Welcome to the third edition of your Dublin newsletter!

June 1, 2019

In this newsletter you’ll find the link to join our team’s WhatsApp group (texting/messaging), meet another mentor and learn about new team members!

PROGRAM CHECKLIST:

Below is a checklist to make sure you are up-to-date. Be sure to visit the Living Sport Dublin Portal where all details can be found.

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Passport: A copy of the photo page is needed for our records.

Participant Info/Medical Records/Emergency Contact Forms: This form is very important and will be kept on file as we travel in case of an emergency.

Travel Insurance: Policies will be sent directly to your email. We will provide confirmation via this section in the newsletter when the policies are sent out.

Flight Information: Group flight information has been sent via e-mail. Tickets will be issued to you via e-mail three (3) weeks prior to our departure. If you have booked your own flight, please upload your travel itinerary to your Dropbox folder. Itineraries should include dates, times, and flight numbers.

WhatsApp: Be sure to download the WhatsApp app ASAP and join our Dublin 2019 group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KQp6H2FDfsdJvCslsWEgdC This is the best and easiest way for us to communicate throughout the trip!

Trip Information: You can find the Dublin itinerary, lodging details, and emergency contact information for Living Sport on the online portal as well. 


WHATSAPP - A GREAT WAY TO TALK & TEXT WITH WIFI!

Download the WhatsApp app ASAP and join our group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KQp6H2FDfsdJvCslsWEgdC

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With WhatsApp, you'll get fast, simple, secure messaging for free* (*if connected to WiFi). WhatsApp enables text and voice messaging over your phone’s data connection. By forcing the information through WhatsApp servers, you are able to avoid SMS charges. Such charges can be significant in foreign countries. Using WhatApps in another country simply involves forcing your phone or similar device to use Wi-Fi instead of local cellular connections. The catch is however that you MUST be connected to WiFi.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Download the WhatsApp app

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2. Turn off your cellular connection. For most phones, go into the settings menu and turn off the cellular data setting. For more information on doing this in Windows, iOS and Android phones, see the links under “Resources.”

3. Connect your phone to a compatible Wi-Fi network. Throughout the world, Wi-Fi uses a signaling standard that is compatible with virtually all smartphones.

4. Open WhatsApp and use as you normally would. WhatsApp will use the only available connection, Wi-Fi, to complete your conversations.

TIPS:

  • When traveling abroad, it’s wise to set your status to something that informs your WhatsApp contacts that you won’t answer with the same immediacy you would when using your domestic mobile data account. The company recommends, “I am currently roaming abroad, will reply when I am on Wi-Fi.”

  • If you’re going to be in one international location for a while, you can also purchase a local smartphone and load WhatsApp on to that phone. This enables you to use cellular data without incurring data roaming charges.

  • When first connecting to Wi-Fi, open your smartphone's browser and attempt to connect to Google or another simple website. Some Wi-Fi hotspots have a captive mode that prevents your connection from completing until you agree to terms. You can agree to these terms only when redirected within a browser. If you have not agreed to these terms, WhatsApp will not work.

For complete information on WhatsApp visit their website: https://www.whatsapp.com


MEET YOUR MENTOR:

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CHASITY BROWN - LECTURER AND INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY & LIVING SPORT ADVISORY BOARD VICE CHAIR

CHASITY’S SPORT BUSINESS BIO

Chasity Brown holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management, from East Stroudsburg University. She is currently pursuing a DrPH in Public Health from Capella University.

Chasity began her career in the Health and Wellness field serving as a Health and Wellness Director at various YMCA’s for over six years. Ms. Brown then took a more focused route and served as a Director of Wellness for a local retirement community, where her role was to develop employee wellness programs designed to meet biometric standards for over 350 employees.

Chasity currently teaches at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in the Health Science Department, serves as the internship coordinator, and works with several of the sports teams on campus to improve their strength and conditioning.

In her spare time you can find her teaching fitness classes at the local gym, serving as a volunteer coach for the Girls on the Run program, or working with youth ministry at her church that is titled Girls in Fellowship Together While Sharing and Serving. Their most recent project was serving in Haiti.

WE ASKED CHASITY THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry? I have participated in sports most of my life, whether it be participating on a sports team or helping run a youth basketball program. Sports have been an instrumental part of my upbringing.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? Tough question to answer. I love many sports. My favorite sports to watch on television are basketball and football but my favorite sport to watch in person is baseball. I am a San Francisco 49ers fan and a Philadelphia 76ers and Phillies fan.

