Blog8-Malcolm

Day 8: No More Nerves

Malcolm Montilus 2017, Blog

Unlike many of my MSBA classmates, living in New York is not new to me; as an NYU student, I’ve lived in New York for three years now. That being said, like my MSBA classmates, I was both nervous and excited on my first day of the program because I knew the eight weeks ahead of me would truly be life changing. Coming in, I didn’t know if I was going to like my internship. I didn’t know if I would connect with the rest of my class since I wouldn’t be living in MSBA Housing with them. I didn’t know what to expect from the Speaker Series and Mentorship Collective.

Through this first week, I realized I was nervous for no reason at all.

My digital marketing internship at Roc Nation is going amazing. I’ve worked on CC Sabathia’s Charity bowling event, where I was able to chill with David Ortiz, Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge, Matt Holiday, Brett Gardner, David Price, and a lot more Yankees and Red Sox players I didn’t recognize. I’ve worked on promoting Kevin Durant on social media during his amazing NBA Finals MVP performance. I’ve worked on promoting “The Rematch” fight between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. I can’t wait to start on more projects in the future.

“This first week has shown me that I chose the right fam to join. Not only do they motivate me to succeed in the sports industry, but I look forward to every opportunity I have to hang out with them too – whether it’s at a Speaker Series, Career Workshop, or just grabbing something to eat. I can already tell these are going to turn into some of my best friendships.”

From the moment MSBA Orientation began and I listened to where each of my fellow classmates are from and where they are working this summer, I realized that we have a special group. I’ve always been a believer in W. Clement Stone’s quote, “You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” This first week has shown me that I chose the right fam to join. Not only do they motivate me to succeed in the sports industry, but I look forward to every opportunity I have to hang out with them too – whether it’s at a Speaker Series, Career Workshop, or just grabbing something to eat. I can already tell these are going to turn into some of my best friendships.

The Speaker Series and Mentorship Collective are two of the main factors that drew me to MSBA, and they haven’t disappointed. Both have given me a whole new perspective on the sports industry, from Alex Rosen telling us to look at networking like building friendships to meeting up with my Mentors and talking about their respective journeys through the sports industry, it has all been a great learning experience. I’ve been more exposed to the sports industry this first week than I ever have; it’s crazy to think that this journey has just begun.