Welcome to the 2nd edition of our Dublin Newsletter!

July 6, 2018

We are just over 1 week away from our incredible journey to Dublin, Ireland. Utilize this newsletter to prepare for the trip!

 

LAST CALL FOR Program Paperwork:

 Below is a checklist to make sure you are up-to-date. All details can be found on the Living Sport Dublin Portal.

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

Medical Records/Emergency Contact Forms: Both of these forms are very important and will be kept on file as we travel in case of an emergency.

Newsletter Questions & Answers and Accompanying Photos: We would like to learn about you! Our newsletter will help our team get to know one another prior to the start of the trip. Please submit these items so we can feature you in a future issue just like we are featuring other in this newsletter.

Travel Insurance: The remainder of the insurance policies will be sent out this upcoming week.

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

Program Package Delivery: Program packages including program t-shirts and special program gifts have been mailed out. It is important that you pack these items on your carry-on to ensure they make it to Dublin. Please see below for your United States Postal Service tracking number.

Visit this USPS site to track your packet

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Allegrino, Erin: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 01

Bakker, Kayla: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 38

Becker, Caroline: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 67

Bennett, SaQoya: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2111 95

Blade, Connor: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 18

Colosimo, Nathan: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 29

Connolly, Thomas: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 32

Dykstra, Austin: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 14

Koepke, Rachel: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 94

Larsen, Brandon: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 25

Longmire, Erica: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 70

Longworth, Meghan: Alicia will be brining to JFK Airport for you!

Louderback, Lauren: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2113 17

Maley, Kenneth: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 56

Martini, Alexandra: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 43

Masumiya, Kylie: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 05

Medina, Liam: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 63

Norris, Casey: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1067 99

Obie, Angel: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2113 00

Petersen, Eric: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 45

Radtke, Matthew: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 07

Seidler, Timothy: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 12

Staub, Larry: 9505 5119 9147 8186 2112 87

Thompson, Matthew: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 50

Truesdell, Isaac: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 69

Walker, Patrick: 9505 5145 8731 8186 1068 74

Webber, Karen: 9505 5119 9146 8186 1745 52


 

FLIGHT INFORMATION: 

See the program portal for exact group flight information. Please send your travel itinerary to and from JFK if you haven't already. For those participants that are meeting the group in Dublin, please look out for special instructions on where exactly to meet. 

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Your group ticket confirmation will be sent in the upcoming days. When received, please print and carry this confirmation with you while traveling. To check in at the airport, and to print your boarding pass, visit the self-service kiosk. You will be asked to scan your passport to locate your reservation. The reservation code that Living Sport will be sending you will serve as a backup if there is an error scanning your passport.

Living Sport group check-in will be located in TERMINAL 8, at the gate assigned for our flight to Dublin. The gate number will be unknown until we arrive at JFK Airport and check-in. Once you check in you will receive the gate number. To locate the Living Sport group check-in (beginning at 2PM), you will see a large Living Sport sign/flag in a designated area in the lounge area of our assigned gate. If you can’t locate this check-in point please call Alicia at 610- 554-0478. Participants should check-in with Living Sport as soon as they arrive to the airport. You then can venture off to eat or shop.

For participants driving or getting dropped off at JFK Airport:

Check-in time for international travel is 4 hours prior to take off. Please take into the consideration the time zone change if applicable, and account for traffic as you will be traveling through New York City. You must be at JFK Airport by 3PM EST, ready to check-in with American Airlines and go through the security check. You will check in via kiosk or directly with an American Airlines associate. Once you have cleared security, please proceed directly to the Living Sport group check-In located in TERMINAL 8 at the lounge of our flight’s gate.  Gates are posted a few hours prior to take off, so we won't know the exact gate until July 15th. Upon check-in with Living Sport, you will meet fellow participants while waiting to depart.

For participants arriving to JFK Airport via a connecting flight:

The standard window with connecting to international flights is 5 hours. We have had many delayed flights where participants barely made the group flight or missed it completely when they didn’t follow this suggestion. Please abide by this 5 hour window to make sure plans go as smooth as possible. Many participants flying into JFK will be arriving around 2PM or earlier on July 15th. The Living Sport check-in will be setup beginning at 2PM in TERMINAL 8. Please be advised that in those early hours the gate may be assigned to other flights leaving prior to our flight. The Living Sport check-in will be setup at the assigned gate we are departing, even if other flights are using that gate at the 2PM hour.  Also gates sometimes change closer to take off. We will keep you posted on the exact gate we are at throughout the day on out GROUP FACEBOOK PAGE.

