Welcome to the fourth and final edition of your London newsletter!

May 20, 2019

Learn about a famous London landmark we’ll be visiting, meet another mentor, get to know the rest of your teammates and review a helpful packing checklist! Reminder about our mandatory meeting to prepare for the trip this Wednesday, May 22 at 7PM EST!

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. Travel Insurance: If you haven’t already received your policy in your inbox today, you should be receiving it by tomorrow at 5PM EST. Please reach out to Jon at (jon@livingsport.com) if you don’t receive an insurance policy e-mail by May 22nd.

4. Flight Information: Group flight tickets will be sent out tomorrow, May 21st via e-mail. If you booked through Living Sport and you don’t receive your flight information please reach out to Alicia (alicia@livingsport.com).

5. WhatsApp: Be sure to download the WhatsApp app ASAP and join our London 2019 group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/I1PM5pxmwNVDrXMBNacERj This is the best and easiest way for us to communicate throughout the trip!

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

7. REMINDER: Mandatory Pre-Trip Team Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 7PM EST (NYC). Check e-mail for video conference link.


DO YOU LIKE HEIGHTS? GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THE LONDON EYE!

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At 135m, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. 

It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.

A remarkable feat of design and engineering, the London Eye gave London’s skyline a dramatic new addition and has been offering guests a new perspective on London ever since. Originally, it was intended as a temporary structure, able to be dismantled and transported to a new location, and had planning permission for just five years. But with millions boarding it every year, its popularity has prompted its lease to be extended. Today it is a permanent fixture on the London skyline and a beautiful symbol of modern London.

Our Living Sport group will end our full-day London sightseeing day with a ride in the sky!


MEET YOUR MENTOR:

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MICHAEL WASCO - GROUP SALES associate at ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY, LEGENDS

MICHAEL’S SPORT BUSINESS BIO

Michael always had one goal in mind - to find a career that would make him happy and motivated to go to work every day. With that goal in mind, he took his love for sports and intuition for business, and sought after opportunities that would lead him to become a young sport & entertainment professional with a strong professional network.

Michael grew up in Brodheadsville Pennsylvania, and attended Kutztown University where he double-majored in Sport Management and Marketing, with a minor in Communications. He understood how important it was to build a network - the network that eventually would help him get his career started - so he volunteered at many events, was elected Sport Management Club President, and gained experience within a variety of sport organizations.

Michael interned with the Reading Royals (ECHL Affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers), Pocono Whitewater, and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL Affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers). Each internship provided Michael with a stronger insight and more experience in the sport business world. 

Michael was hired as a Sales Associate with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms upon graduation. In less than six months he brought in $50,000.00. Today he works for Legends, a global sport & entertainment company based in New York City that partners with clients in all areas of sales and sponsorship, analytics and valuation and hospitality and operations. Michael is responsible for generating new business for One World Observatory. This year he has helped generate over $175,000.00.

What brings him to London, England serving as a Junior Mentor is something similar to all of the participants attending the International Sport Business Program. In the summer of 2017, Michael traveled to Barcelona, Spain to participate with the Living Sport program. In Barcelona, he was able to gain international sport experience working the Red Hook Criterium Cycling Series and enhance his network by increasing his reach not just across North America, but also globally. 

Michael remained connected to Living Sport after his trip concluded and developed a great relationship with all staff and advisory board members. He currently serves as a Living Sport Program Ambassador helping spread awareness of the program across his assigned territory of the New England region of the states. Michael was the first Living Sport alum to make an introduction which led to his contact and former boss joining the Living Sport Advisory Board. With all of his achievements with the program, Michael was recognized as the Ambassador of the Month in December of 2018 and earned the privilege of serving as a Junior Mentor on our London ‘19 team.

WE ASKED MIKE THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I wanted to enjoy what I called my career. I saw too many people go to work because they had to, as opposed to because they wanted to. From that, I had to think about different careers that I could go into and be happy with the outcome. I knew I loved watching and playing sports, but there is a different component to sports that most people don’t know about. I wanted to explore that path, which led me to my current position.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

I’m a big hockey and football fan. My favorite teams are the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Giants, New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets.

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What is your dream job?

Director of Sponsorship for a professional sports team. I love looking at a project upon completion know that I had a great deal to the success. When a sponsorship is executed well, it brings light to the brand and the team. It’s a win-win!

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

The best people in life had to go through a series of bumps and bruises. The bumps and bruises help show who is going to be successful, and who might just skate by life. I am excited to share with the team some experiences that bruised me up, and how to get through them.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

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In my current role at Legends and One World Observatory, I have been awarded Period Prizes. Those awards range from an MVP to and Intangibles Teammate to a Hustle winner.  

