Thursdays tend to be an eventful day in a typical MSBA week; this Thursday was supposed to be an off day from programming, but as I have learned this summer, in the sports industry there are no days off.
The day kicked off with one of my Mentors at Starbucks, a place that has hosted quite a few lengthy chats this summer. I am very grateful to my Mentors for their differences in perspective and experience in the industry, which I believe is a major benefit of the Mentorship Collective system. Not only are my Mentors at different stages in their own careers, but their expertise also falls in different parts of the industry, all of which are connected to my interests. Learning more about their respective sectors of the industry on a more intimate level has helped me formulate and validate my career interests and aspirations.
After coffee, it was back to work at Radegen Sports Management. My main responsibilities at Radegen include reaching out to brands and companies on behalf of our clients, building and updating press kits and one-pagers, and performing once-a-week on the softball fields of Central Park (we haven’t lost a game this season, and we don’t plan on doing so anytime soon). As I have become more comfortable with my role at Radegen, I have become closer with my colleagues and have taken on more responsibility. My internship has been exactly what I was looking for coming into the summer, and I couldn’t be any happier with my experience in that regard.
“I have always been a believer in the phrase ‘it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.’ After another long, hot, New York City summer day, my head hit the pillow with one thing in mind: it’s time to end this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on a sky-high note.”
After work, I headed over to the MSBA offices to take advantage of their one-on-one Office Hours. Bailey has been an incredible resource throughout this entire summer, and I knew I wanted to take advantage of the time that I was given. We had a candid discussion about my future endeavors from an academic and professional standpoint, and I left the meeting with a much clearer idea of the next steps to take to put myself in the best position to succeed.
One of my personal goals coming into MSBA was to be as introspective as possible when going through all that this experience has to offer. I knew that making a commitment to constantly reflect on my experiences would help me get the most of this summer. When I wrote my last blog, we had just reached the first quarter mark of the summer; today, I write this blog thinking about the home stretch of our MSBA experience. What could possibly be in store for these last two weeks? What kind of knowledge is left to be absorbed? How am I going to capitalize on the relationships I have made this summer, both personally and professionally? These are all questions that are running rampant through my mind, and I imagine I am not alone either. I have always been a believer in the phrase “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” After another long, hot, New York City summer day, my head hit the pillow with one thing in mind: it’s time to end this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on a sky-high note.