As for luggage, we suggest you call your connecting flight to see if they can transfer your luggage to our American Airlines flight to help with ease of travel. There are new airline rules and regulations where if connecting with an airline other than American, you may have to exit the secured area, pick up your baggage, go through the check-in process with American, and go through security again. Please call your specific airline for exact procedures. Additional American Airlines Baggage Information: www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/baggage.jsp

For participants flying directly to dublin:

Some participants are flying directly to Dublin Airport. If this is you, Living Sport's American Airlines group flight will be arriving to TERMINAL 2 in Dublin. Everyone else should be arriving to terminal as well. See below for completed list of flights.

Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport with gate areas 401-406 & 407-426 is currently served by transatlantic flights of Aer Lingus, American, Delta, Emirate & United airlines . It houses a US pre-clearance immigration facility, which leads to new US Pre-clearance Lounge. Numerous concessions for shops, restaurants & bars are located mainly inside the Departures Lounge, with views overlooking the airfield. 

Where to Meet Living Sport Group:  Please meet the Living Sport group at the TERMINAL 2 Bag Carousel. Please either put on your Living Sport t-shirt at this time or have it in sight (i.e. draping over your luggage) so we can easily spot you. Have your phone handy incase we try to call or text you. 


JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE

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The Facebook Group Page is the easiest way for all of us to keep in contact prior to the trip. It gives us a forum to ask and answer questions so that everyone is receiving the information which is extremely helpful as we all prepare. Please post all your questions in this forum.  Plus we would like everyone to begin interacting before we depart. So don't be shy, introduce yourself, and start connecting!

All participants should have received an e-mail invite into this private group. If you have not received an invite please contact Alicia at alicia@livingthroughsport.com.

 

 


 

MEET YOUR MENTOR:

PATRICK WALKER - Manager of Business DEvelopment at Reading Royals Hockey Club

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Patrick started his love of sports at a very young age and continued through college where he played two years of football at Castleton State College before he transferred to California University of PA where he ran a year of Track and Field and a year of coaching high school track. Patrick graduated CalU of PA with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.

Patrick started his professional sports career with an internship at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, an Olympic Cycling Venue, where he worked with youth cycling programs as well as ticket sales, marketing, and community engagement.

From there he decided to pursue a Ticket Sales Internship with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. At the IronPigs, Patrick led his internship class in sales and built a very strong repour with the full-time staff. Due to his efforts, he was offered a full-time position following this internship, when a position within the IronPigs Season Ticket Membership Team opened. Full of excitement, Patrick hit the ground running. Patrick worked for just under 4 years as a Manager of Memberships and was one of the top sales Managers of the staff.

Following his stint in Minor League Baseball, he was offered a group sales position with the Reading Royals, the ECHL
Affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, and has been there for just under a year. A recent promotion currently has Patrick handling business development and sales opportunities for the team.  

Patrick is always looking for new ways to expand his professional sports profile and sits on the Kutztown Sports Management Advisory Board.

WE ASKED PATRICK THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I have always been a participant in sports since I was able to play when I was about 5 so when I realized that my time as an athlete would end after college I knew I wanted to continue and stay within the sports world. I got to College and was undecided until I found that I was able to study Sports Management and the rest was history.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

Football, Track and Skiing... NY Giants, Mets, NY Rangers, Syracuse Basketball, Penn State Football.

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What job would you like to have in the next five years?

I would like to be in a management role with a Minor League Sports Team or Sports Marketing Firm

What is your dream job?

My dream job is a High School or Collegiate Athletic Director.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our Dublin 2018 team?

I was hired for a full-time position by both of my internship opportunities, so I feel that I am living proof that hard work and a good work ethic can pay off even in the smallest and simplest job duties or positions.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment so far has been being asked to sit on the Kutztown Sports Management Advisory Board as well as moving my way up from an intern with the IronPigs to running the Internship program my last year with the IronPigs and overseeing all departments interns.

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

I hope to gain some great contacts through the program as well as explore some of the international world of sports.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

In the US Pittsburgh and the state of Vermont. In the World I would have to say Cozumel Mexico.

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

I like any outdoor activity such as skiing, water skiing, kayaking, rec league sports.

Fun-Fact: I can ski backwards down the entire slope and I can also slalom water ski (For a fewseconds).

