Future Job: Sales Associate, Milwaukee Bucks
Hometown: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (10 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee)
Expected Graduation: May 2017
Q: What are some of the past internships and jobs you’ve had?
A: I served as a Gameday Marketing Intern for Xavier Athletics throughout my sophomore year (2014-15), strictly working men’s and women’s basketball games. Coming into my junior year, I got bumped up to a Lead Marketing Intern position which I remained in for both my junior and senior years. I worked in the marketing office 3-4 times per week with Patrick Dillon, Xavier’s Director for Marketing, working on managing the GoXavier.com auctions, fulfilling fan-mail requests, working on annual reports, etc. while also working men’s and women’s basketball games and operating as the lead on men’s soccer.
I also work as a student caller for Phonathon. While it’s not a sports internship, it’s a sales position that really helped prepare me for my upcoming job.
Q: You recently got a job with the Milwaukee Bucks, tell us about that.
A: I got hired for the position of a Milwaukee Bucks Sales Associate. Luckily I was able to land a job with my dream organization straight out of college and will be working in the Bucks’ front office selling single-game, mini-package, and season-ticket packages, surveying fans, and maintaining client relationships while also working all 41 Milwaukee Bucks home games plus potential playoff games. Overall, my job is to sell the Bucks, talk the team up, boost revenue and ticket generation and help optimize the fan experience. Some day-to-day responsibilities will include cold calling individuals who are on record with purchasing tickets in the past and surveying them and gauging their current interest in the team and what not, setting up in-person meetings with clients (in order to sell tickets to businesses and corporations interest in group packages, work outings, etc.), and maintaining relationships with current clients (checking in on them at games, taking them on tours of the new arena to keep them interested, attend community events with the team). Obviously, there are going to be a lot more here and there, but these are the general responsibilities and more will stem from them.
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