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

I am so excited to meet a new group of people and watch them build their own network.  We will be working side by side with future sport business leaders!  

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I live in New York City, so that holds a special place in my heart. But Los Angeles is a beautiful place to be. I plan on living in LA for a few years in the future!

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

Hobby: I love exploring new places. I try to experience one new thing per week in New York. I am excited to visit and explore London!

Fun Fact: I am related to the original founder of New York, Peter Stuyvesant. I live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, so I feel right at home.

Hidden Talent: I am really good at eating. I’ve eaten 90 pieces of sushi in one sitting. In another sitting I ate 60 BBQ and Hot Wings.  

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

I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I have two degrees, a B.S. in Sport Management, and a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Communications. I live in Brooklyn, New York, and love the borough!

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GET TO KNOW THE REST OF YOUR LONDON TEAMMATES!

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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I went into the sports industry for my love towards sports. I also went into the sports industry because of the allegations of college sports that are happening so often I wanted to be able to change the landscape of how college sports should be run. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is Football or Rugby. My favorite team is the New York Jets and I like to root New Zealand All Blacks. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Hopefully assistant director of Athletics or somewhere near that position. 

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

My dream job is to become a Athletic Director of a college.

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

A unique trait of mine is that I am loyal. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

The biggest accomplishment I've had in the sports business is accomplishing a masters degree. 

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

I hope to gain knowledge of how other countries run the buisness and take lessons from it and use in my position one day. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Whistler, Canada 

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

My hidden talent is that I can read lips due to my disability. A hobby of mine is that I love to ski as much as I can.  

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

I went to Lock Haven University, studied physical education with sports administration minor. I currently reside in Westwood, Nj. 


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DOBBIN BOOKMAN

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Since I was a little kid I have always been involved in athletics and being involved in sports or anything sport related has brought me success and happiness so far on my journey.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is football and my favorite sports teams are Atlanta United and the Boston Celtics.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In five years, I would like to be working for a professional sports team.

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

My dream job is working for either a U.S. or international soccer club. 

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

I am persistent. I like to attack a problem from all possible angles until I find the correct solution.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment is being a part of this program.

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

I hope to gain experience that will help me in my future career and in life.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Costa Rica.

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

Hobbies of mine include playing video games, working out, and competing in track and field.

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

I attend Morehouse College where I am currently studying kinesiology. I reside in Atlanta, Georgia during the semester and Boston, Massachusetts during holidays.


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SOFIE Vanhal

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I’ve always been interested in the sports industry because I wanted a profession in a career that I loved. Pursuing sport management has shown me that I can create a long-lasting business career while working in a fun atmosphere at the same time. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

Tennis and soccer are my favorite sports. My favorite sports teams are the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, Denver Broncos, and Manchester United. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I would love to be working in sponsorship for a professional sports team. 

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

My dream job is tournament director for a WTA or ATP tour tournament. My next job is hopefully in sponsorship. 

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

I feel I’m very adaptable and that makes me a great team member as I’m happy to jump in and help wherever I’m needed. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I’d say working for the Sponsor United and having one of my assignments used to land the Detroit Red Wings as a partner has been my biggest accomplishment in the sport industry so far. 

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

I hope to learn about how the sport business works internationally and to make great connections with sport business professionals. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

My favorite country that I’ve visited is Japan. 

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

A fun fact about me is that I’m a dual citizen of the United States and Belgium. 

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

I go to the University of Michigan, and my major is Sport Management. I live in Ann Arbor during the school year, and Los Angeles during the summer. 


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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Ever since I was a kid, I have been heavily involved in sports. I played any sport I could up until college, where I decided to transfer my knowledge of sports from player to businessman. My driving factor to work in the sports industry is my pure passion and love for any and all sports, and I can’t wait to see where this industry takes me.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport to play was definitely baseball growing up, but football was a very close second. However, the sport I love the most and hope to get into is basketball. Whether it is NCAA, NBA, or FIBA, I would love to work and gain valuable experience in the sport of basketball. My favorite teams across all major leagues are: MLB – New York Yankees; NBA – Milwaukee Bucks; NFL – (soon to be) Las Vegas Raiders; MLS – Columbus Crew; Premier League – Manchester United; NHL – San Jose Sharks. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In five years, I want to be working as either a Ticket Sales Director for either a university or professional team, or in Partnership Activation for a similar institution/organization. I currently work in ticket sales and love every bit of it, so advancing my career through that department would be exciting! With partnership activation, I have had no prior experience with this department; however, I love the idea of building relationships through sport and continuing those relationships positively year after year.