Hidden Talent: Sewing (when needed)

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

I went to Castleton State College (VT) then transferred to California University of PA and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. I reside in Hamburg PA.


Lets get to know the DUBLIN 2018 team!

At Living Sport, one of our main goals is to connect people to help grow their professional network. We have all heard that networking is a necessity in the sport industry and it is definitely true. The staff at Living Sport has all had help from their network along their journey through sport. Our Living Sport Dublin Team with get to know each other very well on our adventure and it is our hope that each relationship lasts a lifetime! Lets meet a few of our teammates.

 

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ALEXANDRA MARTINI

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Alex: My whole life has revolved around sports. At a very young age I adapted a love for sports through watching older cousins, collegiate games, and professionals. I love how sports bring people together, everyone can get behind a team and root for them. After going to college and not being on a team anymore I realized how much I missed that atmosphere. By joining the sports industry, I hope to find the same feeling in my career that I experienced during my days as an athlete.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Alex: My favorite sport is ice hockey. Hockey is the epitome of a team sport, players can only be on the ice for 30 to 40 seconds until they need to rely on their teammates to take over. Every year I watch every series in the Stanley Cup, no matter what teams wins I get chills when they raise the cup over their heads. The winning team shows how much you can achieve when you work together and how important team chemistry is. My favorite sports teams are all of the Boston teams, as I am a Boston native, and the U.S. Women’s Hockey team. 

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Alex: In five years I would like to be doing marketing for a professional sports team. Whether it be through social media or advertising, I have a creative side to me that I would like to be able to incorporate into my career.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Alex: A dream job for me would be if I could do marketing for a professional sports team over-seas since I love to travel. Ice hockey for women is not as big as it is in the states, I would love to spread that love to other girls in countries where women do not have as many opportunities as me growing up as an athlete.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Alex: I think my positive attitude of being a woman who grew up playing a stereotypically male dominant sport will allow me to help other girls on the trip gain confidence while entering a male dominant industry. The importance I put on team chemistry is also something I think is a unique trait I will bring to Dublin.

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6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Alex: After completing my freshman year of college I took a Sports Media class second semester. I was in charge of running a Pittsburgh Pirates parody account, putting together a new idea for a sporting event in a major city which allowed for me to gain an understanding of how the sports business world works.

 

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

Alex: N/A

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Alex: Ireland happens to be my favorite country I have visited thus far. My cousin was abroad in Dublin and I was lucky enough to visit him for four days in the fall of my senior year of high school.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Alex: A hobby I have is that I am very into art, not a lot of people knew this about me in high school.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Alex: I attend Virginia Tech where I am majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Communications, and PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics). I currently live in Cohasset, Massachusetts.


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1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Eric: Sports have played such a large roll in the person I have become today. Growing up playing multiple sports making friends and traveling places provided many opportunities at a young age. Many of my closest friends to this day were made through sport and they have played a huge part in shaping the man I have become today. It is that experience and opportunity that I want to continue for years to come by helping this industry grow and continue to pass on to so many others.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Eric: My favorite sport by far is baseball; I found a love for the game at a very young age watching in my opinion the G.O.A.T. of baseball Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants. It is to this day my favorite sport and team as I strive to one day work in the MLB and hopefully for the San Francisco Giants organization. 

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3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Eric: I really would like to answer this question but I currently would like to be very open minded to opportunities presented and be willing to do anything I might not be comfortable with. I feel that I have a very strong understanding of sports and I want that to be tested by putting myself in the most intriguing opportunities possible for my career as I feel it will provide me with the best knowledge and future opportunities.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Eric: My dream job is a player personnel/player relation manager within a baseball team.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Eric: My unique trait according to my university would be innovation as ASU prides itself so highly upon being the Number 1 School in Innovation. However that’s not my unique trait instead I believe it is my willingness to learn and how I cherish the difficult and stressful situations that work can provide. 

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Eric: I was part of the first ever “Business of Esports” class at Arizona State, this class provided a great opportunity to learn about a new and growing industry in sports. In this class we completed a research project together completing the first Collegiate Esports survey which compiled data comparing Esport athletes to NCAA athletes and competitive gamers. This research project is soon to be published by TESPA a leading Esport industry company.

