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Sports As A Job

By Sports As a Job
We take you along with us into the journeys of the professionals across the sports industry. From social media managers to executives. They share with us all their experiences and insight into what they do.

From the time we are born we are placed in a bubble. It may be a result of where we are born, the people we are around, or the information we are given.

Our mission is to pop the bubble and help everyone realize they control their own path.

Hosted by Kolby Castillo

Kolby
Twitter: @kolby_castillo
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Ep. 004: Your Journey Isn't Meant to be Predictable! Andrew Fletcher Former Assistant Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College and Current Sports Sales Manager at VISIT BENTONVILLE
Our guest Andrew Fletcher former Assistant Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College and current Sports Sales Manager at Visit Bentonville. We discuss his transition up the leadership ladder in the sports world. He also shares with us his own battles that he had to overcome due to the Pandemic. Sometimes the journey in sports doesn't go the way you plan but it is all part of the journey. Andrew Fletcher: Linkedin and Twitter
32:49
June 20, 2021
Ep. 003: You Are Not a Fraud!
In this episode, we take a look at the term Imposter Phenomenon otherwise known as the Imposter Syndrome. I'll be the first to admit I deal with it myself, it is a constant battle. Most of us have dealt with it or are dealing with it now. Let's take a look at the Imposter Phenomenon, what are ways I have learned to handle it, and of course, let you know you are not alone!  
23:16
June 13, 2021
Ep. 002: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Logan Belz the Assistant Athletic Director for Special Projects at California State University Bakersfield
We are joined by the first guest of the season Logan Belz the Assistant Athletic Director for Special Projects at California State University, Bakersfield. We discuss building relationships, the power of making people feel special, and the skills that have allowed him to be amazing at selling tickets. Join us as he breakdowns down his journey from ticket operations assistant to Assistant Athletic Director. You can follow Logan on Linkedin HERE and Twitter HERE Please share this episode with others and on social media if you enjoyed it. Also, if you are listening to this on apple podcast please leave a rating and review.
38:05
June 06, 2021
Ep. 001: Tupperware Emptied Marks the Return
THE SPORTS AS A JOB PODCAST IS BACK! It has been two months since the last episode but I am now back. I discuss why I have been away, what it took for me to feel ready to come back, and what to expect from the podcast from here on out.  Please share the podcast with others who are navigating the sports industry. If you are listening to this on the apple podcast please give us a rating and review.  Host Kolby Castillo: Twitter & Instagram @kolby_castillo Sports As A Job Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) @sportsasajob Home of Sports As A job at sportsasajob.com
10:12
May 30, 2021
Journey of Justin Newell from Wildlife Research through College Athletics to now an Assistant Athletic Director at Kenyon College
This episode’s guest is Justin Newell the Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance and Operations at Kenyon College and CEFMA 2020 - 2021 president. Justin’s path started working in endangered species after graduating college before finding his way into the world of college athletics. He rose through the ranks in college athletics working at schools such as Tulane University, Jacksonville University, Auburn University Montgomery, and Michigan. Through his journey, he found a home at the division three level. Justin discusses the lessons he learned through what he describes as the phases in his career. He opens up about his mistakes and how trying to understand himself has helped him be a better leader.  Connect with Justin on Twitter HERE or LinkedIn HERE
38:20
March 21, 2021
Director of Events & Facilities at Baylor University Athletics, Sarah Deffebach
We are joined by Sarah Deffebach the Director of Events & Facilities at Baylor University Athletics. She is a former GA  of Athletic Operations for Clemson University and before that the Athletic Department Internal Operations Intern at Fresno State University. Sarah shares what working events and facilities is all about. We discuss how titles don't mean everything because your responsibilities speak louder. She dreamt about what she is doing today and part of it was manifesting it into her reality. Learn how she has reached a goal she set years ago and the wisdom she has to share from her experiences. You can follow Sarah on Twitter ​@SarahTDeffebach
27:56
March 07, 2021
Founder of Latinx in Sports and Sponsorship & Tours Coordinator for ISL, Alana Meraz
The guest of this episode of Sports As A Job is Alana Meraz. She is the founder of Latinx in Sports an organization focused on creating a community for Latinx in sports. She is currently a Sponsorship and Tours Coordinator for ISL. She has event management experience with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Sun Devils Athletics, Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission, and the Arizona Public Service. Alana also has experience doing social media with Sport Sorority and Sports As A Job. We discuss her networking tips and how she found her path in the sports industry. Follow Alana on Twitter: Here  Follow Latinx In Sports on Twitter: Here LinkedIn: Here
35:29
February 21, 2021
Sharing Major Takeaways From the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar
I got to participate in the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar a  three-day virtual event put on by the NCAA Leadership Development team this past week. Three days of leadership development, guest speakers, interacting with other young professionals, and three days of transformation. Do not worry if you did not get to participate, I share the major takeaways and lessons I got. Visit sportsasajob.com for more episodes and to listen to the other podcasts in the network. We are here to help you navigate the sports industry.  Follow us on social media platforms @sportsasajob Hosted by Kolby Castillo (@kolby_castillo)
32:36
February 07, 2021
Life Isn't All About Work, Eric Mathews the Assistant Media Relations Director for the University of Hawaii - Manoa Athletics
The guest of this Sports As A Job Podcast episode is Eric Mathews the Assistant Media Relations Director for the University of Hawaii - Manoa Athletics. Eric is working for a program that he dreamed about and it only happened from taking a big risk. We discuss how making your life all about the sports industry isn't the best approach. He shares advice that many of the people in sports don't typically say.  Visit sportsasajob.com for the rest of the podcast episodes, the other podcasts, and articles all focused on helping you navigate the sports industry. We put the spotlight on sports industry professionals' journeys and the lessons they learned along the way. 
43:47
January 24, 2021
The Ultimate Question: Why Do You Want to Work in Sports? Let me help you find your reason.
To stand out from the thousands of people that work in sports it is important to stand out from others. One of the most frequent questions asked early on in our career is "Why Do You Want to Work in Sports?" I will share with you what my answer used to be and what it is now.  Visit sportsasajob.com for our guest interviews, other podcasts, and everything we are doing to help you navigate the sports industry
08:01
January 18, 2021
"Every Season Has a Reason", Learn How Madison Hedding Adjust Her Sports Career Due to COVID-19
We are joined by Madison Hedding who previously worked for Florida State University as a Marketing and Promotions Assistant, Wofford College, and graduated from Washington State. She is currently the Communications Director at 223 Agency a Digital Marketing Firm. Like many others, Madison had to adjust to the effects of the pandemic on the sports industry job landscape. Sometimes there are certain things we cannot control. Madison's previous position was eliminated due to COVID-19 and she had to adjust. We discuss how her mindset of "Every season has a reason" helped her get back on her feet. She is also the contributor of our Women in Sports Features on sportsasajob.com. You can follow Madison on Twitter Here Visit sportsasajob.com for more podcasts and articles to help you navigate the sports industry. 
36:21
January 10, 2021
Six Degrees, Over 10 Years of Sports Experience, and Hosts of The Cutback Podcast: Ian Burleigh and Cullen Munz
Hosts of the Cutback Podcast Ian Burleigh and Cullen Munz join us for this episode. Outside of being podcasts hosts they have a combined over 10 years of experience and 6 college degrees. Ian is currently a Consulting Analyst for rEvolution a sports marketing agency in Chicago. Cullen is currently the Director of Food and Beverage for Diamond Concessions at Dozer Park home of the Peoria Chiefs. We discuss their individual journeys throughout sports. Everyone's path is different. We explore how Ian worked in the corporate world before going back to graduate school to pursue his dream of working in sports. Cullen shares how he found his fit and area of opportunity in sports. Learn about their journeys and the lessons they learned along the way. Checkout The Cutback Podcast at sportsasajob.com You can follow The Cutback Podcast on Twitter: HERE and Instagram: HERE 
34:57
December 27, 2020
From A Dream at 10 Years Old to Making it Her Reality, Amanda Weaver
The Sports As A Job podcast is joined by Amanda Weaver the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for the Winston-Salem Dash. At 10 years old she told her mom that she wanted to work in a baseball front office and now it is her reality. We talk about her unconventional journey where she had to overcome not knowing what exactly it is she wanted to do at first. She shares her experience of going through a group interview and what helped her win the job she has currently. You can follow Amanda on Twitter: HERE, Instagram: HERE Don't miss out on any of Sports As A Job content: https://linktr.ee/sportsasajob
47:36
December 13, 2020
From a Small Town in Iowa to Sharing Stories on the Big Stage, Bri Lewerke
The guest of this episode is Bri Lewerke a Strategic Marketing Associate for SportsEngine. She has been there for nearly five years. Bri is also a freelance photographer that has done work for Sports Illustrated, SLAM, Bleacher Report, Nike EYBL, Overtime, and the WNBA. Bri's passion lies at the intersection of sports, storytelling, and digital media. She is one of the biggest basketball fans we know and we dive into where that love came from. Bri didn't get her start in sports until her senior year of college doing an internship with the Washington Wizards. They were one of two teams that called among 50 applications she put out there. She knew from that point on that sports is where her life needed to be and she has not looked back since.  Follow Bri on Twitter: HERE, LinkedIn: Here, Instagram: HERE, and you can purchase her prints: HERE For all of Sports As A Job Content: https://linktr.ee/sportsasajob You can follow us on all social media platforms @sportsasajob
28:42
December 06, 2020
Former 15 years ESPN Research/Writer and Current Senior Research Analyst for Sports Info Solutions, Mark Simon
The guest on this Sports As A Job podcast episode is Mark Simon. Mark is currently a Senior Research Analyst for Sports Info Solutions. He tells stories with numbers. He previously spent 15 years with ESPN as a Researcher and Writer. Mark is also an author of the "Yankees Index" that came out in 2016. The book uses statistical accomplishments as a storytelling device. In this episode, we discuss Mark's love for numbers. We also discuss how in 2018 he made the decision to leave ESPN after spending 15 years there. Let Mark Simon's story help you create your own. 
