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Pictured is SAEM alumna Dana Drewniak, ticket sales representative for Orlando Magic. | Photo by Rachel Maddox

Meet Dana Drewniak

Job title: Ticket Sales Representative
Employer: Orlando Magic
Degree earned: Bachelor of Science in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
Graduated: Spring 2017
College activities: SAEM Club
Scholarships from Point Park: Vice Presidential and Rowland School of Business departmental
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
High school: Kenston High School
Now living in: Orlando, Fla.
Hobbies/interests: Music and attending as many concerts as possible!
LinkedIn: Dana Drewniak

Dana is now a Jr. Group Events Specialist for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"When Dana came to Orlando for her interview she showed she was super eager, coachable and self motivated. She has a goal to be a successful corporate professional and you can tell she is willing to put in the work to make that happen."

-- Gary Mata, Ticket Sales Manager, Orlando Magic


How did your SAEM degree help you land a position with the Orlando Magic?

I do not think I could have landed a job with the NBA without Point Park. I loved that I was able to get to know all of my professors in the SAEM program on a personal level. They helped me so much along the way. I truly felt that they wanted to see me succeed in my career and that meant so much to me.

What inspired you to pursue a career in the sports field?

I originally intended to work in live music/entertainment management. However, during freshman year SAEM majors are required to do a job shadow assignment and I did mine with the Cleveland Cavaliers. I absolutely fell in love with the energy there so that's why I transitioned my career focus from music to sports management.

How did Point Park's faculty impact you?

Point Park University has the best faculty hands down, especially in the SAEM department! I loved that the faculty made an effort to get to know me well and help me apply for jobs.

What are your career goals?

I hope to one day be the director of corporate sponsorship for the Orlando Magic!

Final thoughts?

I cannot praise or thank enough the SAEM professors for their help and support! I feel so thankful to have landed a position with a professional NBA team right out of college. The Magic are an incredible organization that treats their employees so well. I truly am so lucky!


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