Welcome to the third edition of your London newsletter!

May 6, 2019

In this newsletter you’ll receive information to join the London 2019 WhatsApp group (calling/messaging app), learn about exchanging money, get a glimpse into our lodging, meet another program mentor, and get to know more of your teammates!

Program Checklist:

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

2. 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.

3. Newsletter Questions & Answers and Accompanying Photos: If you haven’t already, please submit these items so we can feature you in a future newsletter!

4. 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.

5. 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 send your travel itinerary to your Living Sport Representative. Itineraries should include dates, times, and flight numbers.

6. Trip Information: The London itinerary, lodging details, and emergency contact information for Living Sport can be found on the online portal as well. 


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

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Be sure to download the WhatsApp app ASAP and join our group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/I1PM5pxmwNVDrXMBNacERj
This is the best and easiest way for us to communicate throughout the trip.

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:

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1. Download the WhatsApp app

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


MONEY EXCHANGE

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London’s monetary system is based upon the pound sterling (£), which is made up of 100 pence (written as "p"). When traveling you have a few options on how to exchange money.

Before the Trip:

Many banks in the United States allow customers to purchase common forms of currency, such as British pounds and euros. Be sure to ask a local teller if the bank offers this service and if there is a fee to exchange. Also ask about the exchange rate. Compare the bank exchange rate to global exchange rate charts online. The rates should be comparable. Buying currency ahead of time from a bank usually means you will have to wait a day or two for it to arrive. 

During the Trip:

ATM: It is not necessary to have the local foreign currency on-hand before you travel. You will get a better exchange rate if you withdraw money from an ATM using a debit card rather than exchanging money at the airport. ATMs are located at airports, hotels, and other convenient locations. Foreign ATMs offer access to cash in the local currency without charging inflated conversational rates. Be sure to call your card-issuing bank before you travel to notify them you are traveling abroad. Some card issuers charge foreign fees, and some do not. Ask the bank representative about any fees that you may encounter if using the card. It is always a good idea to have some cash on you for small purchases when we are traveling.

Credit Card: Visa and MasterCard are widely used across Europe and offer fair exchange rates. Some card readers will accept your card as is, but others may prompt you to enter your PIN — so it's important to know the code for each of your credit cards. Be sure to call your credit card and inform them of your travel and ask about your card's PIN number. Some cards do charge international fees, so you should also confirm if any fees are associated. 

Currency Exchange Booths: While currency exchange booths found at airports and around town are convenient, they tend to charge high rates, sometimes up to 15%. 


MEET YOUR MENTOR:

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ASHLEY YENCHO - Assistant athletic director of marketing at university of richmond & living sport advisory board member

ASHLEY’S SPORT BUSINESS BIO:

Ashley Yencho is finishing up her first year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing at Division I University of Richmond. Yencho joined the Richmond Spiders in June of 2018 and oversees the Spiders’ marketing and ticketing efforts, specifically focusing on telling the stories of their football and men’s basketball student-athletes.  


Yencho spent the last three years at fellow Colonial Athletic Association football member Stony Brook University, including the last year as the Director of Marketing. She was in charge of marketing for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball for the Seawolves. Under her guidance, Stony Brook had the highest total revenue in program history in both men’s basketball and football the past two seasons. She spent two seasons as the Assistant Director of Marketing at Stony Brook prior to her promotion.
 
Before heading back to the East Coast, Yencho was the marketing and game experience graduate assistant at Arizona State from 2013-15. She handled the marketing and sales effort for the Sun Devil women’s basketball program, recording the highest revenue in school history for that sport in back-to-back seasons.
 
Yencho also spent time at Bradley University in Illinois as an Assistant Director of Marketing in 2012-13. Her first stint in collegiate athletics was at the University at Buffalo as an administrative intern and was also a game day intern with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
 
Yencho was a women’s basketball student-athlete at American University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011. She earned her master’s degree in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University in 2015.

WE ASKED ASHLEY THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

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What made you want to get into the sports industry? As a collegiate student-athlete I always wondered how and why decisions were made at the administrative level, so I decided to dive on in! It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience and although I don’t work directly with student-athletes every day, one of my main goals is to remember to make decisions using two perspectives, my professional experience viewpoint and that same perspective I once had as a student-athlete. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? This is tough because I love all sports, however, basketball is definitely my passion! Favorite sports teams are each of the teams I’ve had the privilege to work with throughout my career.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?  I’d love to be a Senior Woman Administrator and Sport Administrator at the collegiate level.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? Be a leadership, culture, and professional consultant for sport industry organizations. For my next job I would love to be an Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs where I would oversee all external aspects of a department. 

