Day 22: Man in the Mirror

William Mittenthal 2014 Leave a Comment

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It’s crazy to me how fast time has flown. Given that it was a Sunday (our day off), there was no speaker, no organized event, and nothing in particular that I was directed to write about. Ultimately, I made the decision to reflect on my time here at MSBA in order to highlight some of the unbelievable things I have done and learned during my two weeks in New York.

Because my school, Santa Clara University, is on the quarter system, I had to arrive to New York late. Hitting the ground running when everyone was fully used to the flow of the program was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my entire life. Outside of listening to the amazing speakers we’ve had the pleasure of meeting (Richard Bernstein and Eugene Lee were especially great for me due to the inspiration and my potential passion to be an agent), I have made a trip to Coney Island with Ben Sturner, began my internship with the Brooklyn Nets, and so much more.

In the sports industry, it’s all about who you know. Knowing Ben and David will be the single greatest resource that I believe this program will afford to us. The connections they have all over the sports world are invaluable for students like us who are looking to make a name for ourselves. Just through my interactions with David, I have set up a phone conversation with one of his friends who is an NBA agent, and will hopefully be talking with another one of his friends who works in Basketball Operations at the NBA. Going into these conversations with recommendations from David or Ben, either now or in the future, will be a blessing that I cannot describe.

Ultimately, I know that MSBA will provide me with the launching pad that I need to make the next step in my career. Being only a rising junior, I have plenty of time to figure out what I want to do. Being exposed to this much, at this early of an age, will turn out to be one of the best decisions of my entire life. I can’t wait for the remaining five weeks in the city.

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