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

My dream job would be becoming the General Manager for any of my favorite teams, but due to my love for basketball, a GM for the Milwaukee Bucks would be a dream come true. If I could choose any job in the world though, I would choose to be a GM for the Charlotte Hornets for two reasons: Charlotte is a beautiful city that I would love to live in with my future family, and working under/for the owner, Michael Jordan, would be a blessing because he is the greatest basketball player of all time. My next job will hopefully be in ticket sales as an intern or executive, but I am not limiting myself to working in other departments, as any career in sport would be fulfilling. 

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

One unique trait I bring to the table is my light and positive attitude. I enjoy experiencing new things and meeting new people, and I believe that living every day is a privilege. I like conversing with new people while slipping in the occasional witty comment to lighten the mood. Another trait I bring is leadership. I have been a leader throughout all my group work in college and on every sport team I have ever played on. Seeing my groups succeed is very fulfilling, and I enjoy putting together everyone’s knowledge and input towards a common goal.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment in this industry so far is my time as an Office Worker with the WSU Athletic Ticket Office. I have worked here since August 2018, and I plan on working here until I graduate. This means that I will have roughly 1 ½ years of experience with ticket sales, which will hopefully lead to an internship or career in the same field. I have learned how to answer and make inbound and outbound calls, and have learned the detailed ways of CRM. 

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

I hope to increase both my knowledge of different areas within the sport industry, as well as make/build connections that will help me in the future. Not many people will be able to say that they went to London and helped put on a triathlon, which will surely stand out on my resume. As far as connections go, my friend Marcus Slane participated in this program a year ago, and he said that the connections he made have directly resulted in opportunities and friendships today. I desire a strong portfolio of connections to stay in contact with throughout my sport career, and I can’t think of a better way to grow those connections than through this International Sport Business Program.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

My favorite country I have visited is Jamaica, hands down. Everyone there was so pleasant and willing to help you with whatever you needed. I loved the feel of the environment there, and the kindness of everyone really made it amazing. The culture is one of a kind, and I would definitely recommend to anyone to visit there at least once in their lifetime.  

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

One hobby that I have taken on while being up at Washington State is the art of being a DJ. Being in a fraternity, I have always enjoyed the different music and mixes people have played at parties, so I decided to learn myself. I have been involved in this for over a year now, and have started taking over the DJ duties at my social events. A fun fact about me is that I secretly love board games. They truly bring out my competitive side, and I really enjoy how it brings everyone playing together. Another thing about me is that I am a member of the Gamma Theta chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Being in a fraternity, I have built close bonds with roughly 100 awesome men who are guaranteed brothers for life. In a way, I believe that this experience in Greek Life has shown me what family is really all about, as no matter what happens, I know all 100 of them will be there for me whenever I need anything at all.

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

I currently attend Washington State University in Pullman, WA. I am pursuing a Sport Management Major, as well as a Minor in Business. I still live in Pullman, but traveled from my hometown of Redding, CA to get here. 


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jennifer grocki

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Sports have always been a passion of mine. Being involved in sports growing up has taught me many lessons, such as commitment, teamwork and leadership. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?    

My favorite sports team is the New York Rangers. My father took me to a Rangers game when I was seven years old at Madison Square Garden, and I loved the atmosphere. They were playing the Toronto Maple leafs and it was amazing. It is my earliest sports memory. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years? 

In five years, I would love to be an industry expert that others can go to for ideas, help and strategy. I have had amazing mentors and managers in my past positions, so I’d like to be able to provide similar guidance, and potentially take on a leadership role.  I would also like to take the lead on projects I am passionate about. Connecting my initiatives to larger goals motivates me. 

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

My dream job would be a combination of creating products that are making a difference in the world and getting a chance to share them with as many people as possible; which is why I decided to apply to the International Sports Business Program, because it is giving me the opportunity to see the world and learn about different cultures. My hopes are that my next job will be a position that gives me the chance to learn like this program does!

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

I feel that my drive and determination is a unique trait I bring to the team. I will help keep the team going no matter what.  I also feel that my blunt, straightforward nature has allowed me to succeed over the years as a natural leader because I'm able to get things done efficiently, and people often appreciate my honesty. I have always been an outspoken individual.