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What is a unique trait that you bring to our board? I try to always create a culture and relationship that begins with having an approachable mentality.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? Being able to achieve revenue goals are always high on that list, however, the biggest accomplishment I have had was creating a relationship between a women’s basketball program and an organization dedicated to providing aftercare for post-op breast cancer survivors. The team and organization’s leader bought in to the synergistic goal of bringing the two groups together to build a powerful partnership over the course of three years. 

Favorite city or country you have visited? Melbourne, Australia 

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I love the 90’s and I love to play any sport, anytime, anywhere!

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? Undergraduate: American University Major: Business Administration and Marketing | Graduate: Arizona State University Masters in Higher Education Administration

I currently reside in Richmond, VA.


LET’S GET TO KNOW THE LONDON 2019 TEAM!

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KENDALL COLSTON

What made you want to get into the sports industry? I wanted to get into the sports industry because I love the work culture that comes with working for a sports team. There is constant excitement and positivity surrounding you whether it is in the office or on the field, court, etc. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? My favorite sport to play is lacrosse, but my favorite sport team to follow is the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team!

What job would you like to have in 5 years? In five years I want to be an event manger or director for a professional sports organization.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? My dream job would be to have my own event company that specializes in all kinds of events. My next job will hopefully be an event coordinator for a professional sports organization.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? My unique trait that I bring to the team is that I am selfless when it comes to the people around me. I am always making sure my team or customers are doing okay and that their needs are met.  

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? My biggest sport accomplishment so far is working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Street Team. I have a job that I am genuinely having fun at and I get to be around legendary football players, coaches, and sport executives.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I hope to gain more experience in event planning and implementation for a large-scale international sporting event, such as the Royal Windsor Triathlon.

Favorite city or country you have visited? My favorite city I have visited is Toronto, Canada.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I am very passionate about music. I love to sing and dance.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attended Lindenwood University on a lacrosse scholarship and I studied sport management during my four years there. I am from and currently live in Tampa, Florida.

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Kyle Pinheiro

What made you want to get into the sports industry? A strong passion for the field, beginning with my childhood love for the teams around me. A fond appreciation of sports above most, and the desire and goal to stand by the philosophy that in order to perform at a job well enough, you must enjoy what you are doing. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? Football. New England Patriots hands down sprinkled with the likes of the Red Sox and miscellaneous NCAA teams. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years? I would like to be managing my own youth sports complex with all sports involvement. Working in the field of youth sports has inspired me to create a growing environment for all members of a community. 

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What is your dream job? What’s your next job? My dream job is to work in marketing for a lower level sports program and rise to the top to be noticed. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? My ability to work in all different groups as well as the ability to visualize and correct situations as they arise. I also tend to believe in people, especially when they are surrounded by like-minded individuals — workers show their true colors. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? Graduating with my masters in sport as well as working roles in various internships and jobs through baseball, hockey, soccer and football. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I hope to gain connections through this program with Living Sport staff and team members as well as begin to scratch the surface on international sport business. I am looking forward to seeing what this trip introduces in forms of culture and educational value of sports in a different country. 

Favorite city or country you have visited? Pasadena, California. I worked for Summer Baseball Club across from the Rose Bowl at the famous Jackie Robinson Park for two months in the Summer of 2017.

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I enjoy golfing in my downtime. I also enjoy writing as well as exploring what’s around me. I have lived in six different states so I want to make sure my time is worthwhile each place I am at. 

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attended Southern New Hampshire University and received a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in public relations (2014). I recently graduated from Lasell College (Boston, MA) with a masters degree in sports management and concentration in sports hospitality. The city I currently live in is Bloomfield Hills, MI.


ASHLEY JOCELYN

What made you want to get into the sports industry? I want to work within the sports industry because I have experienced first-hand the impact that sports have on the development and growth of a person. Being a student-athlete allowed me to have a platform to impact those around me in a positive way. Sports gave me an outlet to express myself without the use of words, it gave me a family outside of my family, and it allowed me to find my true purpose in life. I want to shed this light on as many people as possible. I want others to experience the power that sports have to ameliorate any situation that life faces you with, and I want to create positive changes while having fun doing it. Working in the sports industry would be an honor and I’d be extremely grateful to be able to go to work every day and love what I do.   

