Welcome to the 3rd edition of our Dublin Newsletter!

July 11, 2018

FOUR DAYS 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.

Travel Insurance: The remainder of the insurance policies will be sent out by Friday.

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: If you did not receive your program package please let us know ASAP!


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.

 

 


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MEET YOUR MENTOR:

TIM SEIDLER - Senior group sales representative, Philadelphia union

Tim graduated from Neumann University with a degree in Sport Management in 2009. After brief stints with the Camden Riversharks and an NFL agency, Tim joined MLS through the National Sales Center in 2012. After a few months in their ticket sales training, he joined the Philadelphia Union as a full time member of their Ticket Sales staff. Since then, Tim helped in creating the Union's Group Sales department, many of their group sales promotions, and has earned the title of Senior Group Sales Representative.

WE ASKED TIM THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I’ve always been enamored with sport and wanted to make my passion my profession.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

Soccer is my favorite sport and my favorite team is the German National Team (even though we had a tough 2018 World Cup).

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

I would really like to work for a European soccer club who aims to increase their footprint in the States. 

What is your dream job?

Working in Business Development for a German or English soccer club would be amazing.

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

I have been lucky to have experienced major sporting events in a few European countries. I hope to bring some interesting sport business knowledge from those countries and the States to this trip!

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

All-time leading group ticket salesperson at the Philadelphia Union! I am also one of two founding members of our Group Sales team.

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

I think that sport is a really cool and interesting way to learn about the culture and pulse of an area. I am really interested to see how the Irish experience and live sport.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I feel picking anything in Germany would be cheating for me. I think Quebec City surprised me the most so far!

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

I was born in Berlin, Germany when the Berlin Wall was still up.

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

I was a Sport Management major at Neumann University and reside in Philadelphia, PA now.


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

Angel: I was born into a sports family. All of my siblings played sports and my mom and dad did as well so sports has always been in my blood. I knew going into college that I wanted a degree in anything pertaining to sports because it has always been a big part of my life. I love the competitive and fun atmosphere sports brings. People actually enjoy themselves working in the sports industry. I also love the fact that sports is always changing which means that you are not doing the exact same things everyday. Sports keep you on your toes and gives you the opportunity to not only gain tremendous experience but have fun while doing so.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Angel: My favorite sport is football and I am a die hard Washingtonian. I love the Washington Redskins, Wizards, Nationals and Capitals.

 

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

Angel: In 5 years I would  like to be working in the National Football League as the Marketing director of a NFL team.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Angel: My dream job is to own the Washington Redskins.

 

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

Angel: A unique trait I will bring to the program is my outgoing personality (I love to laugh and have fun)  as well as my leadership and go getter abilities. I believe that there is a way to make even the tedious task fun. I will also bring my passionate spirit.   

 

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

Angel: My biggest sports business accomplishment so far would have to be the fact that I had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as I have experience working in the marketing departments of the NFL, NBA, WNBA and AFL.

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

Angel: I hope to gain more knowledge of the operations of sports from an international stand point. I understand the sports in different countries are ran differently than the sports in the United States and I hope to have a better outlook on exactly how that is done. I hope to gain a wide network of like minded individuals who I can learn and gain insight from.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Angel: My favorite country I have visited would definitely be Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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

Angel: My hobbies include cheerleading, attending sports events and traveling and a fun fact about me is I plan to visit every continent by next year.

 

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

Angel: I attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD where I majored and received a bachelors degree in Sports Management, I also attended the University of Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil where I received an associates degree in marketing. I currently reside in the Nation's Capital Washington, DC. 


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

Austin: I have followed all aspects of sports for years, I love multiple sports teams and would say I am a diehard sports fan! I have worked for my California Baptist University’s Athletics Media Production team and that is what has encouraged me to enter into the sports industry.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Austin: Basketball would probably be my favorite sport, but I also love baseball and football.  USC Football, Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, and the Las Vegas Golden Knights are a few of my favorite sports team.

 

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

Austin: If I could be working for one of the above sports teams in any way that is where I’d like to be in five years.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Austin: Dream job would be doing instant replay for the Dodgers or Lakers would have to be my dream job.

