Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sports and Entertainment Career Fair

Here's a message that I recently received from the Kraft Sports Group (NE Patriots and the Revolution). I know some students are interested in internships and job prospects in the sports and entertainment industry and might want to attend this event. There is a cost involved.

The New England Patriots and Revolution will be hosting their fourth annual Sport and Entertainment Career Fair at Gillette Stadium on April 4th, 2009 from 4:30- 7:30 PM. As an addition to this year's career fair, we will be hosting a round table discussion prior to the fair starting at 3:30PM with senior level executives from our organization to discuss what it is like to work in the sports industry. The career fair is open to all students graduate and undergraduate that are looking to make the first step into the Sports and Entertainment industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from many of the industries top professional teams, minor league teams, sports apparel companies, media companies, and public relations or advertising agencies.

The price of admission to the fair will also include a ticket to the Revolution's second home game of the season against the FC Dallas at 7:30 pm. Here's some additional information:

Beginning at 3:30 PM, senior level executives from GilletteStadium will discuss their career paths and other helpful career tips.

The follow executives will be speaking:
Jennifer Ferron,Vice President of Marketing Operations, Gillette Stadium
Murray Kohl, Vice President of Sales, Gillette Stadium
Brian Bilello, Chief Operating Officer, New England Revolution

Immediately following, representatives from a variety of the organizations for the Sports and Entertainment fields will be on hand to talk to candidates about opportunities with their organization.

Companies participating in this year's event are:
New England Patriots
New England Revolution
Boston Celtics
Big Fish Promotions, LLC
Boston Lobster's Tennis Team
Central Connecticut State University
Bay State Banner
Lowell All-Americans Baseball
Sports Management Worldwide
Worcester Tornadoes
Connecticut Sun
Salem Radio Group

If you would like to be included in this event, please register below.
The registration cost is $25 if you sign-up before Thursday, April 2
($35 the day of the event). The fee includes:

- 1 Ticket to the Career Fair
- Complimentary Parking
- 1 Ticket to the New England Revolution Home Opener! (following the
Career Fair)

*Make sure you remember to bring multiple copies of your résumé!
Professional attire is recommended.

If you have any questions, please call 508-698-8590. For an updated list of attending companies, please be sure to check out our website in the weeks to come.

To purchase additional tickets to the Revolution Home Opener following
please call 1-877-GET-REVS and make sure to reference the event! To sign up, go to and click on the Event Calendar.

Mike Griffin's comments: Many students are interested in sports management careers or careers in the business side of the entertainment industry. Usually what I find is that to break into these fields you must take on a no pay or low paying internship - which I suspect most of these opportunities are. However, you won't know what is available unless you get out and talk to people. So for a few hours of your time and the cost of the event, you will learn what it takes to at least get your foot in the door in the sports and entertainment industries. Mike is the Director of Internship programs at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.