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From ESPN to the Altoona Curve, 12 Point Park University students landed more than 100 internship/job interviews with industry executives at the 2017 Baseball Winter Meetings and PBEO Job Fair Dec. 10-14 in Orlando.  

To prepare for the meetings and job fair, the students — representing Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing — held weekly meetings during the fall semester to create their resumes, hold mock interviews and research the teams and executives attending.

Here's what students are saying about their experience:

"Everyone at the Winter Meetings is so willing to help you, guide you and give you unforgettable career advice. I had nine interviews and two job offers. I'll be working for Synergy Sports Technology in logistics operations (seasonally). Next summer, I'll be an intern in the sales department for the Bowling Green Hot Rods." — Kyle Kuhns, sophomore sports, arts and entertainment management major from Maplewood High School.

"I had interviews with eight teams and received an offer from the Omaha Storm Chasers and Perfect Game USA. I interviewed with ESPN, Salem Red Sox, West Virginia Power, the Altoona Curve, among others. One of, if not, the most rewarding experiences was establishing connections at the meetings. Everyone I met was so willing to offer advice." — Allison Schubert, sophomore broadcast reporting major from Butler Area High School. 

"Having so many interviews was one of the most rewarding experiences at the meetings. You work hard for so many months to prepare, and then you finally get those calls, texts or emails from people who want to talk to you about your life and experiences. It's really cool to see that all of your hard work pays off and gets noticed." — Suzie CoolM.A. in media communication student from West Allegheny High School.

"Overall, the Winter Meetings are an extremely rewarding experience. As attendees, we have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply to hundreds of jobs. This was my second time at the meetings, and I can honestly say that the interview process is most rewarding for me. No matter the outcome, it's a worthwhile experience because you learn life lessons from the pros." — Sara Mackulin, senior broadcast reporting major from Thomas Jefferson High School.

Get Involved With the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing

The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing brings leading executives from all facets of the sports and entertainment industries to the campus to speak at workshops and seminars.

These events give students the opportunity to hear from top professionals about best practices and principles within sports media and marketing, and to make networking connections that can be vital to pursuing a career in the sports industry. Contact Dani McSweeney, graduate assistant, to get involved today.

Photo by Dani McSweeney

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