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What job would you like to have in 5 years? I would like to continue teaching at a University.  

What is your dream job? My dream job is to teach at the college level; fortunately I was able to secure that position.  

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What is a unique trait that you bring to our Glasgow 2019 team? While I have experience working in sport I will also bring the experience of teaching and working with college students on a daily basis.  

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? Working with the men’s basketball team as their conditioning coach. I have also run several 5K events which have been rewarding.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I hope to gain knowledge on how to better prepare and educate my students on international sport. 

Favorite city or country you have visited? Haiti has forever changed my life.

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I am a runner, I love to run! I also have a new interest in crafting. 

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What college/university did you attend? Major? Where do you reside now? I attended East Stroudsburg University where I earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sport Management.  I am currently pursuing a DrPH in Public Health from Capella University.  I currently reside in Coatesville, PA.


LET’S GET TO KNOW MORE DUBLIN TEAM MEMBERS!

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AUTUMN BOLAND

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I wanted to be a part of the sports industry because my whole life has revolved around sports. I grew up with older siblings who played sports and I played sports as well. With it being such a large part of my life, I knew I couldn’t do anything but something in sports. At first I wanted to do something along the lines of athletic training, but after an internship, I realized that I wanted to do the behind-the-scenes stuff instead of the one-on-one stuff. After I worked an internship with my college athletic department, I knew the sports industry was where I belonged. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is definitely baseball. I was a softball player my whole life so I was able to bond with baseball. Both sports are so similar and fun to watch. I am also a big football fan as well. My two favorite teams are the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Cubs. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I would like to be working in some sort of professional organization in the next 5 years. I would really like to be in hockey, football or baseball.  

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What is your dream job?

My dream job is to work in professional baseball. I want to work in operations. I am currently working as an Event Manager for Contemporary Services Corporation but I just got offered a job in operations for a summer collegiate baseball team in Lafayette, Louisiana. I did an internship with them last year and am now being asked to come on full-time. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our Glasgow 2019 team?

The unique trait that I bring to the team is my ability to talk to anyone about anything. My family always tells me that I have never met a stranger. I love talking with new people and hearing about their lives. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest sport business accomplishment so far is working the 145th Kentucky Derby this past April/May. I was one of the event managers in charge for the company I work for. There were 160,000 people in attendance from all over the world. 

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to gain a new perspective for the industry. I am excited to see what they do overseas compared to what we do here. I would love to pick up new knowledge and bring it back to my company. I know there is so much to learn and I can’t wait to learn it and be able to execute it. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I have only traveled to Costa Rica! I went there for a Spanish trip. We were able to be emerged into the culture and it made the trip so much more enjoyable. I was able to practice my Spanish speaking skills. It is such a friendly and beautiful country. There is so much to do there and so much to learn. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

One of my favorite hobbies is traveling. Growing up I was lucky enough to have parents who loved to travel and road trip. I have been to 31 of the 50 states. 

What college/university did you attend? Major? Where do you reside now?

I graduated from Buena Vista University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts and majored in Exercise Science. I currently attend the University of Florida and will graduate with my Master of Science in December of 2018 and majoring in Sports Management and Recreation. I currently reside in Fort Worth, TX but am moving to Lafayette, Louisiana in a few weeks. 


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DAVIS OWEN

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Sports have always been an important part of my life and have helped me grow throughout the years. I believe that working in the sport industry would make me feel passionate and enthusiastic about my career. I am particularly interested in the business/financial side of sports, and my dream is to one day work for a sports agency.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

I enjoy all sports, but I would have to say tennis is my favorite sport to play. Football however is my favorite to watch. My favorite sports teams include the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Giants, Dallas Stars and everything Ole Miss sports.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I would love to be a business analyst for a sports franchise or working for a sports agency of some sort.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job would be working as a sports agent and/or working on the management side for a sports franchise. I am working right now as a loan analyst and tennis professional but hope to make a career change after this trip.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

I believe after playing a college sport and being captain of the team for my senior season, I have learned important leadership and time management skills that I will bring to the Living Sport team.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I do not have much experience in sports business yet, but I worked for the Andy Roddick Foundation as an intern. I was working under the Director of Finance but had to help plan and put on several summer events which often involved sports for underprivileged kids. I was also a professional tennis tournament ball boy for six years in middle school and high school, eventually working my way up to becoming a team captain.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to learn more about the different aspects and areas of the sport industry by talking with people who have knowledge of the industry from years of experience. I also look forward to gaining international work experience with people my age who have similar goals and interests.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

New Zealand is the most beautiful country I have been to without a doubt!