33:58
November 29, 2020
Serving Others Always Comes Back Twofold, The Rookie Contract Duo: Kate Norum and Dakota Zientek
The special guests of this episode are Kate Norum and Dakota Zientek. the duo behind the “Rookie Contract” podcast. They focus on the rookies of the sports industry. They interview interns and typically those with 5 or less years of full-time experience. We discuss what the biggest reward for them podcasting has provide, how they overcame any nerves, and their own future sports industry career. You can follow the Rookie Contract podcast on Twitter: @Rookie_Contract Instagram: @therookiecontract Dakota Zientek on Twitter @DakotaZientek Kate Norum on Twitter @katenorum Visit sportsasajob.com the home for the aspiring and current sports industry professional. Take a listen to our other podcasts or read our articles putting the spotlight on the professionals in the sports industry
45:30
November 22, 2020
A Young Career Already Filled with Wisdom, Head of Marketing for Momentum, Alec Palmer
The start of a new season with the same mission of helping you navigate the sports industry. To start it off we have Alec Palmer the Head of Marketing for Momentum. At 24 years old he started carving his own path in the sports industry while he was in college. He took his career into his own hands and started to create opportunities for himself. We discuss how with zero experience he was able to convince his baseball team to let him run their socials. Through these experiences, he has learned many things that have led him to being with Momentum. Momentum's focus is "Momentum is an athlete-driven media company that uses storytelling to connect athletes and fans on a human level." We discuss how even though he is young, he is giving back to everyone trying to work in sports as well.  You can follow Alec Palmer on Twitter: HERE or connect on LinkedIn: HERE
41:32
November 15, 2020
Director of Facilities and Events, San Jose State University Athletics, Garrett Ton
The guest of this episode of the Sports As A Job podcast episode is the Director of Facilities and Events for San Jose State University Athletics, Garrett Ton. Garrett was appointed as the Director in January of 2019. Before that, he served as a facilities coordinator at San Jose State from 2015 to 2018. He is also a former Men's Basketball player for San Jose State, he graduated in 2012. Then from 2013 to 2015 at Marshall University, Garrett was a graduate assistant for athletics facilities and operations. We discuss how he developed his system of game management, journey to a leadership role, and why loves this area of sports he gets to work in. Follow Sports As A Job on any social media platform and find our other content HERE
27:06
November 08, 2020
Celebrating Episode 70 and the Famous Olivia Puttin a University of Georgia Communications GA Joins Us
Celebrating episode 70 with a little reflection from founder Kolby Castillo. To celebrate we bring on the better half of the Sports As A Job podcast former co-host Olivia Puttin. The last time she was hosting the podcast she was a Student Contact Intern for the University of Minnesota Athletics. Now she has transitioned into the SEC, more specifically the University of Georgia. She is a Communications GA with the Bulldogs. She shares her expereince, we catch up with her, and shares some of the things she has learned so far.  Episode Timestamp 0 to 8:00 - Celebrating 70 episodes with reflection and Q&A with Kolby Castillo. 8:00 to the end - Our special guest Olivia Puttin You can follow Olivia on Twitter HERE and Linkedin HERE Follow Sports As A Job on any social media platform and find our other content HERE
35:00
November 01, 2020
Retired 17-Year Sportscaster and Founder of I'm Changing The Narrative, Rachel Joy Baribeau
The guest on this episode of the Sports As A Job podcast is Rachel Joy Baribeau is a retired 17-year sportscaster and is now focused on her company I’m Changing The Narrative. Her relentless pursuit is a major part of why she has broken so many barriers and continues to have amazing opportunities.  Rachel is the first known female sports reporter to participate in a professional football training camp and was the 1st female host SiriusXM College Sports. She had the opportunity to deliver insightful commentary on national broadcasters such as Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, and Yahoo. In this episode we discuss the mental barriers and adversity she overcame to have the career she did. There was a shift in her mindset and purpose. We discuss that moment and how it has led her down the path she is today. Visit Rachel's website HERE, Twitter HERE, AND Instagram HERE Make sure to visit the home for the aspiring and current sports industry professional for more content sportsasajob.com We are on all social media platforms @sportsasajob
36:01
October 25, 2020
Assistant AD of Creative Services at University of Missouri-Columbia, Ali Fisher
The guest on this episode of the Sports As A Job podcast is the Assistant AD of Creative Services at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Ali Fisher. Ali has worked for the University of Missouri-Columbia for a little over six years. She graduated from Toledo University with her MBA, her Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, and she was also a cross country student-athlete. We discuss how even someone with her experience in the industry she is constantly learning. Her curiosity in graphic design as a young kid sparked her interest in the career she has today. Listen in to see how she got where she is at today. Follow Ali Fisher on Twitter Here or Instagram Here Make sure to visit the home for the aspiring and current sports industry professional for more content sportsasajob.com We are on all social media platforms @sportsasajob
33:12
October 18, 2020
Assistant Director of Marketing for BGSU Athletics, Allie Popp
In this episode of Sports As A Job podcast, we are joined by Allie Popp the recently announced Assistant Director of Marketing for BGSU Athletics. Allie started working for BGSU Athletics as a freshman in college in 2017. From there she has climbed the ladder and has challenged herself to always do more. Before she has even graduated with her B.S. in Sport Management in 2021, she accepted the offer to return to BGSU Athletics in her current role. Her story starts before her freshman year in 2017. Allie is an amazing example of how maximizing the opportunity in front of you can open up doors for you. Follow Allie Popp on Twitter here and connect with her on LinkedIn Here Make sure to visit the home for the aspiring and current sports industry professional for more content sportsasajob.com We are on all social media platforms @sportsasajob
26:03
October 11, 2020
Senior Data Analyst for Zoomph, Geoff Blosat
The guest on this episode of the Sports As A Job podcast is Geoff Blosat. He is a senior data analyst for Zoomph. His path to working in sports is non-traditional. It didn’t start right after graduating college in 2014. Instead, he worked out of sports before getting his first job with the Washington Football team as a digital media analyst. Geoff is usually big on using stats and numbers to explain things. Instead in this episode, he shares his experiences throughout his life to help you navigate the sports industry. We discuss him getting fired from his first job, majoring in International Business in college, and how networking has helped him get the opportunities he has.  Follow Geoff Blosat on Twitter here and LinkedIn here  Please give us a rating and review on Apple podcasts and if you found value in this please share it on your social media platforms.  You can follow us on all social media platforms @sportsasajob or visit sportsasajob.com for even more content.
34:50
October 04, 2020
Creating Your Own Path and Electric Vibes Through Story-Telling, Alexis Cuzzo
The guest of this Sports As A Job podcast episode represents everything I am trying to show through the different stories of people in the sports industry. There is no set path to where you want to go and the guest of this episode has taken her own path. Our guest is a small-town girl in a sports world creating electric videos through different forms of storytelling. You will also notice she is an advocate of mental health. She dropped out of college to pursue freelance work. She has done work for the Premier Lacrosse League, the Women Professional lacrosse league, and Salisbury University. You can follow Alexis Cuzzo on Twitter here, Instagram here, and see some of her work on Youtube here Follow Sports As A Job on social media platforms @sportsasajob We want to help you navigate the sports industry, you can visit the home of the aspiring and current sports industry professional at sportsasajob.com 
26:46
September 27, 2020
20+ Years of Sports Industry Experience & President of Farrell Sports Worldwide, Matt Farrell
The guest on this episode of the Sports As A Job podcast is Matt Farrell current president of Farrell Sports Worldwide a sports marketing and communications consulting agency focusing on teams, leagues, governing bodies, and facilities. He brings his 20 plus years of sports experience that includes working for USA Swimming, the Golf Channel, United States Olympics Committee, and even Warner Home Video. He spent nearly 14 years as the Chief Marketing Officer for USA swimming from 2005 to 2018. We discuss his journey through working in the Olympic world. More importantly, understanding when the time is right to make that “leap” or change in your sports industry career. Buckle up and join me on this ride through Matt’s Journey. Follow and Connect with Matt Farrell on LinkedIn here or on Twitter here @mattfarrell_ Come visit the home of the aspiring and current sports industry professional. It is our mission to help you navigate the sports industry. Visit us at sportsasajob.com
37:12
September 20, 2020
Athletics Business Analyst for the University of Virginia, Joe Kuykendall
Today’s guest on the Sports As A Job Podcast is the sportsbiz obsessed Athletics Business Analyst for the University of Virginia. Our guest graduated from UMASS in 2019 with his MBA. His experiences aside from his current position include being the Director of Women’s Basketball Operations for Mercer University, a Development & Operations intern for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame, a Minutemen Club Graduate Assistant for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During this pandemic he is also known for his take on networking events where he has been hosting sportsbiz zoom trivia events. This episode’s special guest is Joe Kuykendall. You can follow Joe on LinkedIn and Twitter You can follow Sports As A Job on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Find the rest of our content at the home of the aspiring and current sports industry professional at sportsasajob.com If you found this episode to be entertaining, inspiring, or educating please share this on your social media along with giving us a rating and review on apple podcasts.
35:19
September 13, 2020
Orlando Magic Digital Content Designer, Tony Huynh
Today’s guest is a first-generation graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia class of 2019. He has done freelance work for the Drew League, Carolina Panthers, and the College Football Playoffs. He was a Graphic Designer Intern for the University of Missouri - Columbia Athletics for 2 years until he started his current job with the Orlando Magic as a Digital Content Designer in June of 2019. We discuss his current job, how his previous experiences helped him develop, and some tips on how to promote yourself.  You can follow Tony on Twitter @_tonyhuynh or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-huynh/ For more content visit the home of the aspiring or current sports industry professional at sportsasajob.com  We are on all social media platforms @sportsasajob. If you found this episode to be entertaining, inspiring, or educating please share this on your social media along with giving us a rating and review on apple podcasts. 
