As an avid user of Twitter (if you like kind-of-funny retweets and hot takes, go ahead and give me a follow @zvollms), Friday’s Office Field Trip to Twitter’s NYC office was one I had been looking forward to all week. My classmates and I got to hear from Jay Bavishi, Brad Aikins, and David Herman, who each work in different departments at the company. Coming into this summer, I had never really thought about how there could be jobs in the sports industry at a company like Twitter. Boy was I wrong though, as Twitter prides itself on being a one-stop shop for sports, news, and entertainment. If you’re into marketing, sales, social media, or even content partnerships, there is a place for you at Twitter. Jay, Brad, and David gave us great insight into their day-to-day roles and what they do, each of which is is very unique. Jay’s work consists of B2B sports marketing with a focus on Olympic and World Cup sales, Brad is a Client Partner on the Client Solutions team working with companies such as Comcast, and David serves as an Associate Partnership Manager working exclusively in sports. Each role is equally important in making Twitter the successful company that it is today.
“MSBA has provided me with the perfect platform to step outside my comfort zone and meet new people, as well as learn and do new things. The resources I have been provided with this summer are invaluable and have set me up for a lifetime of success in the industry.”
Many parallels can be drawn between my summer in MSBA and Friday’s Office Field Trip. One piece of advice that really struck me was from David, who said that every week he tries to meet someone new, learn something new, and do something new. When I took a step back and thought about it, I realized I had been doing this throughout my entire summer. MSBA has provided me with the perfect platform to step outside my comfort zone and meet new people, as well as learn and do new things. The resources I have been provided with this summer are invaluable and have set me up for a lifetime of success in the industry. This summer has been one of the greatest of my life and I am sad to see it end. I know, though, that I will take the advice from Jay, Brad, David, and all of the other professionals we have heard from this summer and put it into action.