Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
NB: Are there any major projects you will be a part of once you have more experience in this organization?
|Just a few photos Mike has sent me over the weeks|
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In the top right picture, I captured a memory I'll never forget and that was working the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Days during my second week at Pac-12 Networks. That was definitely a day where I was tested by being thrown in the mix without much direction. That day actually went really well and seeing everything behind the scenes was definitely the highlight of my day. This definitely taught me that when you're hired for a job, they expect you to be able to pull your own weight and your hand won't be held through the process. I went with my instincts that day and it taught me to go with my instincts no matter what the situation might be.
The picture below that is of Krystal Temkin (cohort 39), myself, and Desirae Burkley (cohort 39) wearing helmets from the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Days. We had a little down time, so why not pretend to be football players? Sometimes I can take work and myself a little too seriously, so this always reminds me it's okay to take a breather and to have fun.
To the left of that is a snapchat I sent way back on July 9th of my roommate, Alyssa Nakken (cohort 39) and I. This was on our way to orientation. I still get butterflies thinking about how nervous I was! I always smile looking back on that day mainly because it was the start of an experience I never imagined. I can guarantee I wouldn't believe it if you told me everything I had done in these last 10 months during that car ride to orientation. I had no need to be as nervous as I was.
The picture to the left of that was the most recent picture I took. It was taken May 18th, after Heather Vandevanter (cohort 39) and I ran the Bay To Breakers race. It was a 12k race which is 7.46 miles. It started by the Bay Bridge and finished by Ocean beach so we literally ran across San Francisco. I've always been a fan of races, so doing one that is so well known in the Bay Area has been a highlight for me.
The next picture to the left is of Nicole Loscavio (cohort 39) and I at the Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics game. Although we're good friends, we were rivals that night as our favorite teams battled for a win. It's always fun when my favorite teams come to town, especially when I get to go with a friend rooting for the other.
The picture below that is of my father and I. Last fall, I worked with the Oakland Raiders as a member of the Premium Services Game Day Staff. Being so far away from my family is definitely hard, so when I knew what day the Kansas City Chiefs were coming to Oakland, I had to get my dad there. As an early Christmas present, I was able to get him a ticket and fly him out to visit and see his team. My dad and I have always been the sport fans of our family, so being able to work for a team and do this for him was something I'll always cherish.
The last photo to the right of my dad and I is when a few of us went to a USF Men's Basketball game where they were trying to set a world record of how many people could be in a room with fake mustaches. Mike Pacini, Thomas Sweeney, Nick Walsh, Austen Powers and I all went to this fun event (and even got Don's masks).
All these memories were made in just a short 10 months and those aren't even all of them.With each memory has a lesson, and those lessons I try to apply to my daily routine. Whether it's a professional or personal lesson, USF has been more than just a learning experience in the classroom.
Friday, April 25, 2014
|Myself, Nick, Sweeney, and Adam at Angels Stadium|
With all the traveling that I've done over these last two months, it has really given me another perspective of the sport industry. I already knew there's a lot of opportunity within this field, but I think lately living in the Bay Area for the last 9 months has only had me thinking about this area since there are so many people and so many opportunities in sport.
Each day, all of the USF Sport Management students are sent e-mails with job and internship opportunities within the Bay, LA area, and even beyond state borders. I've been told a few stories about how a few people from earlier cohorts accepted positions for the summer outside of California but still managed to stay on course with their schoolwork. This definitely got me thinking about having a potential summer stint somewhere other than the Bay Area. After talking with Stan Fasci, he reassured that it's definitely possible, especially if it's an opportunity in an industry that I'm passionate about and hope to end up in.
I don't think many graduate programs can say that. I've already said multiple times how great this USF program is, but I don't think others could compete in the fact of their students staying on top of their work with an internship outside of where ever their campus may be. This is just another cool perk that this program has along with everything else that it offers.
As I've learned and said before, it's all about networking and who you know. USF not only gives you a large network within being in the program, but it also gives you an opportunity to create an even larger one outside of the Bay and LA area.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Dodgers vs. White Sox (Camelback)
Friday, February 14, 2014
A few weekends later, some of my classmates and I made our way to Berkeley to watch the #1 basketball team in country. I expected Arizona to pull out a win against Cal, but I think everyone in Haas Pavilion was just as surprised as me when Cal upset Arizona. To say the least, it was crazy witnessing Justin Cobbs' final shot to get the win over Arizona. Even the aftermath when I went to work Monday at Pac-12 Networks was insane.
|Nicole Loscavio (cohort 39) and I|
|Our Lombardi Trophy made by Amanda Holtz (cohort 39)|