 

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

Austin: A passion for sports and a love for the operations of what we must accomplish.

 

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

Austin: I have been the primary instant replay operator for all CBU basketball home games.

 

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

Austin: A great experience that will lead to more opportunities at the completion of the program..

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Austin: My favorite city is Chicago or Boston because of the historical aspects of the city as well as the sports history in each of those cities.

 

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

Austin: Fun fact is that I have done sports for years doing many intramurals in college as well as multiple sports in high school.  I was a varsity athlete in cross country and track all four years and varsity basketball for 2 years.  I was team captain for each of those sports my senior year which was a great opportunity to build my leadership skills.  Fun fact is that I still hold 5 school records in track from my high school, the one I am most proud of is high jump which I achieved my senior year with a jump of 6 ft. 4 in.

 

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

Austin: Attended California Baptist University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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KYLIE MASUMIYA

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

Kylie: I have played basketball since I was 5 years old and I have also played many sports growing up. I have not only played in the basketball industry but I have worked as a Arizona State Women’s Basketball Manager.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Kylie: My favorite sport would have to be basketball. Lakers are by far my favorite team.

 

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

Kylie: A job that I would want to have in 5 years would be a stable job that I really enjoy. A job that would allow me to gain experience to my full potential and lead me to a job that would last me a lifetime. Hopefully, within the NBA would be best case for me. 

 

4. What is your dream job?

Kylie: My dream job would have to be becoming a General Manager or CMO for the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

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

Kylie: A unique trait about myself is that I’m very outgoing. Very easy to get along with and I’m always willing to try new adventures. I have a passion through sports and traveling so my passion hopefully will linger onto others. I love meeting new people so that entire journey as a whole seems almost perfect.

 

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

Kylie: My biggest sports business accomplishment so far would have to be working for the Arizona State Women’s basketball team as their manager. Instead of playing basketball in college, working as that job was the next best thing.

 

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

Kylie: Something I hope to gain from this program would hopefully to figure out what I want to do as a career in my life. Gain more experience so that I can figure out what I’m good at and what I like vs dislike. I hope to gain more ways of networking within the sports industry and even more tips towards being successful.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Kylie: My favorite city I have ever visited would have to be Honolulu, Hawaii. I love Hawaii and their beaches and everything about that state. My favorite country so far would have to be Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

 

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

Kylie: A hobby of mine would definitely have to be basketball BUT a fun fact (I guess not so “fun”) would have to be that I tore my ACL in my right knee in order for me to stop my basketball career after high school.

  

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

Kylie: I currently go to Arizona State University and am majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Sports Business.


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KENNY MALEY

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

Kenny: Sports have always had a huge impact in my life. I have enjoyed playing, watching and coaching at all levels. I just overall enjoy live competition. I knew that I had to find a way to make a career out of it so I went to college to learn the business side of sports and have enjoyed the journey so far and ready to start my career.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Kenny: Football, New York Jets

 

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

Kenny: Account Executive Inside Sales with a professional sports team

 

4. What is your dream job?

Kenny: Director of Sales with a professional sports team

 

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

Kenny: Open mindedness and willingness to learn

 

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

Kenny: Being on the Event Marketing Staff for the New York Red Bulls

 

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

Kenny: To learn how other countries develop and appreciate sport

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Kenny: Mt. Tremblant in Montreal Canada

 

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

Kenny: Like to ski, play golf, play roller hockey, play baseball. Went to Game 5 of 2015 World Series Mets v Royals

 

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

Kenny: University of New Haven, Business Management with Concentration in Sports Industries. Currently live in Old Bridge, New Jersey


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ERICA LONGMIRE

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

Erica: I’ve been playing basketball since I was about 8 yrs. old and have had a strong passion for it ever since. I was supposed to play in college but ended up getting injured, however I’ve healed since then which was about 5 yrs. ago and I still play till this day. At MSU where I just graduated from, I took a sports management class where we had guest speakers from both professional and college teams/organizations speak to us about what they were doing, and it changed my entire perspective on the field.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Erica: Basketball. Pistons, Rockets, and the Warriors.