37:08
September 06, 2020
Creative Director for the Detroit Lions, Ashley Strauss
In this episode, we are joined by Ashley Strauss the Creative Director for the Detroit Lions. Ashley has over ten years of experience working in the sports industry. It has literally taken her across the country. She is a former student-athlete as a member of the softball team at Eastern Michigan University where she graduated Bachelor and Masters Degree. She spent 5 years working at the College Athletics level with her last stint as the Director of Creative Services at Mississippi State University Athletics in 2015. She transitioned into pro sports in November of 2015 working for the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Padres. Finally, in 2018, she made her homecoming to the Detroit Lions in her current position. Follow Ashley Strauss on Twitter @AshleyStrauss For more podcasts and articles visit us at sportsasajob.com
41:18
August 23, 2020
Game Changer NARP Clothing, KJ Bryant and Patrick Cromwell
Today's guest on the Sports As A Job podcast is the co-founders of NARP Clothing KJ Bryant and Patrick Cromwell. They were teammates on the baseball team at Clemson University. KJ after three years at Clemson transferred out to College of Charleston for his senior year and completed his masters in public administration. Patrick after his time at Clemson continued his baseball career oversees in Australia and Germany. They started NARP clothing together and are leading the way in this entire new market. NARP Clothing is a marketplace that gives former student-athletes the opportunity to profit off their name, image, and likeness by selling their player-owned apparel without the threat of inequitable NCAA sanctions. We discuss the interesting story on how the business started, their athlete backgrounds, and everything you need to learn about their innovative business. Follow NARP Clothing on Twitter, Instagram, or their website. Visit our website for more sports industry insight and stories www.sportsasajob.com
31:30
August 16, 2020
Social and Digital for the WNBA, Jenny Fischer
This episode is a rerun episode that was recorded and released earlier in March of this year.  It was such an amazing episode we put into a new format for people to listen to it again.  This episode is featuring Jenny Fischer, who has announced that a dream of hers has come true. She is working social and digital for the WNBA.  At the time of this episode, she was still interning at the NCAA office. This interview was filled with timeless information and Jenny's amazing experiences. Jenny is the ultimate storyteller. Her resume includes working for Marquette Athletics, the Big East Conference, Fox Sports, and much more. In this episode, we put the spotlight on the storyteller. You'll gain storytelling tips, career advice, and just come to be a fan of Jenny. Find Jenny on Twitter @jennylynnfisch
23:17
August 09, 2020
Executive Director of Operations for the Future Legends Complex, Casey Katofsky
Today's guest on the Sports As A Job podcast is Casey Katofsky. He is currently the executive director of operations for the Future Legends Complex. The Complex will be completed in 2021 and when finished will be a 118-acre premier complex for sports and events. He was born and raised in Southern California. He decided he needed to explore outside his bubble and moved to the East Coast where he graduated from Georgetown University's master's program. From there he went on to work for Under Armour in Business Development. He found out that the large sports corporate world might not be the best fit. In this episode we discuss how moving out of your comfort zone is a benefit to your development and how he is becoming a transcendent leader in the sports industry.  You can find Casey Katosky on LinkedIn and Twitter. 
21:20
August 02, 2020
Freelance Producer/Storyteller Emily Chenery, Testing New Strategies to Push New Boundaries
The Sports As A Job podcast guest is Emily Chenery. She is a freelance producer and storyteller. She has previously worked with organizations such as ESPN, SEC Network, Flordia Gators, and the CrossFit Games. Emily has worked in the social media field since 2007. Traditionally like many others, she began her career path working full-time. There was a transition where she decided to pursue freelance work but also e the manager for her sister who became a Youtube Beauty Influencer. In this episode, we talk about her childhood, how she got her start in sports, and her social media strategies. What seemed to be a traditional career path ended up being everything else but normal. She is about empowering others in their own journey, lifting heavy stuff, and constantly testing out new social media strategies.  Follow Emily Chenery on Twitter or Instagram. You can visit her website to learn more about her. If you enjoyed this episode please us a rating and review. Share it on social media with what you thought.  You can follow Sports As A Job on all social media platforms @sportsasajob
45:18
July 26, 2020
Break the Glass Ceiling with Sports Reporter and Brand, Aliyah Funschelle
Aliyah Funschelle is a sports reporter and recent May 2020 graduate from Wichita State University. Despite her young career, she has been able to build a brand and following equivalent to a 20-year veteran. The creation of the "Sports with Aliyah" brand started her Junior year. She has not gone without adversity and she understands how it has helped build her into who she is today. She leads the way for women and young girls to break the glass ceiling in this male-dominated sports industry.  Follow Aliyah on all platforms @funschelle18 or @sportswithaliyah, you can visit her website here: https://sportswithaliyah.com/
26:01
July 19, 2020
Jeff Hanel the Director of Post-Production for Auburn Athletics
Our guest today is Jeff Hanel the Director of Post-Production for Auburn Athletics. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Athletic Video Productions and Creative Lead for Baylor University from 2012 to 2014. His journey started over nearly 20 years ago as a musician who lived in Australia for three and a half years. We discuss how him questioning why, ultimately led him down his career in sports. Each day of our lives is an opportunity to learn. As amazing as he is in art, he seems like a philosopher at heart. Jeff shares his approach to pushing his creativity to new levels. How does he approach work? How does he approach work-life balance? How does he approach life? Learn how asking why can lead you to surpass what you think your ceiling is. This episode is filled with philosophy, creative advice, and shows you the true side of what it's like working in sports. This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support You can follow Jeff on Twitter and Instagram @sportsvid. Watch his streams on Twitch here. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com 
01:01:17
July 12, 2020
Building the Voices of the Future, Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job Collaboration
This episode is a crossover episode between Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job. Owner of Student Union Liam Smith and Sports As A Job owner Kolby Castillo has a conversation about what their experience has been like. They discuss what day to day operations look like, the motives, the struggles, and what the future holds for both media platforms. =Liam Smith has recently become the owner of Student Union which was started in 2015. The platform serves as an outlet for college students to be able to share their media work on sports. Lately, we have been featuring Student Union articles on our weekly newsletter. Building the voices of the future. Episode Timestamp 4:50 - Collaboration over celebration and how Sports As A Job started. 9:10 - We take a journey back when Liam Smith joined Student Union Sports before he became the owner.  16:30 - When you create content for the world to see, there are going to be a lot of haters and people who judge you. It is something that people with Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job deal with. How do both sides deal with that type of hate? 25:20 - The truth about starting a media platform and inside the day-to-day.  30:30 - What Kolby and Liam hope to see change in the world of media? This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support You can follow Student Union on Twitter @StudentUSports, on Instagram @studentusports, and visit their website at https://studentunionsports.com/. You can find Liam Smith on Twitter @LiamKnowsThings Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
35:21
July 05, 2020
The Underdog Mentality, Founder of JokerMag Tyler O'Shea
Our latest podcast guest is the founder of JokerMag, Tyler O'Shea. JokerMag is a media platform dedicated to telling the stories of the underdog in sports through articles and/or podcasts. Tyler is a former D3 College Baseball player who was an underdog himself. His own journey led him to taking interest in all underdog stories. His stories feature guests such as UFC Star Francis Ngannou, Sports Analyst Jessica Mendoza, and many more.  Embrace the "Underdog Mentality" with Tyler O'Shea.  Episode Timestamp 2:07 - How has JokerMag a media platform adjusted during the quarantine the past few months? 4:14 - JokerMag is a unique name and even more so their logo of the bulldog. Where did the inspiration come from? 5:37 - JokerMag is all about the Underdog Stories in sports. What does the underdog mentality mean to Tyler especially being a former D3 College Baseball player? 8:20 - Tyler shares with us a moment he adopted the underdog mentality in his own life.  10:35 - We discuss a little bit of baseball. Tyler is a Philly Sports fan all around. Who was his favorite baseball player? 11:35 - Tyler graduated with a communications and media degree. Yet, building a media platform is not always something someone wants to do right off the bat.  14:46 - The average time someone does a podcast or media platform is 6 months. Tyler has been doing it for three years. What has kept him going? 21:46 - Tyler shares his advice for anyone that wants to sport a blog, podcast, or any media platform. This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support You can follow JokerMag on Twitter @JokerMagHQ, on Instagram @jokermaghq and visit their website athttps://jokermag.com/.  You can find Tyler O'Shea on Twitter @JoeFundo and connect with him on LinkedIn.  Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
25:39
June 28, 2020
The Maker Mentality with Adam Martin the founder of Makers of Sport
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Adam Martin, the founder of Makers of Sport - a podcast and social media brand. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Eastern Kentucky University. Adam delves into his transition throughout different industries within creative design. Adam is an entrepreneur, public speaker, designer, freelancer, podcaster, and much more! Let’s learn how to have the “Maker Mentality” with Adam! 1:22: Adam explains what inspired him to have a career in the sports industry. He talks about his time at Eastern Kentucky University studying Graphic Design - delving into his passion for designing sneakers. 7:15: Adam talks about when he started his own company back in 2006, what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the journey to discovering that path. 14:10: Kolby asks Adam for advice for people who want to go into creative design regardless of the industry. Adam explains elements of design, such as typography, software, etc. 17:58: Adam expresses the why factor and mission of Makers of Sport. He goes step-by-step on how he started the company, the website, and creating a platform on social media outlets. 24:40: Adam talks about the importance of broadening your scope as a designer even outside the sports industry. 34:35: Adam emphasizes the significance of reaching out to people and letting them know you appreciate the content they put out. 35:50: Kolby asks Adam how to destroy having the insecurity of being from a different place - how to be more than just the place you’re from. 49:47: Adam talks about who he looks up to and his inspirations - reading about people who take risks at any level of success. The importance of serving people through your passions. You can follow Makers of Sport on Twitter @MakersofSport, on Instagram @MakersofSport, and visit their website at https://makersofsport.com. You can find Adam Martin on Twitter @TAdamMartin and connect with him on LinkedIn. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
