Over Winter Break more than 100 Eller students participated in Externships in the form of one-day job shadows.
Andrew Mottola (Management) shadowed Carly Levy, an Accounts Manager with the VIP Services of the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn, New York.
Why did you want to do this externship?
This externship interested me because I have a strong passion for sports and hope to one day work in the sports industry, particularly the MLB, NBA, or NFL.
What did you do during this job shadow experience?
I was fortunate enough to shadow Carly Levy who is an Arizona Alumni. Her main focus is to work with season ticket holders and to renew season ticket holders. During my externship, the first half of the day was spent in the office. Here, I was introduced to a number of people, learned about the different departments, learned specifically what Carly does on a daily basis, and was able to ask any questions I had. Specifically, Carly showed me the software she uses to keep her work organized along with tricks on how to be efficient at her job. The second half of the day was spent at the Barkleys Center. The Nets were playing the Celtics and I was able to learn about game day procedures and operations. I was also fortunate enough to get a complete tour of the arena (including the locker rooms), which was really cool. Before, during and after the game we interacted, talked to, and got to know the season ticket holders on a personal level.
What did you learn as a result of the externship?
Overall, this experience was incredible and I learned a lot about the sports industry and how things operate. I would definitely recommend this externship.
Photo courtesy Andrew Mottola.