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What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I feel that my biggest sports business accomplishment so far has been interning for the New York Knicks. I applied for the Student Associate position multiple times before being selected. I knew that I wanted to be part of MSG, and told myself I would not stop until I got the position. 

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

I hope to gain the opportunity to apply some of the ideas learned in school and provide a bridge between school and the professional world.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

My favorite city that I have visited is Paris, France. I loved the ambience. I have been there twice, however both in the wintertime. I prefer the warm weather so I hope to travel there again soon during the summer months! 

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

I enjoy knitting. I have knitted scarves, hats, mittens etc.

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

I am currently a senior at St. John’s University studying Sports Management. I currently reside in Queens, NY. 


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benjamin jackson

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I have always had a passion for sports, and once I learned about the working side of the sports world I was fascinated.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

American football. Favorite teams include the Tennessee Titans and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I would like to work for an agency representing NFL players, or scouting for a similar organization.

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

Representing athletes. My next “job” is interning with Nashville Soccer Club hopefully this summer.

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

I am very easily excited.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Completing Columbia University’s online Sports Industry Essentials program.

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

Insight into to how to network more professionally and how to collaborate with others to complete a project.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Cape Town, South Africa

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

I like bass fishing.

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

I am still currently enrolled at the University of Alabama. I am majoring in marketing and plan to pursue an MBA in Sports Management. I currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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sabrina warren

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Sports were always a major part of my life. After suffering a sports injury in high school while deciding on an intended major, I wanted to still be apart of the sports world and began attending sport management classes and fell in love with the industry.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

Baseball and football. Baltimore Orioles and Ravens; Tampa Bay Lightning. Began following the New York Mets after working for their affiliate for 2 years.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Executive for a MLB front office, preferably in research and development or special events

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

Baseball analyst or Olympic coordinator. Next job is a student in a Sport Management grad program

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

Adaptability

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Managing a rebranding MILB team’s merchandise and social media operations from beginning to established

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

International event experience and expanding my network of sport industry professionals.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

The Netherlands

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

Biking and photography

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

University of Tampa for Sport Management. Currently reside in Hanover, PA


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elliot roman

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Playing soccer for 18 years, especially playing semi-pro during my peak years, developed my passion for sport and all aspects of sport. Watching soccer always intrigued my interest in working in a stadium because of how incredible it looked, especially in Europe.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My top two favorite sports are soccer and basketball. I love Manchester United in the Premier League, F.C. Barcelona in La Liga, and A.C. Milan in Serie A. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I want to work for FIFA and for any team in the European Professional Soccer League. If I were to stay in the states, NJ/NY, I would want to be working with MLS.

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

My dream job would be always traveling working for FIFA or a professional soccer league. My next job will be working at a sports stadium preferably a MLS or European Soccer League stadium.

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

Positivity. I’m always trying to promote positivity even in daunting situations. I have a lot of experience traveling and at times it can be stressful and positivity always makes things better.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I’m very interested in martial arts and it gave me an opportunity to work on the business side. Working as a sole program director for ATA Martial Arts Academy in Marlboro, NJ, I was able to meet monthly budgets, required program sales, merchandise sales, and business to business networking with in-person and social media marketing. I also owned and operated my own LLC for a while that was a sports business venture.

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

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I’m excited to work with my colleagues and the professionals of the International Sports Business Program. This is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded people while enjoying traveling together as a team. It feels as if I’m part of a sports team except instead of players we are all sports business professionals.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Peru

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

I compete in NPC Men’s Physique bodybuilding. The last show I competed in was in Baltimore Nov 22, 2018 and I placed 3rd. I love all aspects of fitness.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently? In August of this year I will complete my B.A. in Sport Management at Rutgers University. I currently reside in Hazlet Township, NJ.


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daniel acosta

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I’ve always thought that sports are a big stress reliever for life in general. I’ve always been a sports fan, and I just want to be able to promote the benefits that sports can bring to the table.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is without a doubt hockey. I am a big New York Islanders fan.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Any job in the sports industry would be preferred.

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

I don’t necessarily have a dream job, I just want to be able to have a job in the sports industry that promotes the benefits of sports. Maybe that could be a ticket sale executive or an event coordinator. My next job would have to be an entry level job lower in the industry. 

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

I am very focused on getting things done and I will work my ass off at whatever I am doing. I know those aren’t technically “unique”, but sometimes simplicity can get things done. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I got the School of Business Award 2016 (Outstanding Achievement in Sports Marketing) and the School of Business Award 2017 (Outstanding Achievement in Sports Management). 