 

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

Eric: What I hope to gain through the International Sports Business Program is to become more comfortable in professional and business situations. I believe this experience will provide more than just a few learning opportunities especially being in another country.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Eric: My favorite country I have visited is Spain. I went on a cruise and had the opportunity to spend five days in Spain on the way and fell in love with every city. Barcelona’s architecture is the most beautiful sight I have ever seen, the culture and social atmosphere is absolutely incredible. I look forward to spending some time there again.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Eric:

I love to play golf any chance I get. Which I have found to be a very tough hobby to have as it is a very expensive hobby as well. But, I have been playing golf since I was a kid with my dad and love to play today no matter how frustrating the game may be.

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10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Eric: I attended Arizona State University and graduated this past spring with a degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business with a focus in Sports and Media Studies and a Sports Marketing Certification. I recently moved to Sacramento as I continue my search for a job.


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1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Erin: I knew I wanted to work in the sport industry after I attended a sport business camp at American University back in 2016. During the camp we got to speak with business professionals, tour facilities, and learn a lot about the industry and all that it had to offer.  I find the sport industry really interesting and I wanted to learn and see more of what goes on behind the scenes. 

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Erin: Baseball is my favorite sport and I have been a Yankee fan my whole life.  I also really enjoy football (New York Giants) and college basketball (South Carolina Gamecocks).    

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Erin: I want to either be working in marketing or community relations for a baseball team.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Erin: My dream job would be to work for a MLB team as the head of marketing or community relations.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Erin: I am one of the biggest optimists and can always find the positives in any situation.  I am a good listener and a very loyal person. 

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Erin: My biggest accomplishment so far has been working at the NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) Convention because it really got me out of my comfort zone and I learned a lot from the convention and the people working it.  It was a great opportunity and also the first big event that I had ever worked at.  

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

Erin: I want to see how international events are run and learn about the culture in Ireland.  I am also looking forward to gaining valuable experience in the sport industry and growing personally and professionally.  I am hoping that this program will be a great networking opportunity and that I can form connections and friendships while on the trip.  

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Erin: My favorite place I ever visited was Lavallette, which is a beach in New Jersey that I have been going to since I was 6 years old.   

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9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Erin: A fun fact about me is that I am an only child and I live right on the border between New Jersey and New York.  

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Erin: I just finished my freshman year at the University of South Carolina where I am a Sport and Entertainment Management major.  I am currently living at home in Mahwah, New Jersey for the summer. 


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1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Connor: I’ve been involved with sports and the sport community my entire life. The industry seemed to be the best way for me to stay involved with what I love while also making it a career.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Connor: My favorite sport is lacrosse and some of my favorite teams include the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Wings, and the Philadelphia Union.

 

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3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Connor: I would like to be working as an Event Coordinator for a professional sports team.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Connor: My dream job would be to be the GM for one of the Philadelphia sports teams.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Connor: My ability to work well with others and have fun at it will hopefully allow me to get lots of work done and make some friends while doing it.

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Connor: I worked for a year organizing domestic and one international youth hockey tournaments.

 

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

Connor: I hope that I can make some amazing connections with business professionals and obtain crucial experience to be able to become successful in the industry.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Connor: Barcelona, Spain

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Connor: I dance and choreograph Latin Dance. They include tango and bachata mainly but also some salsa.

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10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Connor: I attended Arcadia University majoring in Sport Management. Currently I reside in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

 


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1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Karen: Growing up as an avid sports fan, I was always intrigued with what occurred behind the scenes especially as I watched a game from home on my television screen.  This curiosity led me to believe that sports revolves around the fan experience. I wish to be apart of enhancing this fan experience, and what better way to accomplish that than through digital media.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Karen: If I had to choose my favorite sport to watch, I would choose hockey. My favorite sports teams are all Colorado professional sports teams (Avalanche, Broncos, Mammoth, Nuggets, Rapids & Rockies), Mexico & U.S. National Football Team, and FC Barcelona.

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Karen: In 5 years, I would like to have a full-time job working on the digital media team for an MLS or NHL team. 

 

4. What is your dream job?

Karen: My dream job is to be the Director of Communication or the Director of Digital Media for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, or Colorado Rockies.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Karen: I am a passionate individual who will always bring a smile to our Dublin 2018 team.

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Karen: So far, my biggest sport business accomplishment is when the Colorado Rapids hired me as their Game Day Digital Media Intern.

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

Karen: Not only do I hope to gain more experience working in the sports industry, I hope to gain more confidence in my professional skills through the International Sport Business Program while expanding my network and meeting more people who share the same passion in sports as me. 

