#PittsburghMe: Meet Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major Derek Brough Monday, June 1, 2015
Meet Derek Brough
Majors: B.S., Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
Expected Graduation: 2017
Hometown: North Huntingdon, Pa.
High School: Norwin Senior High School
Why did you choose Point Park?
I was attracted to Point Park for the urban campus, the SAEM program and the fact that it is so close to friends and family back home.
Who is your favorite professor and why?
Steve Tanzilli would have to be my favorite professor because he really gives his students information and opportunities that will last throughout their collegiate and professional careers. He has served as a mentor to me and works with me to make sure that I will be successful in the future.
Where is the best view of the city?
I think the best view of Pittsburgh would be from the top of Mt. Washington. I love being able to ride the incline and look at all the lights in the Downtown area.
What activities are you involved with here at Point Park (both on campus and off)?
I am an admissions assistant/tour guide for the University as well as an orientation leader for the 2015 - 2016 school year. I am involved in the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Club, Honors Student Organization and have been involved in the United Student Government and WPPJ radio station previously.
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
I believe that going to Point Park has really helped me gain more networking skills. Through the offices at the Career Development Center and the SAEM team I have been able to make amazing connections that have led to my different internships with the University of Pittsburgh's athletic department and Walt Disney World.
Pittsburgh is the city of bridges, what else could Pittsburgh be "the city of"?
Pittsburgh should also be known as the city of rivers. Taking a walk down to Point State Park is so much fun and the view of all three rivers connecting is breathtaking.
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Photos by Victoria A. Mikula, junior photojournalism major
Text by Jakob Como, senior multimedia major