internship lead to your current job or your first job out of college?
internship did lead me to my current job and my first job out of college. I
interned with the Portland Sea Dogs during the 2010 season, and while I was
interning with the Maine Red Claws for the 2010-2011 season, the Portland Sea
Dogs contacted me about a job opening.
Why or what
do you love about St. Joe’s?
I liked that
I was able to make strong connections with professors who helped me get to
where I am today. I also liked the close-knit relationships on my field hockey
What are you
doing now for work?
I am the
Sales Director of Tickets with the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor league baseball
team in Portland, Maine. Although I work primarily in the ticket office as one
of the season ticket holder liaisons and supervisors, I also make outgoing
sales calls to potential sponsorship and advertising clients.
you land the job you have?
and making connections helped me land the job I have now. Through my two
internships, I met a ton of people and was able to create many valuable
relationships that I still have to this day.
else you’d like to add?
emphasize enough the importance of getting out into the workforce, creating
those relationships, and getting your name out there. I started by contacting
professors who I knew would help point me in the right direction. I can’t thank
them enough for all the help they gave me, from repeatedly looking over my
resume to sitting down with me and giving me “real life” advice.
The path I
took wasn’t always glorious, but the hours of dedication I put in got me where
I am today. I can’t begin to count the amount of hours I’ve worked in minor
league sports since 2010, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s not easy
to get a job in the sports industry, especially with such a well renowned
organization as the Portland Sea Dogs. As a 22-year-old recent graduate, I am
so fortunate to be where I am in life.
worked with a sports marketing class here on campus on a special project that
gets students involved in a real-world marketing effort. Can you tell us about
was able to get St. Joe’s and two other colleges to participate in a contest to
sell the largest number of Sea Dog tickets to other students at their college
for a game during the spring semester. Students are in charge of developing
creative ideas to sell tickets. It will provide students an opportunity to use
skills learned in their Introduction to Marketing classes and relate them to
the sport industry. The Portland Sea Dogs created this event to give students
the opportunity to experience the work that goes in to creating and putting
forth a marketing campaign.