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? Track and field is my favorite sport (I’m a little bias because I ran track at UCF for 5 years). I don’t have any favorite sport teams but I do have favorite athletes; Damion Lillard (Portland Trailblazers) and Allyson Felix (USATF) simply because although they are phenomenal athletes, they also serve their community while being role models.

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What job would you like to have in 5 years? In five years I would like to be established in my career with a professional sports team. Ideally I would want to be a community relations manager for an NBA team in the next five years. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? As of right now my dream job is to work for NBA Cares or the USA Olympic Committee and travel the world cultivating community service events for the community to spread the power of sport around the world. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? A unique trait that I can bring to the team is that I am creative/innovative. In my current work place, I am currently the one that brings a new perspective to a situation that is out of the box from the norm.  

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? My biggest sport business accomplishment to date would be my role as Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for UCF Women’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer. Through this role I have been blessed with the opportunity to pour myself into these phenomenal women and create a space where they can be the best version of themselves. This role allowed me to be creative; I developed and executed an academic competition for the women’s basketball team that promotes excelling in their academics. It also allowed me to be a mentor to these women so that the can prosper not only on the field/court but in their academics as well as their personal lives. I take pride in my current role because I didn’t allow it to box me into only academics, I made the most of my time here and learned a lot from it.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I want to go into this experience with an open mind. I hope to cultivate genuine relationships with my peers and mentors that will last even when the trip ends. Ultimately, I hope to learn as much as I can about the sport business industry by actually living in the moment. After this experience I hope to gain the confidence that I need to hit the sports industry by storm and provide the ripple that starts the wave for social change for our community through the power of sport. 

Favorite city or country you have visited? My favorite country that I’ve visited so far is Portugal. I took a trip there when I was in high school. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? A hobby that I have as of now is that I dabble in photography. Self-portraits are my centralized focus with in photography and I love it!! A fun fact about me is that I use to fence when I was younger for about three years.

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I am currently a graduate student at the University of Central Florida. I am in the duel degree program for the Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Nonprofit Management. I live in Orlando, Florida now but I was born and raised in Miami! 


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Nathan Gilliland

What made you want to get into the sports industry? I have been a sports fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up a huge University of Michigan, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Chelsea FC fan. I have been going to games since I was a kid. I played sports all throughout my childhood and knew that I wanted to work in the sports industry as sports have been my biggest passion.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? My favorite sport is basketball. Favorite sports teams are University of Michigan football and basketball, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Chelsea FC.

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What job would you like to have in 5 years? I would like to be in a management role for a professional sports team. Either a director of ticket sales or a vice president. I would love to work in ticket sales or marketing.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? My dream job would be to be the general manager of a professional team. I have always been interested in the transactional/management side of sport. I love player acquisitions and trade rumors and everything along those lines. Building a team would be a dream of mine.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? I have past experience in sports ticket sales and I am very familiar with what goes into running a successful sports organization. I have first-hand event management experience that I gained while working for the Milwaukee Bucks.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? My biggest sport business accomplishment so far would be landing a job with the Milwaukee Bucks right out of college as a sales associate. It was a great experience and one that I hope to do again soon.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I hope to gain the type of experience that will give me an edge in my job search. I also hope to see more examples of what goes into putting on a successful event similar to the one we will be working on. I hope to build many connections that will last a lifetime.

Favorite city or country you have visited? My favorite city I have visited is Lake Tahoe, CA. I really love skiing and getting to ski in Lake Tahoe was an unreal experience for me. Being from Michigan there are not many options for good skiing. Skiing in the mountains was unlike anything I have experienced before. I have been there twice and hope to return soon.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I am a very good FIFA player on Xbox. A fun fact about me is that I broke my arm as a baby when I was one year old. 

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attended the University of Michigan where I majored in sport management. I currently reside in Lansing, MI. 

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Chris Cerullo

What made you want to get into the sports industry? I have been a major sports fan for as long as I can remember! It’s always been a dream of mine since I was quite small to get involved in the sporting world as some sort of professional. I consider myself extremely knowledgeable in several sports and my current daily life revolves around a few of those.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? My favorite sport is ice hockey, it is simply the best. My favorite sports teams include the Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, DC United, Arsenal FC, Washington Wizards, Maryland Terrapins, and the Dallas Cowboys.