56:05
June 21, 2020
Former XFL New York Guardians and NBA Social Media, Drew Zlogar
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support Our guest in this episode is Drew Zlogar,  a media and communications professional. Drew was formally the social media manager for the XFL New York Guardians. Before that, he was a digital and social media editor for the NBA. We all admired what the XFL represented and were doing. Professionally and personally the XFL gained people’s respect. Drew shares with us the secrets that help XFL become popular on social media. Also, he takes us on his journey from college, to working for the NBA, then the XFL, and now. 2:10 - Drew shares with us his experience as the Social Media Manager for the XFL New York Guardians. 5:36 - Professionally and personally we all admired what the XFL was. What were the secrets to the XFL building such a community on their social media platforms? 11:05 - Drew's tips and advice for other social media managers.  17:35 - The first job in social was with the NBA. We all use social media personally but how does that translate to when you first get a professional social job. Was it a Mount Everest of a challenge for him? 25:00 - Drew is a frequent user of LinkedIn, how does he approach using it and how can others better use it to network as well? You can follow Drew on Twitter: @Drew_Zlogar, Linkedin here, and listen to his own podcast here. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
28:22
June 14, 2020
Sports Executives Taking You Behind The Scenes, Chris Valente & Rob Crain
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  We are joined by the Front Office Features Podcast Duo: Chris Valente and Rob Crain. Chris Valente is the Director of Sales at Fenway Sports Management. Rob Crain is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Pawtucket Red Sox. This episode was recorded on 5/14/2020. Along with their professional sports experience they host a podcast where each week they have a discussion with a sports executive to take you behind the scenes.  Learn how to get into the Front Office with the Front Office Features Podcast Duo and Sports Executives Chris & Rob!  2:08 - Chris and Rob explain their responsibilities in their days jobs working in sports. 4:43 - Rob Crain shares his story of selling more tickets than people who lived in that town.  8:10 - Chris Valente explains how the Sports Industry has evolved over the past 10-15 years compared to when they first got into the "game" 10:20 - Sports Sales Executives Chris and Rob shutdown the statement that sales are your way into the sports industry. 16:00 - Mistakes they have made in their career 18:10 - Insight into what both Chris and Rob think the emerging trends from this pandemic will be.  22:10 - They are the Front Office Features Podcast Duo, learn how that podcast came to be. You can follow Front Office Features Podcast on Twitter @FOFeatures, Chris Valente @cvalente08, and Rob Crain @_RobCrain Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
32:58
June 07, 2020
Learn How to Create your Own Platform, Kailee Cavaliere Founder of Sports Passport
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Kailee Cavaliere, who serves as an Executive Assistant for the Boston Red Sox. Working in the sports industry, she was inspired to create a platform that encompassed sports, travel, and food. Kailee started “The Sports Passport,” a blog that takes you through different baseball stadiums across the country and the yummy treats unique to each place along the way. Let’s learn how to create our own platform with Kailee and The Sports Passport! 2:56: Kailee explains her role and responsibilities as an Executive Assistant for the Boston Red Sox - and what it entails on a daily basis. 6:00: Kailee talks about why she started The Sports Passport and where her inspiration came from. She wanted to learn more about each sports landmark - the food, history, and much more. 10:10: Kolby asks Kailee what advice she would give to someone who wanted to start their own blog on social media. Kailee delves into how important it is to be passionate during your journey. 14:55: Kailee talks about her own goals implemented in her personal blog. One of her significant tasks she accomplished was the “365 Days of Kindness.” 19:39: Kailee expresses her love for content creating for The Sports Passport. 23:45: Kailee tells us how to stay motivated and positive during quarantine - she explains how to start our own project that we are passionate about. You can follow Kailee Cavaliere on Twitter @KaileeCavaliere and connect with her on LinkedIn. Follow @thesportspassport on Instagram and visit its official website, thesportspassport.net. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
26:30
June 05, 2020
Generational Impact. Edward Jones Director of Player Development for University of Kansas Football
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Edward Jones II, from the University of Kansas, who serves as the Director of Player Development for KU’s Football Team. Edward created the “Beyond the Field” program to create a generational impact, helping student-athletes that are struggling with their identity through personal wellness, community impact, and career development. Let’s learn how to create a “generational impact” with Edward Jones II! Episode Timestamps: 1:55: Edward talks about his time coaching high school football and how that has helped him transition into his role in college athletics. 6:18: Edward delves into how important communication is with student-athletes regardless of their age. 8:25: Kolby asks Edward what resources he wishes he had during his time as a student-athlete. Edward expresses how important it is to assess a student athlete’s personality and form their identity outside of sports. 11:35: Edward tells us a touching story that helped him cultivate the idea of creating a “generational impact.” This affected his whole outlook within his career. 15:25: Edward discusses his long-term goals and how they have changed throughout his experiences in the sports industry. 19:50: Edward explains his mentorship events, “Lunch and Learn,” bringing in former athletes and alumni to talk to student-athletes about their future goals. 21:46: Kolby asks Edward what advice he would give himself during his first year working at Houston. You can follow Edward Jones II on Twitter and Instagram @Ed_Jones2 and connect with him on LinkedIn. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
24:40
June 03, 2020
Assistant Director of Marketing for University of South Florida Athletics, Katie Hoag
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  We are joined by Katie Hoag who is currently the Assistant Director of Marketing at the University of South Florida Athletics. Katie accepted the position just in February and has dealt with transitioning into a new job during this work from home quarantine. Her previous experience includes being at Lousiana Tech and SIUE. She is a former student-athlete at Frostburg where she competed in multiple sports. Katie shares with her journey up to this point, having a boyfriend who also works in sports, and what’s it is like going to work for a school she cheered for in her youth.  Episode Time Stamp 2:30 - How did Katie end up with USF Athletics? She would go to USF home games and grew up in Tampa Bay, Flordia. 5:51 - It is unique that Katie took accepted her current job in during this COVID-19 situation. What is that experience like for her? 8:20 - Katie Hoag's previous sport experience.  10:57 - How did the minor league baseball experience help her? 15:23 - Katie was a college student-athlete that competed in multiple sports.  22:23 - What is her approach to marketing? 33:29 - We are constantly told that we have the go where the opportunities are, well what is it like for Katie having a boyfriend that also works in sports? Follow Katie Hoag on Twitter @KatieHoag_  Send us feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajobmedia LinkedIn: Sports As a Job  Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg   Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
41:46
May 31, 2020
Sports Entrepreneurship, Sportageous Co-Founder Zushan Hashmi
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  Please note this episode was recorded over a month ago, a lot of great things have happened for the guest and his company. We are joined by Zushan Hashmi the co-founder of Sportageous a sports media company located in Australia. What makes them special is their content is focused on Diversity & women in sports; Sports health and wellbeing; The stories of aspiring athletes (Dreamers); Questioning sporting rumors and bring you the facts (Breaking Myths); and Sports Tech & Entrepreneurship. In this episode, Hashmi shares with us the journey to the start of this company and its success today. The journey in entrepreneurship is not a smooth one but Hashmi gives insight into what it is really like.  Episode TimeStamp: 2:10: Zushan introduction along with his explanation of Sportageous is.  4:00: Before Sportageous Zushan had no actual working in sports experience so where did the idea of Sportageous come from? 7:05: The vision for Sportageous (Episode was recorded in April, it could have changed since then). 9:50: Was there a moment that Zushan ever questioned if he really wanted to do this? 13:26: Zushan's actual duties and responsibilities.  21:47: Shoutouts and where you can find the social media for the company.  You can follow Zushan Hashmi on Twitter @zushanhashmi and on LinkedIn here. Follow Sportageous on:  Twitter: @Sportageous1  Instagram: @sportageous  LinkedIn: Here  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl0FJuLzWpwOsYJg6JTw8DA Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
23:37
May 29, 2020
Intersection of Law and Sports, Dan Lust
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  Our Sports As A Job podcast guest in this episode is the person known as “Sport Law Lust”, Dan Lust. Dan is an attorney at Goldberg Segalla but is known in the sports world for providing his sports law analyst on the latest news. His expertise has led to appearances on major programs such as ESPN, SiriusXM, CBS, and Fox Sports.  Learn about Dan Lust, the person providing the law analyst on everything sports. Episode Timestamps: 1:02: Dan Lust Introduction 2:18: What was Dan Lust's first job working in sports? 3:25: Dan's journey to becoming an attorney and being involved in sports. 5:40: How Dan "Sports Law" Lust became to be? The Kevin Durant injury news was a key moment.  You can follow Dan Lust on Twitter @SportsLawLust and on LinkedIn here. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  Go sign up for the #1 job sports-focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
13:42
May 27, 2020
Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation