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

I played tennis in college and have been giving lessons since I graduated last year.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I graduated from Sewanee: the University of the South, which is close to Nashville, TN. I am from the Memphis, TN area but currently reside in Dallas, TX. I majored in International Studies with a focus on Global Capitalism and Business.


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AMANDA MARZANO

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

The moment when I realized I wanted to work in sports was while I was taking a sports business college course my junior year. Before I had thought I wanted to be an accountant or go into a lucrative field like computer science. However, after much time and unenjoyable stress, I decided to shift my attention over to a career in sports. My sports business professor was truly the one that inspired me to pursue a career in sports because he gave me the validation that I was capable of being successful. He saw that I had a knack or a passion you would say for sports that I wish I had recognized earlier while in college.  

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is forever basketball. I have played the sport since I was five and believe that this is the best time of the year to watch sports with both March Madness and the NBA playoffs. Being that I am from what most people call the Bay Area, the Warriors have always been my favorite sports team to watch. However, I am also very much loyal to all the other Bay Area teams like the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks and the San Francisco Niners. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In the next five years, I hope to either be settled in a job that aligns with event work with a sports team/organization or studying to pursue my MBA in Sports Management. Currently, I want to gain insight and experience in sports event management work before I go back to school because I believe the experience will help guide me in the right direction of what I truly want to pursue a career in. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

Currently, my dream job is to someday work for my favorite sports team, the Golden State Warriors. I would love to experience working for either their game day operations team or fan engagement team. I would also love to tie in my philanthropic values into my career by ultimately organizing events that give back to my community. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

I think a unique trait of mine is my goofy but sensible personality. I am truly a fun-loving person that enjoys team bonding activities and believes that a team is only as strong as their weakest link. I am strong believer in working hard and being serious, however I also believe that there should be times where we should goof off and have some fun. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Biggest sports business accomplishment would have to be my experience being selected to represent my school at a sports marketing case competition in Boston in 2017. Being selected from a large pool of students really strengthened my self-confidence and allowed me to realize I can have success working in this industry. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

What I hope to gain from this program are all the memories that I will get to experience and cherish, but most importantly the contacts and relationships that I will get to build on with this program and hopefully carry on after the program has concluded. 

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Favorite city or country you have visited?

Favorite city would have to be from my last family trip to the Mediterranean. We were on a cruise in the Mediterranean and on one of our stops we were in the city of Naples, Italy. My family and I got a chance to go see the lost city of Naples that was buried underground for centuries. The reason why this place is my favorite city is because the story of the city left a strong imprint on me that I will never forget. Seeing thousands and thousands of old ruins and history surprised me. I thought I was going to be bored when it was the complete opposite. I found myself really listening to what my tour guide had to say. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

I fun fact about myself is that I have the biggest sweet tooth on the planet. And a hobby of mine is baking and my specialty is chocolate chip cookies.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I attended the University of Oregon between 2014 and 2018. I graduated in June of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science at the Lundquist College of Business with a concentration in Sports Business and Management. I currently reside in Palo Alto, California which is known to many as the Bay Area. 


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MORGAN HARRIS

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

What made me want to get into the sports industry was the opportunity to combine my love for business and sports.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

I have been competitive in the water for over a decade - hands down my favorite sport is swimming. For my favorite sports team, I have to pick my hometown favorite, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In 5 years if I have a job in the sport business or marketing world that I am enjoying, I will consider that a success. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

I do not have one dream job in mind, I do hope to find a career that I can combine my passions of travel, sports and business.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

A unique trait that I bring to the team is adaptability. I excel at adapting to changing environments and changing situations and the problems that come with them.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest sport business accomplishments so far would be attending the Pennsylvania Sport Business Conference and making connections with others in the industry and obtaining this opportunity with Living Sport.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to gain experience in the sport business world, make connections with others in the program, learn as much as I can and have a great time doing so.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

One of my favorite cities that I have visited so far would have to be Split, Croatia.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

One of my favorite hobbies that I wish I could do more of is rock climbing. 

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I am currently a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania pursuing a BS in Marketing and minors in Sport Management and Economics. Right now, I split my time between Pittsburgh and Indiana, Pennsylvania.


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SARAH HOLZER

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

What made me want to go into the sports industry for my career path is that I knew I would not be able to play sports for the rest of my life but working in sports and working behind the scenes was something that I could do. There is always someone behind the curtain that makes the show go on even when there is a hiccup in the play or in the action. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sports are hockey, softball and baseball. My favorite professional teams are the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Vegas Golden Knights. My favorite colligate teams are Notre Dame hockey and football, and Oregon softball. 

