453173234)  Our company is looking for an intern in the graphic arts field. Projects and goals will be set and a game plan will be established to help interns achieve and surpass goals. We offer the latest version of most graphic arts software such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark, and many more.

6. Garmin Communications Specialist (http://www8.garmin.com/careers/communications.html)

In communications, we dream it and create it! We have an in-house advertising agency that handles all of the company’s promotional and communication needs. Included in this department are artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists.

7. New York Film Academy – Master of Fine Arts Degree Program  (http://www.nyfa.edu/masters/)

An ideal applicant for the New York Film Academy Master of Fine Arts programs must demonstrate a sincere passion for motion picture storytelling, the ability and desire to collaborate with other artists in a creative environment, and must submit a creative portfolio (Supporting Materials) that illustrate the applicant's ability to undertake graduate level study, accelerated level of talent and potential for success within the profession.

8. 2012 Historic House Museum Internship (www.mmo.org)

The Mitchell House has been a museum since 1903 and is one of the first historic house museums in the United States established to honor a woman. This internship is for those majoring in or who have a career interest in history, art history, museum studies, historic preservation or the conservation and restoration of decorative and fine arts.

9. What Does the US Arts Community Look Like? NEA Study Sheds Some Light

(http://hyperallergic.com/39376/nea-study-of-artist-wages/)

There are 2.1 million “artists” in the United States, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. The national arts organization has just released a study that examines the demographics of the country’s artists.  Check out the article.

10. Did you know…. Dartmouth Alumni in the Arts/Entertainment Field (http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/alumnicareers)

In the Dartmouth Career Network there are 622 Alums who reported working in the Arts/Entertainment Field of Work.  Within that field there are the following specialties:

1 = Actor/Personal Trainer

7 = Consulting

8 = Faculty/Teaching (including one here at Dartmouth College – can you guess who?)

1 = Information Services

11 = Marketing/Market Research

14 = “Other”

106 = Performing Arts (including comedian Rachel Dratch).

Log into the Career Network and see what types of work the Alumni are doing these days.  Then connect with those in fields of interest and start up a conversation.  You never know where it will lead!

Preparation, Pitching, and the Perfect Interview

This is the second installment in a three part series from recent grad, sports fan, and PR enthusiastic Megan Ogulnick. Megan is currently searching for her first full-time job, you can find her on Twitter: @MOgulnickMegan_ogulnick

Baseball is one of the most superstitious games in the world. Players may say you make your own luck, but watch that same player as he makes an effort not to step on the foul line. Between eating fried chicken before every game, taking batting practice in multiples of 3 or wearing the same warm-up jacket before each start, baseball players have numerous ways they get ready for a game. Of course, not all of them have to do with superstitions. I met Ryan Dempster, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, in Texas during a 3-game series against the Texas Rangers. Since my uncle works for the team I got to be in the park before everyone else. Regardless of the scorching heat, Dempster ran bleachers around the entire stadium before each game. Just one of the ways he prepares. Whether it's taking batting practice or watching film, baseball players do whatever they can to fully prepare for each and every game.

This same attitude can be applied to the job search. Sure you won't find me eating fried chicken before every interview, but I do have my set ways of preparing. Here are some steps I take in preparing for an interview:

1. Research: As soon as I have an interview set up, I make it my goal to find out as much as possible about the company. Look on the web, ask friends, ask family or anyone you may know in the industry. It is important to know the company’s reputation, objectives, values and goals. Know their brands, products and important clients. The more you know about the company, the better equipped you'll be to customize your answers. Interviewers will be impressed with your knowledge of the organization and it will show your dedication to the position.

2. Review Your Qualifications: You know how great you are, but it's important to be able to articulate that. Before going into an interview think about the skills necessary to succeed in this position. Do you need to be organized, have good time management, have good writing skills or be good with people? Now, customize your own skill set to the position you are applying for. In addition, be able to articulate how you have put those skills in action recently. Use examples to prove your point and demonstrate your skill set.

3. Prepare Questions: The job seeker isn't necessarily the only one being interviewed. It is important for the interviewee to ask questions as well to see if the company is a good match. Before heading to an interview prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Examples of these are, "What are the responsibilities of the position?”,  "What qualifications or skills are you looking for this person to hold?" and  "What are the goals for this position?". Interviewers will evaluate you not only on your answers to their questions, but also the questions you ask them. I try to prepare at least 5 questions prior to each interview.

