Today, similar to all my days spent in this program, was an all-around remarkable day. This morning at my internship with Mission Athletecare the entire office was buzzing. There were meetings every other hour, a large number of packages to be sent to influencers, inventory to track, and Excel sheets to create. I was running around the office giving help to as many people as I could. I found myself running back and forth to our supply closest looking, counting and replacing merchandise upon someone’s request. I created and completed a number of Excel documents that would determine whether or not our sales percentage went up or down in the past week. I was also given the opportunity to assist the marketing team on Mission’s social media platforms, researching new and innovative ways we could boost our followers and get Mission’s name out in front of a bigger audience. Even though my heart was beating at 100 beats per minute, and it was a constant high-stress environment, I was still enjoying every second I was there. Did I mention this was all done before lunch?
“From the internship I obtained through this program to the number of astounding companies and reputable people that they put us in front of, there is nowhere else I could get this opportunity.”
Following my day at work, MSBA 2016 visited LeagueApps where we engaged in a “Storytelling 101” Workshop. We were able to meet and listen to Cameron Goldberg, VP Sales & Offensive Coordinator, Casey Miller, Business Development Manager, and Cory Zablow, Recruiting & Talent Manager at LeagueApps. Throughout our time with them, we were taught how to perfect our own personal story, whether it is about sports or about why we want to work in the sports industry. They taught us how to summarize our stories into a meaningful resume that can help us with our future job pursuits. We were also given great sales tips to use, such as the “Rule of 5-5-5”: you only have 5 seconds to tell them who you are, 5 seconds to get them excited, and 5 seconds to tell them what you need. We were also given great tips on how to approach an interview and what we need to bring to the table. I personally felt that I gained a lot from this trip to LeagueApps; it was great to hear from a company that was just as equally, if not more passionate about sports as I am. I really love what they do with youth leagues and I do believe that a company/service like theirs is something that is indispensable everywhere there is a youth sport organization.
To be honest, I feel as though MSBA is spoiling us. From the internship I obtained through this program to the number of astounding companies and reputable people that they put us in front of, there is nowhere else I could get this opportunity. I am absorbing so much, as well gaining an abundance of real world experience, and it is going to be tough to go back to Hawaii and finish my last year of undergrad with MSBA on my mind. I am going to miss this a lot when it is gone. However, I feel as though missing it is a good thing, because I know that I am going to work as hard as I can to get back in this position again.