What job would you like to have in 5 years? I would love to be working within the PR department of the Washington Capitals or as part of their media production staff.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? My dream job is to one day be a hockey analyst on one of the big networks in the US like NHL Network or NBC or in Canada like TSN or SportsNet.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? I am currently a pro sports writer by trade for RussianMachineNeverBreaks.com!

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? I have many that I’m proud of and they all come from my current employer. Starting with being media credentialed to report at the Stanley Cup Finals, NHL Winter Classic, NHL Awards, NHL Draft, NHL Playoffs, and AHL Calder Cup Finals. Managing quite large social media accounts that can reach over 100,000+ people on any given day, as well as appearing on podcasts and video hangouts. Having content from the site on local DC news, ESPN, NHL Network, NBC Sports Washington, and Hockey Night in Canada or featured in print in the New York Times, The Washington Post, ESPN the Magazine, White House correspondence, etc. I was also part of the first blog to ever sponsor a Sprint Cup racer in NASCAR (Ryan Ellis, 2016 Drive Sober 200).

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? Valuable real life experience that can stand out on a resume and within a future job interview. Maybe some potential new friendships as well!

Favorite city or country you have visited? Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s hockey heaven and I absolutely love the downtown area, the people, the restaurants, the overall country, etc. It’s my favorite city in the world.


What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? I collect Funko Pop figures and still watch professional wrestling as a 23-year-old.

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attended the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and graduated as a marketing major, sports management minor, and management minor. I currently reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jessica Martin

What made you want to get into the sports industry? When I started my undergraduate degree at Point Park University in sports, arts & entertainment management, I thought that I would go into business operations for a performing arts organization; as a child, I spent most of my time in the theater where I studied ballet for fourteen years.  However, as I progressed through the program, I volunteered for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Mario Lemieux Foundation and realized that the sports industry was for me. In addition, my younger brother played ice hockey, so it was only natural that I would work at our local ice rink. My career advanced from there: holding internship positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers—both of which turned into part-time jobs as well.

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What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? My favorite sport is naturally ice hockey, so of course I root for the Pittsburgh Penguins! I also enjoy watching golf and soccer with my family.

What job would you like to have in 5 years? In five years, I hope to be in an upper management position, or running my own department, in the field of my study with a professional sports organization or league.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? Through holding multiple internships in my undergraduate career (in finance, ticketing, and marketing), and graduating this April with an MBA in business analytics, my goal is to utilize this skillset and knowledge to lead a sales and market research division in the professional sports industry.  Business analytics and strategy is a way to quantitatively measure marketing information and consumer data, ticketing and price theories, and budget structure, all in an effort to increase overall fan engagement. Economic strategies of both fan engagement and consumer choice can be done through the use of marginal utilities and budget constraints to understand the mindset of a purchaser. While I presently work as a part-time inside sales representative with the Pittsburgh Penguins, I have witnessed firsthand the reasons why a fan may or may not purchase tickets. From understanding this information, my long-term plan is to make business decisions that assist sales employees like me in the future to make their job more effective and efficient. This would be my dream job. However, the goal for my next job would be to turn any of my part-time positions into full-time work. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? While attending Point Park University, I attended two independent research study abroad programs: Madrid, Spain and across five cities in Italy.  For each program, I conducted an extensive research assignment on the sports industry: both comparing organizational business models (American and European sports, with an emphasis on soccer), as well as an analysis of survey research data on sports culture and its sociological effects on fan perceptions. In the process, I experienced the many historical and cultural highlights of each country and had the opportunity to immerse myself within the local culture. Having the chance to take advantage of new experiences such as these, I would love the opportunity to apply my professional work background with my travel knowledge to a completely new situation: a challenge that can only be rewarding.

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What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? My biggest sport business accomplishment to date thus far was during my ticket operations internship with the Pittsburgh Penguins. One of my projects was to develop a survey for our student rush (high school and college student discount) program. At the time the program was in need of a new naming rights sponsor. With this survey that I created, I was able to assist the partnership sales department in finding and securing a new deal with the now current GNC Student Rush name! From this internship, I was asked to apply for their new part-time sales program; it was here that I worked for the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions!

