Natasha Harrison graduated in December 2013 with majors in Marketing and Media Arts and minors in Spanish and Sports Marketing. Currently, Natasha is the Assistant Director for Community Relations, Special Events and the Jim Click Hall of Champions at Arizona Athletics.
What has the post-graduation experience been like so far?
It has been great! It was always my dream to work in McKale Center and it actually came true. Now I have time after work for hiking and other fun things rather than cramming for an exam or working on a homework assignment (which I do not miss). It’s so fun to still be involved with the UA, especially athletics.
How did you come across the opportunity to work for Arizona Athletics?
I interned in the Jim Click Hall of Champions for Arizona Athletics for 2.5 years. I made it a point to work hard and make connections throughout the Athletic Department. I also made sure to express my career plans with people while networking. Networking is important but timing is everything! A month after graduation, a new position was created in the department I had interned with, I interviewed and thankfully got the job!
What has been the most challenging part of your job and how are you dealing with it?
I think the most challenging part is wearing so many hats! One minute I’m planning the Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony and the next I’m working on the website or re-branding our kids’ club. However, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m learning so many new things each day. It keeps me on my toes and never calls for a dull moment.
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
I hope to have earned my MBA from the Eller MBA Evening Program. I also hope to do some more traveling! Hopefully I’ll still be at McKale Center. No matter where I will be in 5 years, I do know that I’ll always Bear Down.