 

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

Erica: Recruiter for a college team, event manager/specialist for college team, or an agent.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Erica: Recruiter for a college team

 

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

Erica: My openness to explore new places and experiences and engage in new challenges.

 

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

Erica: Being selected to participate in this program.

 

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

Erica: International working experience and skills working a sporting event.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Erica: Puebla, Mexico for a Study Abroad Program through MSU.

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

Erica: I play the piano and I can sketch/draw.

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

Erica: Michigan State University. Kinesiology, Minor in Sport Management. East Lansing


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Matt THOMPSON

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

Matt: Growing up in a western European household with an English father and an Italian mother, soccer was everything from an early age. My passion and love for the game truly was felt on and off the pitch. I hope to instill and portray the beauty of sport through sports marketing post-graduation. 

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Matt: My favorite sport is clearly soccer, but I do have fun playing golf, shooting darts or playing pool. My favorite team has to be Chelsea FC. My father grew up supporting the club so it only made sense to follow in his footsteps.

 

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

Matt: Ideally in 5 years, I would like to work in professional sport leagues, specifically soccer, football, basketball or hockey, either here in the United States or abroad.  It is my desire to work internationally and explore the many sport cultures.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Matt: My dream job would be to work as Chelsea FC’s Director of Marketing. I believe growing up a fan of the club puts me at an advantage as I sincerely want what is best for the club and hope to increase our fans around the world.

 

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

Matt: A unique trait that I bring to the Dublin 2018 team is that I am well-traveled and have lived abroad in Féchy, Switzerland. Besides travelling throughout Switzerland, my family and I have been all over the United States, Mexico, England, Italy, France, Germany, the Caribbean & China.

 

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

Matt: I believe having the opportunity to join this program has been my biggest sport business accomplishment as it is just one more step in my path to my career. I believe I am building a solid resume and adding this experience will enhance it tremendously. 

 

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

Matt: I hope to gain the experience of working an international event, as well as the knowledge of the professionals I will be working with. I also look forward to meeting and networking with the other students on the trip as we all are looking to break into the industry.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Matt: My favorite city in all of my travels has to be Paris, France. The Parisian culture really appeals to me as I love food, enjoy art & especially love soccer as much as they do.

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

Matt: Fun fact about myself is that I am a founder of a business fraternity called Epsilon Nu Tau at James Madison University. It is an entrepreneurship fraternity and open to all majors which is really rewarding because I get to meet people from all over campus. Additionally, I get to network with other chapters of Epsilon Nu Tau across the country.

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

Matt: I attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. My major is Sport and Recreation Management and I am originally from Pittstown, New Jersey. I currently still attend James Madison and reside in Harrisonburg.  


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!


croke park - hOME TO GAELIC GAMES & IRELAND FOOTBALL AND HURLING FINALS

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Croke Park, located in Dublin, is the largest stadium in Ireland, and the third largest in Europe with a capacity of 82,300 people. The stadium is owned by the Gaelic Athletic Association, Ireland's biggest sport organization and also serves as headquarters for their front office. Since 1884 the site has been used primarily by the GAA to host the Gaelic Games and the annual All-Ireland finals in football and in hurling. Both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2003 Special Olympics, as well as numerous large scale concerts such as the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran have been held in the stadium. 

LIVING SPORT SPECIAL GUEST: ELAINE CASEY - EVENT CONTROLLER at CROKE PARK 

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Our Living Sport group will receive a full stadium tour upon arrival. During our time at Croke Park we will have a private workshop session with the Event Controller of Croke Park, Elaine Casey. Be prepared with questions to utilize Elaine's time with our group!

In her current role she is the Event Controller for Match Day Events in Croke Park, including Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals. Included is match day staffing, safety & stewarding. and supervising the volunteer stewards in the stadium. Elaine also managed the match day budget for the stadium. Other events that she manages at Croke Park are the GAA All-Star Awards & the GAA Go Games.


WHAT DAte AND TIME IS IT IN Dublin?

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Date and time notation in the United Kingdom records the date using the day-month-year format (20 May 2018 or 20/05/18). The time can either be written using the 12-hour clock (4:10 pm), or the 24-hour clock notation (16:10), the latter format 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.