SLAM Student profile: What's next?

Olivia MolinaWhat is your major? How did you decide on that major?
SLAM [Sport Leadership and Management], but I started off in Kinesiology with the hopes of going into physical therapy. I realized that path was not for me after my freshman year. It was not until I took KNH 212 (sport management) my sophomore year that I declared my SLAM major. I really enjoyed that course and it sparked my interest in the business side of the sport world.

When do you graduate?
I will be graduating this May (2016).

Describe where you are going and what you will be doing?
I will be working for the Cincinnati Bengals in their front office as a member of their inside sales program. During this program I will be focused on generating revenue through the sales of season ticket memberships, mini plans, group outings, and suites for Bengals home games at Paul Brown Stadium. During games I will visit and interact with prospective and current clients. I will also represent the Bengals at off-site community events promoting ticket opportunities.

How do you feel about what you will be doing after you graduate?
I am incredibly excited to have a job with a NFL front office, that has been my goal since I declared my SLAM major. I have had a number of ticket sales internships so I am not nervous about the training or the nature of the job. However, I am a little anxious to be moving to a new city and making the adjustment from college life to the working world. Overall, I am very eager and excited to start and I cannot wait to see where this opportunity takes me over the years.

Has anyone or anything in your program helped your toward your career goal?
Multiple professors (Dr. MorrisDr. Freysinger, & Dr. Fudge to name a few) have been great resources as far as helping me find places to apply for internships and eventually full-time opportunities. They have helped me edit resumes and cover letters over the years as well. The SLAM program has done nothing but grow since I came to Miami, with more and more career building opportunities becoming available each year. I tried to take part in as many of those events as possible (alumni career panels, career fairs, conference visits, etc.).

I am looking forward to applying everything I have learned from our SLAM professors and I hope to stay connected with the program/department as it continues to grow.