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Megan Jones, Club Marketing Manager at Heinz Field

Pictured is SAEM alum Megan Jones, event coordinator at the CONSOL Energy Center.

Meet Megan Jones

Job title: Club Marketing Manager
Employer:
PSSI Stadium Corp. at Heinz Field
Major and minors: Sports, arts and entertainment management major with minors in business management and jazz dance
College activities:
Apprenticeship at Pittsburgh Playhouse, SAEM Club
Graduation year:
2009
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Current residence:
Shadyside section of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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What factors made you choose the SAEM program at Point Park?

I originally chose Point Park for its outstanding dance program and knew that I wanted to pair dancing with a business degree.  Sports, arts and entertainment management instantly stood out to me when I was reviewing my options.  I loved that it had the traditional business classes mixed in with industry related courses that for me applied to a passion I had been involved with my entire life -- dance.  Once I got deeper into understanding the dynamics of the major and how interesting all three industries were, I felt 100 percent certain that I chose the right path. 

What are some of your key responsibilities as a club marketing manager?

My key responsibilities are booking, coordinating and managing Club events; maintaining and advancing the integrity of the Club at Heinz Field; and operating the club on football game days.

Please list your internship experiences.

  • Front of House Apprenticeship – Pittsburgh Playhouse
  • Channel Marketing Intern – Reynolds and Reynolds
  • Management Intern – The Pillow Project Dance Company
  • Project Management Intern – Sherer Incorporated and The National Summit
  • Special Events Coordinator – Summer Study Programs
  • Production Runner – Live Nation
  • Event Operations Intern – PSSI Stadium Corp. at Heinz Field
  • Operations Intern – SMG at Mellon Arena/CONSOL Energy Center

How have all your internship experiences benefited you and what role has the SAEM program played?

I tried to get a variety of experiences when selecting internships to make sure I was getting a well-rounded exposure to various career options.  A significant turning point was in my junior year was when I took a class in event management.  I was far enough into my education that I was able to start noticing what my strengths and weaknesses were.  I realized how much fun I had participating in class projects and that I wanted to pursue this as a career.  From that point on, I found it beneficial to cater my internships to the event management path.  Those internships and the SAEM specialized courses gave me the background knowledge I needed to apply to real-life situations and successfully achieve my first career goal of becoming an event coordinator.

What are your future career goals?

I want to keep learning as much as I can about the industries and continue gaining responsibilities with event production, consultation and creative projects.