In this bonus episode, we are joined by Chad Wakabayashi a Marketing & Social Media Intern for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. Sports As a Job has partnered with them in hopes of bringing what they represent and their mission into the spotlight. We did a previous article discussing the inspiration behind the foundation: https://bit.ly/ActofValorAward Learn about Chad's journey from Hawaii to Minnesota and how he got his current internship position with the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. During a time like this, it is important to get experience and the foundation provides remote internship opportunities to aspiring sports professionals. Learn about Chad's duties as an intern along with more information about the foundation.  Visit their website: http://www.actofvaloraward.org/ Follow them on social media: Twitter @ActofValorAward Instagram @actofvaloraward Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
11:44
May 26, 2020
Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing at Penn State University, Chris Grosse
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  We are joined by Chris Grosse. Grosse is currently the Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing at Penn State University. You might notice his name from Twitter where he is proactive among the #sportsbiz group, many times doing twitter sports marketing experiment threads. Grosse's career has taken him to schools such as the University of Connecticut, the Naval Acadamy, Florida State University, New Mexico State University, Georgetown University, and currently at Penn State University. In this episode, we discuss his journey from undergrad to climbing the mountain to his current position. "Experience is Our Second Education"  Episode Timestamps: 1:30: Chris Grosse's adjustment to working from home. 3:08: When did Chris find out he wanted to work in marketing and the sports industry? Every position Chris has held, has been in marketing.  8:50: The landscape of sports has changed since Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in marketing. With everything that changed, would have Chris change his degree? 10:10: Chris graduated with his Masters and was looking for a full-time job in 2008. 2008 was the time of the last recession, a similar situation to what graduates are going through now. He shares with us the experience and advice for current graduates.  16:45: What does Chris Grosse do as the Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing at Penn State University? 20:36: Penn State during this shutdown put on a virtual tailgate that generated a lot of engagement.  30:28: Advice to all the graduates, young sport professionals, and everyone navigating their sports career.  You can follow Chris Grosse on Twitter @Chris_Grosse and on LinkedIn here. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
34:44
May 24, 2020
"Apply Experiences and Advice to Your Journey", Sport Management Instructor Nicholas P. Smith
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support  We are joined by Nicholas P. Smith. He is an Instructor and Internship Coordinator of Sport Management in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education in the Department of Counseling, Recreation, and School Psychology at Florida International University. He received his Master of Arts from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Louisiana State University. Smith also completed his internship at St John's University Athletics in New York, New York. Mr. Smith currently teaches sports management undergraduate courses, both traditional and online. He comes to FIU with over a decade of experience in various management positions with ASM Globals formally SMG / Mercedes Benz Superdome / Smoothie King Center / Champions Square. Along with teaching at FIU, Mr. Smith volunteers with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Sunbelt Conference, Orange Bowl Committee, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, and is on the recruiting volunteer committee for the 2020 Miami Super Bowl Host Committee. Smith has also managed events for Louisiana State University Athletics, Tulane University Athletics, University of New Orleans Athletics, New Orleans Babycakes, and Landmark Event Staffing Services over the years.  Let’s learn how to “Apply Yourself” with Nicholas Smith!  Episode Timestamps:  1:34: Nicholas shares with us his background and 13 years of practical experience.  7:30: We dive into his 13 years of experience starting with being hired at the famous Superdome. There is a moment that Nicholas does not get the job he originally applies for.  13:25: Nicholas is now an instructor and internship coordinator. How much does his previous experience play into what he emphasizes to his students?  15:00: Are you thinking about going back to school or switch majors? Hear about what a great sport management program looks like and the importance of it.  22:38: What is any trends that Nicholas thinks will be big in the future? You can follow Nicholas Smith on Twitter @nicksmithMA and on LinkedIn here. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
26:39
May 22, 2020
Invest in Ourselves, Associate Athletic Director of Strategic Communications at UNCG Rob Knox
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Rob Knox, from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, who serves as the department’s new Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications. Rob talks about his past 20 years working in the sports industry, including covering Kobe Bryant’s high school games, 2004 NBA Draft, and WNBA all-star games! Let’s learn how to “invest in ourselves” with Rob Knox! Episode Timestamps: 3:45: Rob talks about his first experience in the sports industry, covering high school sports: Boys and Girls Basketball. 5:20: Rob talks about reporting during Kobe Bryant’s high school days! When Rob saw Kobe play for the first time, he saw how special he was. 8:50: Rob expresses how his job as a sports journalist has helped him transition into his role today. He talks about how important telling a story is - how you approach it and how you tell it - no matter what industry. 10:08: Rob talks about how important it is to go “beyond the final score” and get a unique angle for any situation. Looking for the positives. 12:18: Rob talks about how his goal is to - Educate, Entertain, and Engage - a person through his writing. 14:25: Rob delves into the way female athletes are covered versus male athletes. 20:00: Rob expresses his love for covering the WNBA and how it all started. 25:30: Rob told us how he was led back to Athletic Communications after he left ESPN. He emphasizes how important it is to keep connections and cultivate long-term relationships with people in the industry. Rob knew he wanted to make an impact. 31:35: Kolby asks Rob about his experience being the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) president. Rob was the second African-American president in the organization's history. 38:35: Rob closes with how important it is to invest in yourself during this time and to follow his 3 P’s - be Persistent, Patient, and Pray. You can follow Rob Knox on Twitter @KnoxRob and on Instagram @robfromchesterpa. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
39:07
May 20, 2020
Sports Media and Broadcasting Innovator, Talent, and Entrepreneur. Mark Fratto
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Mark Fratto who has tremendous amount of experience. He started Linacre Media, a full-service digital/social media, production services, and public relations consulting company in 2014. Before that he after served as a collegiate athletics administrator in the communications departments of St. John’s University and the University of Maryland for 15 years. Ten-year NCAA Final Four news conference moderator. He also has many experience behind the microphone. Some of his experience behind the microphone includes serving as a public address announcer at Madison Square Garden for New York Knicks, college basketball and New York Liberty games, at Yankee Stadium for New York City FC Major League Soccer contests, and at MetLife Stadium for the New York Giants. Mark also has served as ring announcer for Golden Boy Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, K2 Promotions, Roy Jones Jr. Promotions and many others and has called fights on HBO, HBO PPV, Showtime, HBO Latino, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, CBS Sports Network, MSG Network, and Ring TV. Episode Timestamp:  2:42 - Mark shares with us information about his business, doing voiceover, and being behind the mic.  4:38 - "When basketball implemented the press, I could only dribble right. That is when my sports career began." We dive into Mark's journey working in sports and navigating the different places he has been.  9:23 - How did Mark's Michael Jordan obsession fuel his career choices? 11:44 - Mark has been a Ten-year NCAA Final Four news conference moderator. We get behind the scenes of what he does and that is how co-host Olivia met him as well. 18:12 - Bob Beretta is a legend in College Sport Administration. Mark was lucky enough to work for him at one point. He credits a lot of his success to Bob. What did he learn from Bob and that he passes on to students today? 24:18 - We go into Mark's experience with ring announcing and being behind the mic.  26:51 - Story of how Mark was fired for his first-ever boxing event on a Tuesday of fight week.  29:31 - Practice is important. Mark would announce sparring at a local boxing club to get the reps in before being under the lights of Madison Square Garden 32:40 - After 15 years working in college athletics, how did the idea of his company Linacre Media come about? You can follow Mark Fratto on Linkedin here Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
43:19
May 17, 2020
Think Outside the Box with Dr. Lisa Rubin, Assistant Professor of Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Lisa Rubin, from Kansas State University, who serves as the Assistant Professor of Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. Dr. Lisa Rubin teaches courses in both the Student Affairs and Academic Advising programs. Lisa’s job is to advise and help student-athletes with their career goals. Dr. Rubin is active in N4A: The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, serving on the Board of Directors, planning the 2010 national convention, and being recognized by her peers with the Professional Excellence Award in 2019 and the Professional Promise Award in 2009. She was named one of the Top 25 Woman Leaders in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2017. Let’s dive in and learn how to think “outside the box” with Lisa Rubin! Episode Timestamps: 2:03: Lisa talks about her education and career at the University of Texas at Austin. She explains how obtaining a degree in Advertising has led her to the field she’s in now. 4:35: Lisa recommends how students can be more involved in finding their career path. She talks about peer mentoring, utilizing campus resources, etc. 6:44: Lisa says to think “outside of the box.” She explains how to navigate yourself throughout different courses offered at universities. 8:32: Kolby asks why Lisa enrolled in the Sports Management masters program at the University of Texas at Austin. 12:55: Lisa talks about her first job as an Assistant Academic Counselor at the University of Nebraska in the Athletics Department. 14:00: Lisa explains the importance of flexibility when job searching and working within the sports industry. 15:08: Lisa expresses the difference between working from a big school at The University of Nebraska to a smaller school - the University of Las Vegas. She talks about the difference in responsibilities at each university. 19:20: Lisa tells us a story about how she was inspired to change the work schedule for new graduate assistant positions. You can follow Lisa Rubin on Twitter @DrLisaRubin and connect with her on LinkedIn. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com
23:15
May 15, 2020