4. Be Prepared!: I know this seems obvious, but this is key. Besides what I discussed above, also make sure to have extra copies of your resume, have your portfolio prepared (or multiple copies if you’d like to leave a few behind) and have your outfit ironed and ready the day before. Know exactly where you are going and allow enough time to purchase train tickets, get gas or take the bus to wherever the interview is. Don't wait until the last minute to get everything organized. You want to have a clear head going into the interview and being prepared ahead of time will help you with that.

I recently spoke with CJ Wilson, a relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers, about preparing for games. "The key is to focus on the process of what makes you successful. We make a routine where we do stuff in the same order so that our minds and bodies have all the tools needed to go out and do the job." If you’re a real sports fan you know what you need to do to succeed. We see and hear about it everyday. Players taking batting practice, pitchers having a catch on their off-days, teams watching film before an upcoming game. Whether in sports or in your job search, if you prepare properly you’ll have all the tools necessary to succeed. I’ve always been complimented on my interviews and that’s because I follow the steps I laid out above. I research, I prepare and I set myself up for success.

Whether you're a baseball player or recent college graduate, preparation is key.

Megan applies lessons and inspiration learned from sports for her job search. How do you set yourself up for success?

On Aspiring to a Career in Sports & "Living the Dream"

I've been lucky enough to meet some wonderful recent grads on Twitter, several of whom have shared with me their goals and aspirations. This is the first installment in a series of three from Megan Ogulnick. As you'll see, Megan is seeking a position which enables her to combine her love of sports with her interest in PR. Stay tuned to follow Megan's adventure on carving a path in a tough market.Megan_ogulnick1

I've been a sports fan my entire life. The earliest support of that is a picture of me at 6 weeks old in a Chicago Bears sweater and Harry Carey glasses on. My dad, being born and raised in Chicago, was a die-hard Chicago sports fan. It was all about the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. That being said, it was no surprise I had Chicago Bears Onesies, Cubs school supplies and was able to recite the entire Bulls starting line-up including Bill Carmrine, Horace Grace and Scottie Pipsen (I know now those aren't their names) by the age of 4. My uncle, who now does Pre- and Post-game radio for the Texas Rangers baseball team, was a constant presence growing up, which meant so was sports. I grew up following his career in sports media and admiring him for following his dream. And now, not surprisingly, his dream has become my own. Like family, sports has always been a presence in my life. A presence that has taught me about as much as any class ever as. One of the biggest lessons that sports taught me was one that my uncle learned at a young age; follow your dreams.

Confucius once said, "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." In my opinion, truer words have never been spoken. Growing up this was a lesson I was told often; do something you're passionate about. This was one of the first lessons I was taught from sports. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to go to Minor League baseball games. Many of the players were barely out of high school and on their own for the first time. These boys loved the game and you could tell. With scouts watching and local fans cheering them on they put everything they had into the game. Getting paid close to nothing, traveling constantly and staying in motels every night, you knew these boys were there for a reason; they loved the game. It was their passion, their life and they would do whatever it took to make their dream come true.

Some people, like myself, are born knowing what they want to do. Others have to experiment a bit to truly realize what they’re meant for. In difficult economic times such as these many people are settling for any job they can find, but my hope is that eventually they will follow their hearts and do what makes them happy. Everyone’s dream is different. Mine is to work in sports.

But regardless of the shape or size of your dream, all of them are attainable. The first step is simple; ask yourself what it is you really want to do. Has it always been a thought in the back of your mind? Do you have a particular passion? Have you been afraid to try? If you are not sure, do some research! Learn about different career options or paths you could take. Some people need to try a few things before they know for sure. In that case, take a few internships to see what it is you really enjoy. Experience is key to truly learn about a particular industry or career path. Lastly, do what you have to do to make your dream happen. Hone your skills or go back to school if you must. No dream is unreachable and if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen.

My dream is to work in sports. I want to meet new people, travel the country, help others and put my passion to work. I know the power sports can have in impacting people’s lives and I want to be a part of that. New York Mets General Manager, Omar Minaya once said, “We were born with baseball in our blood. It’s more than just a sport. It’s a passion. It’s an opera. It’s just a way of being. It’s almost like breathing.” I was born with sports in my blood. It’s part of what makes me the woman I am today. I know there will be obstacles and I know my dreams won’t come true with the snap of a finger, but I do know that I can make it happen. So for now I’m okay traveling from city to city and staying in local motels, because it will all be worth it when I finally get the call, “You’re goin to the Show.”

You can find Megan on Twitter: @MOgulnick