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What job would you like to have in 5 years?

The job that I would like to have in 5 years would be either working in sports statistics or working in fan engagement. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job is being a sports scout. I have always found that job fascinating and found that job to be one of the pivotal roles when building a team. My next job after that would be working in fan engagement. I also find this job to play a pivotal role in the money-making portion for the venue you are playing in. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

My unique trait that I bring to the team is that I am outgoing and really open to trying new things and getting myself out there for new experiences. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My greatest accomplishment in the sports business world is that I currently have a rolodex and it is a growing rolodex (device for business cards). One of my favorite professors once told us that having a growing rolodex is the best thing one can have. Since he had told us that, when I have been attending conferences and other events, I have been making connections and making sure to hang onto the business cards.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

What I hope to gain through this experience is that I want to see how events are run and learn from them. I want to learn all that I can from this experience, learn how larger events take off, and how we are able to put them together in the amount of time that we have. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

The favorite city that I have visited was Nashville, Tennessee. This was my favorite place because I really enjoyed the downtown strip with the different bars and different variety of people. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A fun fact about me is that I have had the same friend group since I was four. We are all still best friends and even though we go to separate colleges, we always find time to hang out with each other and always have the best of times.

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

The university that I am currently attending is Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. My major is sports management and marketing with a minor in hospitality and tourism. I was born and raised, and currently living in, Pittsburgh, PA.          

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PHOEBE JOHNSON

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I have been a competitor for my entire life and I am enthusiastic about games. Being a part of the sports business will be me accomplishing something that I don't see as work. It is a calling that I gladly anticipate.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is track and field. I do not have a favorite sports team because I enjoy all sports. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In 5 years I would love to be a field reporter reporting and interviewing athletes at sporting events.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job is to be a sports broadcaster for ESPN. I have always wanted this profession. My next job is anything in sports - I can definitely handle anything. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

The unique trait that I can bring to the table is the ability to make anything happen. I am very ambitious and will find ways to get things done.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

The biggest sport business accomplishment so far has been my addition to the Richmond Flying Squirrels MiLB street team. I am extremely excited about it and it is a huge thing for me. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Through the International Sport Business Program, I am looking to gain the experience of learning new territory and knowledge of sports firsthand that I am not familiar with. I look forward to networking with professionals in an international setting. Being out of my comfort zone will set me up to be the best in my chosen field of work.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I do not have a favorite city. I have not visited any countries before, but I am fascinated with Europe.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

My hobby is photography, especially nature and sports photography. I also enjoy writing poetry. I write something almost every day. 

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I graduated from Benedict College, located in Columbia, South Carolina. My major was mass communications. I am currently attending Virginia State University pursuing my Masters in Sport Management. I currently reside in Petersburg, VA. 


WHAT DATE AND TIME IS IT IN DUBLIN?

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Ireland records the date using the day-month-year format (30 May 2019 or 30/05/19). The time can either be written using the 12-hour clock (4:10 pm), or the 24-hour clock notation (16:10). In Ireland, the 12-hour clock is the dominant format. The 24-hour clocks is most common within industries such as rail and bus transport, the police, and the military.

Not sure how to convert time from 12-hour to 24-hour? There is an easy solution: Simply minus two from the hour, and then drop the first number.

For example, 18:30 (24-hour clock) = 18 - 2 = 16, drop the first number and we're left with 6. Therefore, 18:30 is 6:30 on a 12-hour clock! It gets slightly more tricky when the 24-hour clock gets to 22:00, because 22 - 2 = 20. But now you simply replace the leading 2 with a 1. Therefore, 22:00 = 10:00. Telling AM vs PM is easy: if the time is greater than or equal to 12, it's PM. Less than 12, it's AM.

The difference in time between New York (EST) and Dublin (IST - Irish Summer Time) is 5 hours with Dublin ahead of New York. When it it 9:00AM in New York, it is 2:00PM (or as we just learned 14:00) in Dublin.


SOCIAL MEDIA

PROGRAM HASHTAGS: #iamlivingsport #LivingDublin2019

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Looking for content to impress future employers or to update your community on your newest sport industry endeavor? Share your Living Sport accomplishment across your social media! LinkedIn is a KEY tool for business professionals.

Tag Living Sport and use the program hashtags #iamlivingsport and #LivingDublin2019 to keep the content in one place and enable your community to follow you and your teammates on the trip! You should utilize this program to get yourself and your #sportsbiz accomplishments seen!