Find Your True Identity, Former Pro Volleyball Player Saana Koljonen
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Saana Koljonen who played professional volleyball in France. Her professional career ended abruptly with an infection in her ankle that led her to have to go through four surgeries. She shares with us what she learned from going through this adversity. Currently, Saana is a volunteer volleyball coach at Colorado University Boulder. Along with that she is still working remotely with a company in Finland selling the Sports Capacity Assessment she help create. Her story is about getting knocked down, finding a new purpose, and the pursuit of helping others.  Learn how to find your true identity with Saana Koljonen. Episode Timestamps: 2:44 - Saana talks about growing up in Finland and how she got into Volleyball eventually turning pro. 4:06 - Life as a professional volleyball player 5:45 - Saana's pro career ended early due to an infection in her ankle. The transition of being a pro athlete to no longer being one was a difficult transition period for her.  9:49 - "How do you get through and out of that deep state of darkness?" 13:39 - The Sports Capacity Assessment. What is it and how can it help you? There is a general test for those that are not athletes as well.   20:25 - Forty pages of detailed description of who you are after taking the assessment  You can follow Saana Koljonen on Twitter @SaanaKoljonen, visit her https://saanakoljonen.com/, and connect with her on LinkedIn as well.  Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports-focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
23:13
May 13, 2020
“Secure The Bag”, Timothy Bryson
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Timothy Bryson from the University of Maryland College Park, who serves as Program Director for Student Athlete Career Development. Timothy’s job is to help students “secure the bag,” whether it be graduate school, post-grad internship, or a full-time job. He oversees the summer internship program called, “The Internship Academy,” employer relations - not only in the DMV, but across the country, the First Year Transition Program as well as their Fellowship Program. Learn how to “secure your bag,” with Timothy Bryson! Episode Timestamps: 2:58: Timothy Bryson explains how he found his purpose in the sports industry. Timothy knew he wanted to help students pursue their passion and purpose. 5:56: Timothy talks about attending The Ohio State University to earn his Masters Degree in Higher Education for Student Affairs. Later transitioning to the NCAA postgraduate internship for the Leadership Development unit. 7:33: Olivia explains how being a student athlete is a shared experience and asks how being a student athlete has inspired him to do what he does today. 9:38: Kolby asks about how Timothy’s program, Maryland-Made Readiness Career Program, was built in order to help student athletes. Timothy talks about his exact role and responsibilities in the program. 13:30: Timothy explains what his program has been doing during quarantine to continuously help students - social media etiquette, Zoom calls, etc. 17:30: Timothy talks about his website and how to brand yourself in the sports industry. 24:34: Kolby asks how Timothy would help him figure out his “why” - guiding someone to figure out their passion. 27:20: Timothy finishes the podcast expressing who has helped and inspired him on his journey. You can follow Timothy Bryson on Twitter @timothyfbryson, visit his website timothyfbryson.com, and connect with him on LinkedIn. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network. https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
30:31
May 10, 2020
VP of Digital at MKTG with 10 years of previous experience working in the NBA, Jonah Ballow
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support We are joined by Jonah Ballow the VP of Digital at MKTG. It seems that MKTG has become a regular on the podcast. It only speaks to the talented team they have there. Jonah has experience in multiple fields. Before he joined MKTG in 2018 he was with the New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves combining for 10 years of experience in the NBA. Jonah takes us through his journey to how he got to where he is today.  Episode Timestamp 3:30 - Jonah graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004. He shares what his first job in sports was and how it came to be. 6:36 - Olivia asks how long it took Jonah to get comfortable calling basketball games when he was at the University of Kansas. Imagine being in the mecca of College Basketball, would it make you nervous? 12:36 - With the New York Knicks there were celebrities that would attend the game. Jonah had the chance to interview them.  16:56 - Jonah's favorite person to interview? 25:57 - Transition from the New York Knicks to his current position VP of Digital at MKTG 31:30 - TikTok has been hot lately and the talk of the town. We had to take the opportunity to ask him what he thought of the platform. He ends up giving his overall approach to social media You can follow Jonah Ballow on twitter @jonahballow and LinkedIn Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
43:35
May 03, 2020
Opendorse Senior Vice President of Operations, Derek Peterson
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support In this episode we are joined by Derek Peterson the Senior Vice President of Operations at Opendorse.  Opendorse is a company that helps athletes share content on social media. More than 10,000 athletes across the world use Opendorse.  Derek at one point was out of the sports industry for 7 years. It's important we share with everyone how different everyone's path is in the sports industry. To be a fan of the teams and leagues to working with them makes an incredible story. His journey is different but it is his and he shares it with us on the Sports As a Job podcast.  Episode Timestamp 1:58 - 7 years and 8 months out of the sports industry. Derek shares with us that experience. 7:53 - For those who do not know what Opendorse is, Derek explains what they do. 11:42 - "It's the faces in the feed that slow your scroll" 14:00 - Leveraging an internship into a full-time role 22:59 - How does it feel knowing you work with the teams and leagues you cheered for as a fan? 28:53 - The ultimate customer experience 30:30 - Actionable plan for that job change or transitions in your life You can follow Derek @PetersonDerek on Twitter and he also on LinkedIn. Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
39:08
April 26, 2020
Former D1 Walk-On trying turned Entrepreneur helping Athletes tell their Stories, Jacolby Gilliam
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support On this episode we are joined by Jacolby Gilliam a former walk-on at Oklahoma University and now the founder of 9ine Point media. 9ine Point media focuses on helping athletes share their authentic journey and stories. Jacolby has been telling the stories of athlete since 2017 (http://9inepointmag.com/). On this episode we dive into his journey of how he walked on to Oklahoma University, dealing with the transition of no longer being an athlete, and looking at how 9ine Point came to be.  Episode Time Stamp 2:59 - Introduction of Jacolby Gilliam and what he is currently doing! 3:82 - Jacolby is a former walk-on at the University of Oklahoma, a serious injury started him down the path he is on today. 7:67 - Mindset shift when being an athlete was over, the transition from being an athlete to the real world is a difficult one. 14:61 - "Did you know what you were good at before you knew what you were bad at?" 18:53 - Jacolby has worked all types of jobs, there is a plan to it all and he tells us what that is. 25:93 - What makes a great story, Jacolby has been producing stories about athletes for years now. Follow Jacolby Gilliam on Twitter and Instagram at @jacolbygilliam Follow 9ine Point Media on Twitter and Instagram at @9inepoint and visit their website http://9inepointmag.com/ Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
28:49
April 19, 2020
3 guests, 3 Journeys, 3 Perspectives, All in ONE Episode, MKTG Crew
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! Kolby and Olivia are joined on the podcast by three guests from MKTG a global lifestyle marketing agency.  The three guests are: Keith Stoeckeler (@keiths) is currently the VP/ Group Director at MKTG Caroline Pettinato is a Graphic Desginer at MKTG and an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Haven Spencer Dean is a Digital Associate at MKTG.  In this episode we break the record for most guests on one episode. We take a look at each of their journeys to where they are today. They all provide different perspectives and we take a look at what MKTG is all about.  Episode Time Stamp 8:80 - They share what their motives and passions were when they first started in their careers compared to now. 15:93 - Caroline shares her creative approach to things and how she ended up being a professor along with working at MKTG. 20:89 - Keith shares his thoughts on building brand and his approach to brands. Importance of using social media to connect with people and the signs to pick up on. 27:89 - Spencer has a different journey path, he started with MKTG straight out of college and worked his way to the position he has today. He speaks about his previous internships and studying abroad at one point.  36:56 - Keith shares with us the work culture they have at MKTG. Spencer and Caroline share how that culture has helped them be the best they can possibly be.  46:87 - Kolby shares the folk story of how Nike supposedly loss Steph Curry to Under Armour (Google shares with us the true answer towards the end) Visit Keith Stoeckeler's website to follow him on his social media accounts also his relaunch of his blog (https://www.allthatinspiresme.com/). Unfortunately the others do not have social media but... Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
52:37
April 12, 2020
Passion into a Company: Front Office Sports, Adam White the CEO and Founder
This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support In this Sports As a Job podcast episode, Kolby and Olivia is joined by Adam White. Adam White is the founder and CEO of the company Front Office Sports. Front Office Sports has been a fast growing company that covers the sports industry. Adam started this company in 2014 while he was still a college student attending the University of Miami. We dive into his life as the CEO and what that journey was like for him. At a young age he has achieved success but he still has a vision he is working on to turn into a reality. Join us as we dive into his journey and story.  Episode Time Stamp:  1:03 Adam White gives us look into his life as the CEO and Founder of Front Office Sports. How does his day to day compare to when he first started the company as a college student in 2014? 4:42 What has been his motivation to turn Front Office Sports into what it is today? At one point he said it was all about "survival". Lets take a look into the mindset that it takes to do what he did and does.  7:45 Adam answers Olivia's question, "When did you know this was going to be a thing or the turning point for Front Office Sports?" 8:50 @shahobmehr from Twitter submitted his question to ask Adam White what are the mindful and wellness practices he conducts to balance his life.  14:30  Adam started putting out content in the early days interviewing interns of sports company. Most recently they were credited for breaking the news of Peyton Manning being offered a record deal to be an announcer for ESPN Monday Night Football. Adam shares his reflection looking back at what Front Office Sports was and what it is today.  Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob  Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community!