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Karen: My favorite city to visit in the U.S. is Kodiak, Alaska, and my favorite city abroad is Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Karen: I love dancing! I have been choreographing for quinceañeras since I was 14 years old, and it’s now my official side job.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Karen: I attended Regis University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Spanish. Currently, I reside in Westminster, Colorado.


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Matt radtke

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Matt: I’ve loved sports my entire life, and since I wasn’t good enough in any of them to play in college, I decided the sports business industry is the next best thing! I’ve had many opportunities in the sports industry while at Grand Canyon University, and they have left me without a doubt that this industry is for me.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Matt: I enjoy watching the NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA Tour. I was born in Southern California, so my teams are the Lakers and Dodgers. My mom is from Wisconsin, so my whole family has always been a Packers family, and I have become an avid fan.

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Matt: I don’t really have any particular job picked out yet, but I’m going to be a senior this fall so I’m hoping to narrow down a specific field soon. Overall, I just want to have a job in this industry with room to move up and a positive working environment.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Matt: I have always had an interest in athlete representation and brand marketing, so that is still on the table as an option for my dream job.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the DUBLIN team?

Matt: I think that the best trait I’m bringing to the team is that I love to be spontaneous and I don’t mind getting out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to be involved in the Tough Mudder process as far as planning and execution. Learning from professionals and asking them questions is going to be a huge opportunity to gain some insight. I’m also looking forward to exploring a new place and trying new things and having fun!

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Matt: I would say that my biggest sports business accomplishment so far would be getting hired onto the Phoenix Suns night sales staff. I went to a Suns game one night with some friends and I was handed a business card from a Sun’s sales representative. About a week later, I decided to call just to see if there was any advice he had to offer to an aspiring sports business professional. During the call, he told me about a program the Sun’s have to work with the sales department to sell ticket packages and gain clients. It was a perfect example of the power of networking.

 

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

Matt: I want to gain insight into a different part of the industry and how operations and event management is different from sport to sport and culture to culture.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Matt: Barcelona, Spain

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Matt: A fun fact about me is that I am actually part Irish. This trip is a perfect opportunity to learn about sports while also seeing the country some of my ancestors are from!

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Matt: I am going to be starting my senior year this Fall 2018 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. My major is Sports Management with a minor in Finance and Econ. I am from Southern California, so that is where I am currently living until school starts again in the fall.

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Social Media:

Be sure to like Living Sport's social media pages! We encourage you to document your trip on social media using the hashtag #iamlivingsport. From planning, to packing, to your jouney in London, we would love to see it!

Remember, being selected to attend Living Sport's program should be something that you are very proud of as we searched the nation for the industry's up and coming stars. Share your accomplishment with the world! We encourage you to share this experience on your social accounts and be sure to tag Living Sport!


ABOUT University College DUBLIN (Where we are staying)

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University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest university, with a ranking in the Top 100 World Universities and a history reaching back over 150 years. Figures associated with UCD include James Joyce, John Henry Cardinal Newman, Gerald Manley Hopkins, Maeve Binchy and Roddy Doyle.

It is a dynamic, modern university where cutting-edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual environment. In short, UCD offers an ideal environment for learning and discovery.

Throughout the academic year, UCD is a hive of activity for some 22,000 students across five Colleges situated on the Belfield Campus of 130 hectares (325 acres).

During the summer months, the atmosphere becomes distinctly more relaxed, as UCD plays host to a variety of conference delegates, sports academies and language students. In addition, UCD has an established reputation as a destination for Study Abroad experiences particularly from the United States. Our summer visitors are attracted by our high quality educational, sports and leisure facilities, our closeness to Dublin city, our green and spacious campus and our premium quality residential accommodation.

BUS LINE TO DUBLIN:

The main UCD campus at Belfield is just 4 km (2.5 miles) from the centre of Dublin, one of Europe’s most youthful, dynamic and vibrant cities. The city is easily accessible and offers an unbeatable blend of historical, cultural, sporting and retail attractions. Frequent buses on a dedicated Bus Corridor whisk you into the heart of Dublin in less than fifteen minutes. We are also within easy reach of Dublin airport, and a direct Aircoach service passes our gates. Located on the southern fringes of Dublin, we are less than twenty minutes from both the mountains and the sea. Within a 40 km (25 miles) radius, you will find superb national treasures such as the 5,000 year-old passage tomb at Newgrange and the ancient Irish monastic settlement of Glendalough, with its beautifully preserved medieval “round tower.”

 

Check out this video giving you a sneak peak into UCD!

Check out this video giving you a sneak peak into UCD!