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I am most looking forward to the real-world, hands-on work experience. Having studied at Point Park University for six years, our School of Business has always emphasized building your career network and gaining as much applicable work experience that you can. Not only will I get to assist in a world-class, high-caliber event, but I will get to travel abroad and fully immerse myself in a new culture in the process. It’s the perfect scenario!

Favorite city or country you have visited? My favorite country I have visited is Italy. It has always been on my bucket list to see Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. Having the chance to go there last summer through school was a dream come true!

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? Because of my background and experiences in the sports industry, a lot of people don’t realize that I didn’t grow up playing a sport! In my fourteen years of ballet training, I travelled to Chautauqua, NY and Washington, D.C. for summer dance intensives, attended the International Summer Dance Program at Point Park University, and have performed professionally with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. 

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attend Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA (where I was born and raised and currently reside). I graduated with a B.S. in Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management (as well as a minor in Accounting) in April 2017.  This April, I will be graduating from Point Park University with an M.B.A. in Business Analytics.  


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Chris Hagins

What made you want to get into the sports industry? What made me interested in the sports industry was that I always had a passion for sports from playing them when I was younger. As I grew older, I began to see myself not playing professionally but being behind the scenes, working in the business side of sports. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? My favorite sport is basketball. My favorite teams are all the Philadelphia teams. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years? The job I would love to have in five years would be a director of basketball operations for a collegiate or professional team.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job? My dream job is becoming the director of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers. My next job would be going back to school for my masters degree. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? A unique trait I bring is being committed. By that I not only mean being committed to achieve or goals as a team, but also committed to forming new relationships and learning from others. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? My biggest sport business accomplishment would have to be getting my first internship at Lasalle University, working in the athletic development department. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? I hope to gain new relationships and connections that would help me get my foot in the door even more in the sport business world. 

Favorite city or country you have visited? My favorite city I’ve visited would have to be Atlanta, GA. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? A hidden talent I have is that I used to play the drums when I was younger, which is part of the reason I have good rhythm.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? I attend East Stroudsburg University. My major is sport management with a minor in business. I currently reside in Philadelphia. 


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Kieran Rose

What made you want to get into the sports industry? Just myself falling in love with sports - I knew it was something I always wanted to do.

What is your favorite sport? Basketball & American football

Favorite sports teams? Pittsburgh Steelers, Michigan State Basketball, Golden State Warriors

What job would you like to have in 5 years? Some type of sports marketing position with a university or professional team, or a sports analyst job.

What is your dream job? GM of a sports team or coach of a college basketball team

What’s your next job? Not sure yet, but I’m hoping to work with Pro Football Focus next fall.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? I think all the knowledge I have about the sports industry and a desire to learn as much as I can.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far? Either working for the Binghamton Athletics Department as a marketing intern or starting a sports management club at my college.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? A ton of great connections and an amazing experience that can help me learn and grow in the sports industry.

Favorite city or country you have visited? I’ve never been outside the country so I’d say Santa Cruz, California.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have? Listening to music and I have 54+ half siblings.

What college do/did you attend?  Binghamton University

What was your Major? Business Administration 

What city do you reside in currently? United States


University of Roehampton London

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We welcome you to your London home, the beautiful campus of the University of Roehampton! We love staying on campuses around the world. It provides our group with the opportunity to experience student life in different cultures and this June we will do just that. Campus life also gives us convenient access to amenities including on-campus restaurants, stores, and pharmacies.

Living Sport participants will each receive a single en-suite bedroom. Each room will include a single bed (linens included), desk, closet area and complimentary WiFi. These cozy rooms will allow us to rest for the night and get back out to explore come the morning hours!

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Staying at Roehampton offers ease of access into central London or to local attractions such as Richmond Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Wimbledon Tennis Courts and Museum, as well as the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. 

Our Skills Workshop Sessions will also take place on campus in the recently constructed Elm Grove Conference Centre.

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About Roehampton: The University of Roehampton is a public university in the United Kingdom, situated in southwest London. The university's student population is over 10,000 students each year, providing an engaging portfolio of courses across the creative arts, social sciences, law, humanities, literature, education, business, and human and life sciences. Roehampton is proud of their supportive, tight-knit community. 

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Roehampton was founded over 175 years ago and has played a significant role in history by providing higher education to women dating back longer than any university in England. 


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