20:03
April 10, 2020
Our Hot Take on the use of Tik Tok
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! In this episode Olivia and Kolby discuss the topic of Tik Tok. We know that it has been a talking point for some time now. We are seeing a lot of sport organizations and people gain a lot of attention there. Do we use it? What is organic reach? Is Kolby Tik Tok famous? Find all of that out in this episode.  Feel free to connect with Kolby (Twitter and Instagram @kolby_castillo) or Olivia (Twitter and Instagram: @OliviaPuttin Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
30:03
April 08, 2020
From Childhood listener to Radio Producer, Host and Sideline Reporter: Justin Gaard
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! On this episode Kolby and Olivia is joined by Justin Gaard. Justin is currently a Radio Producer and Host for Minnesota's KFAN FM 100.3. He hosts his own show called "The Cake Show". Along with that he is also a sideline reporter for the University of Minnesota Gopher Football team. Justin shares his experience leading up to being an intern that led to a full-time position. He shares his advice for those looking to get in the sports industry and more specifically in his line of work. Along with that Olivia and Justin talk Gopher Sports. Justin's journey to where he is today is unique, find out in the episode why.  Episode Time Stamp 00:55 to 3:01: Justin Gaard shares with us what exactly he does a Radio Producer, Show Host, and Sideline Reporter 3:02 to 4:56: What sparked Justin's interest to do what he does today? 4:57 to 7:55: Justin shares how his opportunity as an intern led to a full-time position 7:56 to 12:00: Without prior experience, how did Justin become the "maestro" behind the glass? 12:01 to 18:10: Justin's thoughts on the landscape of radio and podcasts 18:11 to 26:27: Justin and Olivia talk Gopher Sports. From fans rushing the field to talking about Coach P.J. Fleck 26:28 to 29:31: How does Justin handle the pressures of his job to succeed? Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg  
38:10
April 05, 2020
Unpaid Internships, Our Hot Take: Kolby and Olivia
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! A popular topic among our guests and in the sports industry. Doing a twitter poll we got the feedback that you are interested in hearing Olivia's and Kolby's take on certain topics. The topic we are discussing today is unpaid internships. Are they worth it? What are the future of sports internships?  Take a listen to our own personal experiences and understanding the importance of internships.  Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
22:08
April 01, 2020
The Secret to Social Media: Human Connection, Ryan Boswell the Assistant Director - Digital Media at Utah Valley University Athletics
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! Ryan Boswell joins Kolby and Olivia on the Sports As a Job Podcast. Ryan is currently the Assistant Director of Digital Media at Utah Valley University Athletics. When we named the podcast "Journey of the working sports professional" Ryan's journey to where he is today is what we wanted to talk about. From passion of sports to being an intern and now where he is today has been a journey.   Episode Time Stamp: 1:40 - We start off the episode with talking about his first experiences managing social media with the band The Killers. 4:50 - Ryan shares with us how as a freshman in college he was an Athletic Photography Intern for less than a month but got the chance to take photos for College Game Day on the stage.  9:25 - He left for a missionary trip in 2017 for two years and returned in 2019. Ryan only used Facebook during that time. He is currently the Assistant Director of Digital Media, How did he get back into the groove?  12:10 - Ryan explains his current position and the key to building a work atmosphere where everyone is able to thrive.  23:15 - We do a round table challenge where Co-Host Olivia and special guest Ryan are given 30 seconds to explain their thoughts on certain social media platforms. Thank you for joining us on the Sports As a Job Podcast, we appreciate your time. We are all on our own individual journeys but you are not alone.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sportsasajob   Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
29:57
March 22, 2020
Story Telling is the Tool to Change the World, Jenny Fischer
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! Today's guest is Jenny Fischer, currently a postgraduate intern with the NCAA offices in Championships and Alliances, Digital & Social Media. The intern position last only until the summer of 2020. Jenny has previously worked/interned for the Big East Conference, Fox Sports, and Marquette Athletics. Ultimately, Jenny's experience is telling stories of athletes in different forms of content.  In this episode, Kolby and Olivia discuss with Jenny how her journey has helped build her to the person she is today. Jenny gives tips on what makes a great story and how to make sure the story does justice for the person the story is about. We discuss the reality of Women Sports and how story telling may be the key to making the necessary changes.  Episode Timestamp 2:24 to 7:50 Jenny explains what she currently does and the experiences leading up to the current one.  7:50 to 16:05 We discuss Jenny's motive to tell the stories and the art of storytelling.  17:05 to 21:00 How does Jenny feel that a fan sent a message to her saying she is an inspiration? 21:00 to 25:00 We explain our reasons for wanting to work in sports 25:00 to 30:37 Jenny reverses the role to ask us, "What keeps you in sports?" 30:37 to 36:07 "What is success to you"? 36:07 to 39:45 "If your mother saw what you were doing now, what do you think she would say?"  40:35 to 49:32 We discuss the landscape of Women Sports and how could all of we bring it into the spotlight.  49:32 A month long trip traveling the country to tell the stories of the players and coaches in College Women Basketball. 52:47 Jenny explains her career aspirations and that she is looking for her next opportunity. Jenny Fischer  Twitter: @jennylynnfisch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyfischer012 Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sportsasajob  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
01:01:10
March 15, 2020
Executive Senior Associate A.D. / Bulldog Tickets and Operations at Mississippi State University, Mike Richey
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! Today's guest is Mike Richey from Mississippi State University Athletics. His College Athletics Career started in 1995, he now has over twenty years of experience. He joins Kolby and Olivia on the podcast to talk about his journey. He shows us that relationships, hard work, and passion never get old.  Episode Time Stamp 1:47 to 3:38 Mike explains what he does as the Executive Senior Associate A.D. / Bulldog Tickets and Operations 3:38 to 6:07 Mike shares from his 20+ years of experience what has made him successful in Athletic Development and career in general 6:08 to 8:36 Explains how his role has changed and what he does during Football Game Days 8:37 to 13:03 His career timeline from James Madison, to Oklahoma State University, and now Mississippi State Athletics. 13:04 to 18:08 Explains how "taking a shot in the dark" was worth it towards his career and advice on how to make best of your first opportunity 18:10 to 23:13 The origin of his mindset 23:15 to 26:15 Pursuing a Master's Degree and tips on leveraging it 26:16 to 30:40 Was this what he envisioned for himself in 1995? How did he close the gap of where he was to where he wanted to be? 33:21 to 42:47 "Telling your story" to create a Philanthropic Culture 45:30 to 48:55 Tips to balance work and personal life Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sportsasajob If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
55:26
March 08, 2020
Path to being part of the FIFA World Cup 2026, Max Simpson
On this episode Kolby and Olivia is joined by guest Max Simpson. Max is currently a Corporate Partnerships Account Manager with the Reno Aces & 1868 FC. Along with that he was a former contributor to Front Office Sports. Currently, he is a contributor to Sponsorship Space.  In this episode we discuss Max’s journey from intern with the Arizona Diamond Backs to now working full-time with the Reno organizations. Max is an avid soccer fan so of course we talk about his love for the sport and the landscape of the sport in the U.S. Podcast Time Description 3:55 to 7:40, We discuss his current job working for two sport organizations at the same time. 8:00  to 17:15, The landscape of Soccer in the U.S.  17:15 to 21:00, Discuss his goal of being part of the FIFA World Cup 2026 in any capacity 21:00 to 25:00, Max shares his favorite memory of how the game of Soccer unites people 25:00 to 31:00, Took a look at his experience as an intern in Baseball 31:00 to 40:20, The importance of internships. Are they worth it and why are they important? 40:20 to 46:24, Shout out to the field/grounds crew of the Reno Aces and 1868 FC. Shares how to be part of their internship 46:24 to 49:50, Max shares people who has positively impact his life.  Join us every Thursday 9 PM ET, 8 PM CT for the #sportsasajob chat. We discuss topics and ask questions based on that week's episode. This chat will give everyone another opportunity to network and have critical conversations.  You do not have to listen to the episode to know what is going on. It would give you better insight into why we are discussing certain topics and asking certain questions. I look forward to chatting and meeting you.  f you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877 Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
49:50
March 01, 2020
From Shy Kid to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement, Scott Peace
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! For the first time, Sports As a Job Podcast is co-hosted by Olivia Puttin and Kolby Castillo.  On this episode, Scott Peace joins us on the podcast. Scott is the current Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement at the University of Evansville Athletics. In 2014 he joined the University of Evansville Athletics staff as the Director of Ticketing Services and Athletic Event Operations. In 2016, he was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations. Then in June 2018, he was elevated to his current position.  We take a look at his journey from being a fan of Louisville Athletics to now working in College Athletics. How did he go from intern at the University of Louisville Athletics Department, to University of South Florida Athletics, and to his current spot at the University of Evansville Athletics? His journey provides the lessons you can use to get your next opportunity. Evansville's Men Basketball team upset University of Kentucky (Ranked at #10 at the time). We take a look at how that impacted his job and the excitement surrounding that.  If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
37:02
February 23, 2020
The Start of a New Era
At one point, the Sports As a Job Podcast was just hosted by Kolby Castillo. We have added another host. It adds another perspective, another network of people, and more help to network for you. We introduce the new co-host and tell you what to expect from the both of us. 2020 for us is about networking and connecting. We are on the mission to connect you with other people but also opportunity. With "The Start of a New Era" we look forward to more guests and more stories. We have added a video component which we will upload the video interviews to our YouTube channel. We are all on our own individual journeys but you are not alone! Please leave a rating, review, and subscribe to the Podcast.  Follow us on twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.  If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877 Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
07:08
February 19, 2020
Patrick Murphy, Sports Information Assistant at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Athletics
Kolby Castillo is joined on the podcast by Patrick Murphy. Patrick is currently the Sports Information Assistant at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Athletics. Patrick is a graduate from Missouri S&T. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management Systems with minors in Marketing, History and Entrepreneurship. Also, recently earned a Master of Science degree in Information Science and Technology from Missouri S&T too.  Patrick Murphy has a story of perseverance, persistence, and commitment to his goals. Not making the baseball team in College led him to discovering the sports industry. At one time he was planning to be an engineer and now works in sports. He currently is looking for his next opportunity. Listen to his story and Journey! If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
34:38
February 16, 2020
Ariana Palmer - Marketing Coordinator at University of Pittsburgh Athletics
Kolby Castillo is joined by Ariana Palmer a Marketing Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Athletics.  Ariana graduated from Rider University in 2017. She was a student-athlete on the Swimming and Diving Team. She graduated with a co-major in Marketing, Sport Management, and a Business minor in Spanish. She then went on to continue her education at Drexel University where she graduated in 2019 with her M.S. in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing.  In this episode we discuss her experience as a student athlete. She juggled multiple jobs, being a student-athlete, and double majoring. We discuss the things going on at the University of Pittsburgh Athletics and the things she gets to be part of.  Join me as we take a listen to Ariana Palmer's story and journey. If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877 Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