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

I want to obtain real working experience and relationships with both individuals in the industry and the other participants in the program.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I have only ever left the United States to go to Canada. I would have to say of the three Canadian cities I have been to, my favorite had to be Toronto.

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

A fun fact about me is that throughout high school, I was on the Varsity Badminton team.

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

I am currently attending Farmingdale State College, and my major at school is Sport Management. I currently reside in Nesconset, NY.


MAKe SURE YOU PACK EVERYTHING YOU NEED!

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PACKING TIPS & CHECKLIST

It’s important to be prepared for our international journey. Use this checklist to help guide your packing!


Important Documents: Be sure to pack and keep any or all of the below within reach at all times.

  • Passport – Cannot expire within 6 months of our return date

    • For added security, keep your passport in the hotel safe and scan and email a copy to yourself and a family member or friend back home before embarking on your trip. 

  • Driver’s license/other government photo ID

  • A student ID may help you receive international discounts!

  • Travel documents/reservation itinerary – This will be distributed to you

  • Credit or ATM cards/cash

Baggage Restrictions:

  • American Airlines (AA) allows 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop bag) per passenger fee free. Carry-on should not exceed the following size and weight restrictions: 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 in) or 115 centimeters (56 x 36 x 23 cm) including handles and wheels. Your personal item like a purse or small handbag must fit under the seat in front of you. Dimensions should not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm).

  • AA calculates the size limits of your bag by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, length + width + height. Your checked bag allowance is: Dimension: 62 in. | Weight: 50 lbs

  • AA does not accept checked bags over 126 inches or over 100 lbs.

Carry-On: Pack your carry-on wisely with essential items for convenient outfit swaps or that “worst case scenario” of having your baggage lost in transit. Please carry your Living Sport shirts, and work apparel in this bag.

American Airlines Carry-On Details: 

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/carry-on-baggage.jsp

  • Casual change of clothes

  • Program shirts

  • Extra pair of shoes

  • Toiletries and necessities (Be aware of liquid volume restrictions)

  • Important medications

  • Sealed snacks – liquid is not allowed (Unless purchased at the airport after security)

  • Charging devices for electronics and adapter

Travel Basics: Pack these essentials along so you won’t get stuck paying inflated prices at ports of call, on board or at your destination. 

Money: Advice including when to exchange money, if you should use a credit card or ATM, questions to ask your bank, and other travel tips to save money! A great article for traveling to London: https://traveltips.usatoday.com/information-money-travel-london-11236.html

  • Contact your bank and see about your fees when visiting the ATM abroad. Ask if there are partner banks in Europe that you will not get charged a fee when withdrawing money. Inquire how much money you are allowed to withdraw in one day. Also be sure to inform them of the dates you will be traveling.

  • Call your credit card companies and inform them of your travel plans. This is very important to ensure you will be able to use your card without any trouble. Also ask if there are any international transaction fees with your card.

  • As soon as we touch down at the airport, you will have the opportunity to exchange money. You will have multiple times throughout the trip to do so.

Dress for your Destination: Keep in mind what activities you have planned, and the weather conditions during your travel. Some trips may take you through multiple climates, so bring a variety if needed. In June average low temperatures hover around 56 degree Fahrenheit while the average high climbs to about 70 degrees. Although London gets just a little over an inch of rain during each month, rainfall is spontaneous so be prepared.

  • Overall dress code for the trip will be business casual to casual. Please keep in mind we are in a business setting and although we are allowing casual wear, you should always want to look put together.  Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts will be allowed. Short shorts and ripped jeans are discouraged.

  • Sneakers are a must for work days and sightseeing days

  • Work uniform for event: Khacki shorts/pants, sneakers, and staff shirt that will be distributed to you. T-shirt and gym shorts/pants will be needed for event setup days.

  • It can get chilly once the sun goes down, so be sure to pack a long-sleeve and/or sweatshirt to have with you. This will also be handy for the flight as they usually keep planes cool inside.

  • Don’t forget hats (important for sun protection), socks, hair ties and other accessories 

  • Check weather conditions prior to traveling to ensure you are packing correctly

  • Packing a rain poncho is a smart idea. We will be working rain or shine.

  • Be sure to pack a t-shirt with your current school or alma mater for our group photo

  • Try not to over pack. It is very standard to wear clothes more than once on a long trip!

  • To help better blend in with the crowd, don’t bring shirts with American flags, or American representation.

Skills Workshop Sessions:

  • Like any business meeting, be sure to arrive on time with a pen and a notepad

  • Bring three (3) copies of your most recent resume/cover letter for the one on one sessions

  • Business cards are a great idea