37:02
February 12, 2020
Rob Thompson - Senior Director Athletic Development, University of New Haven
Rob Thompson is currently the Senior Director Athletic Development at the University of New Haven. Also, he is the Founder and Executive Director of GamePlanU. Rob brings his 28+ years in start ups, start overs, College Athletics, grassroot sports, the NFL, and the Walt Disney Company. Along with all that he is an author and podcast host. Rob is a mentor to the next generation of sports leaders. We discuss his first real job in sports. Rob speaks about his “MBA” experience working for the NFL. With so many years of experience, you don’t want to miss out on the advice he gives. Follow him on Twitter @RobThompsonLive and LinkedIn: Rob Thompson If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877  Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
38:49
February 09, 2020
Rebekah Rabun - Director of Administration, Athletics at Texas A&M
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! On this episode of the Sports As a Job Podcast, Kolby is joined by Rebekah Rabun the Director of Administration for Texas A&M Athletics. Rebekah earned her B.S. in Health Promotions at the University of Georgia. She completed her M.S. in Sport Management at Texas A&M. From 2015-2017 while attending Texas A&M she was a graduate assistant in the Sport Management Department. This included duties as a teaching assistant and event management. She also assisted with Men's Basketball Operations at Texas A&M. Fast forward to August 2019 when she became the Director of Administration for Texas A&M Athletics. In this episode she explains the day to day of her current position and the exciting things that go on. In her words, it is somewhat a position of Athletic Director in training. We discuss how she went from intern to the Director of Administration. Listen to her journey and her story.  If you listened to the episode please leave a review and rating here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-as-a-job-975877 Intro Music credit to ABAPO Music Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
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February 03, 2020
Harold M. Watson - Director of Athletics at Goshen College
Kolby Castillo is joined on the Sports As a Job podcast by Harold M. Watson the Director of Athletics at Goshen College. Harold has tremendous amount of experience as an College Athletic Administrator. Before working at his current position at Goshen College that competes in the NAIA, he has previously worked at the NCAA I, II, and III level. Along with that he has received 14 individual awards from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators.  He started off his sports career as an intern then went on to continuously work his way up the ladder. He shares stories about the different promotions he had that were successful or did not work the way he wanted it to. Along the way he has learned from many different individuals and his own experience. From his experience he shares advice on how to stay in the present, navigate the sports industry, and what has made him successful as a College Athletic Administrator. This is a must listen for both those looking to get into the sports industry and that are currently already in the industry. If you did listen to the episode, please leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the podcast.  We are all on our own individual journeys but you are not alone! Follow me on Twitter @sportsasajob, Instagram @sportsasajob, Facebook @storytotell, and LinkedIn: Kolby Castillo Intro music credit to ABAPO Studios, Link to his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
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January 27, 2020
Malia Bates - Events and Fundraising Intern with the San Francisco 49ers
Kolby Castillo is joined on the Sports As a Job Podcast by Malia Bates. Malia Bates is currently the Events and Fundraising Intern with the San Francisco 49ers. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor Degree in Media and Visual Culture Studies. She then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with a Masters Degree in Sport Management. Malia Bates has experience with organizations such as USA Hockey, the Oakland Athletics Baseball team, the University of Michigan, and other great organizations. We discuss the importance of networking and pushing through rejection. Her drive, perseverance, and passion for sports has led her to where she is at today. A graduate with a Bachelor Degree not specifically in Sport Management, she discusses the challenge and how she went about handling it.  If you like the podcast please leave a review and rating. Share it with others, as the value of guests can impact many more.  Malia Bates LinkedIn @Malia Bates Instagram: @maliabates Intro Music credit to ABAPO Studios, check out his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
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January 22, 2020
Andrew Capirchio the Founder and Executive Director of Blessed to Announce Project
Kolby Castillo is joined by Andrew Capirchio on the first episode of Season 2. Andrew was a former college student-athlete who’s experience led him to writing the book “Blessed to Announce” which is available on Amazon. Along with that he started the Blessed to Announce Project a non-profit organization. The organization focuses on supporting high school student athletes through leadership/professional development, college preparedness, and exposure. Andrew speaks about his journey and how it has led him down the path he is on today. We discuss the importance of student athletes developing outside of Athletics. This is a conversation for student athletes, administrators, and coaches.  Andrew Capirchio:  Twitter @BTannounce Instagram @btaproj Blessed to Announce Project  Twitter @BTAProject Instagram @btaproject Intro music credit to ABAPO Studios, check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1OqcNsQEOd0iNu0Yjitg
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January 20, 2020
The Favorite Quotes of Experienced and Successful Sport Professionals
On this episode, it is a mash up from episodes of all six guests that have appeared on the Sports As A Job Podcast so far. These guests are: Stephanie Calhoun - Competitive Sports Coordinator at West Virginia University D.J. Fluck -  Co-founder and Co-runs Stadium Scene TV Lauren Tietjen - Senior Vice President of Events at Octagon Sports Agency Don Faulstick - Director of Athletics at Amherst College Olivia Puttin  - Student Intern at Gopher Athletics Kamille Meyer - Senior Women Administrator at University of Minnesota - Crookston Athletics I asked each individual the question: What is your favorite quote that has provided you motivation, you use in your daily life, or has help mold the career you have today? Listen to the quotes they have shared. These are individuals that have found success in the Sport Industry. Their favorite quotes are quotes I use in my own life and career.  After listening to the episode leave a review and rating. Lastly, tweet at me on Twitter @sportsasajob your favorite quote. Until next time, we are all on our own individual journey but you are not alone! Follow me on: Twitter: @sportsasajob  Instagram: Sports As a Job  Facebook: Sports As a Job LinkedIn: Kolby Castillo
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January 15, 2020
Olivia Puttin - Future Power 5 Conference School's Sports Information Director
Olivia Puttin joins Kolby Castillo on the Sports As A Job podcast to discuss her journey navigating the sports industry. Olivia Puttin is currently the Gopher Sports Student Contact & Assistant at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Athletic Department. She had internships with 3M - ProLinks Sports, NCAA Tournament Media Operations Team, and the University of Minnesota - Crookston Athletics.  She retired early from her collegiate soccer career to chase her dream of working in the sports communication/information field. We discuss the importance of building your network and the value of working for free. Lastly, Olivia shares all the things she has learned through her own experiences doing different sport internships. Please leave a review and rating. Share the episode so that others may learn from the value that Olivia Puttin shared during this episode. 
27:16
January 08, 2020
Plan A or plan B did not work. Here I am now executing plan C
It’s a new year, it means new opportunities. If this past year and decade has taught me anything it’s that life is not sprint it’s a marathon. 2019 has been a huge year for me professionally and personally. My gateway into the sports industry did not happen with my plan A, plan B, but my plan C. New things and lessons happened in 2019. The continue on to 2020. Listen to my reflection of 2019 and the things I will do in 2020. The journey continues... Please leave me a review good or bad. Let’s get after 2020 together
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January 01, 2020
Kamille Meyer - From Division 1 Women’s Basketball player to College Athletic Administrator
In this episode Kolby Castillo is joined by Kamille Meyer the Assistant Athletic Director/ Senior Women’s Administrator/ Wellness Center Director at the University of Minnesota- Crookston. She was a high school basketball star and eventually that continued on at the University of Iowa Hawkeyes Women Basketball Team. Sometimes you don’t imagine yourself going down a different route but the once aspired coach and/or teacher found herself in the middle of College Athletic Administration. Hear her story of success how she’s become the leader she is today.
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December 23, 2019
Director of Athletics at nation's oldest Intercollegiate program: Don Faulstick
Kolby Castillo is joined by Don Faulstick the Director Athletics at Amherst College. Amherst College is the nation's oldest intercollegiate program, it has 27 teams that compete in the NCAA DIII and New England Small College Athletic Conference. He oversees a staff of 29 full-time coaches and 58 assistant coaches and athletic staff. His 23 years of experience in College Athletics are as an assistant football coach, head softball coach, associate athletic director, and now director of athletics. His journey to being a College Athletic Director is nowhere traditional. He has been with Amherst College Athletics for 23 years. It is rare we see an individual stay in an athletic program from the beginning of his career to being the Athletic Director. Don shares his journey to where he is at. He talks about building a winning program and how the college experience of his student-athletes are his priority.  If you have any questions please contact me on social media. This podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Anchor. Share this podcast with others so the value these guests bring do not go to waste. Until next time...the journey continues. 
29:45
December 18, 2019
Lauren Tietjen SVP of Events at Octagon the worlds largest Sport and Entertainment Agency
Kolby Castillo is joined by two guests on Episode 5. The first guest is Lauren Wallace, a marketing student and volleyball player at the University of Minnesota - Crookston. The second guest is the Senior Vice President of Events at the worlds largest sports and entertainment agency called Octagon. Lauren Tietjen shares with us her journey of 16 plus years of experience in the PR, Communications, Events, and Marketing field. In the second part of the episode, Lauren Wallace asks advice and questions to Lauren Tietjen on how to navigate the sport industry.
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December 15, 2019
D.J. Fluck Electrical Engineer during day, co-runs Stadium Scene TV on his free time
Kolby Castillo has D.J. Fluck co-founder/owner of Stadium Scene TV join the Sports As A Job podcast. He comes on to talk about how Stadium Scene turned from a sport travel blog into the hub for sport content creators to showcase their content. Even you, if you are a sport content creator can be a partner with Stadium Scene TV. We stray off the topic as D.J. shares a story from Bernard Pollard former NFL player who was a guest on his podcast. D.J then gives advice on the process of starting a podcast, blog, or video creator. We dive into the process of trying to build your following and brand. There are options to get into the sport industry, hear about D.J. Fluck's journey.  Give Stadium Scene TV a follow on Twitter, FB, Pinterest: @stadiumscene  Instagram: @stadium_scene  Check out the other sport content creators on the Website: https://www.stadiumscene.tv/  D.J. Fluck Twitter: @fluckapalooza Instagram: @fluckapalooza
57:59
December 12, 2019
First Guest: Stephanie Calhoun - West Virginia University Coordinator for Competitive Sports
We have our first guest on the podcast. One of the most overlooked parts of the sport industry is Campus Recreation and it is a route that could be for you. The guest today is Stephanie Calhoun. She is a Coordinator for Competitive Sports/Campus Recreation at West Virginia University. She is part of a team that supervises 50 plus Club Sports, offers 15 Intramural Sport leagues, and works with many other departments on campus.  Stephanie Calhoun and I talk about working in campus recreation. It is an exciting field and she gives insight into what it is really like. We take a look at trends and the challenges of programming events for college students today. She had an unconventional route to her job today and it is a story that everyone should hear. 
34:45
December 03, 2019
Importance of Internships and where to find them
Go sign up for #1 job sports focused job board online and be part of their network.  https://www.jobsinsports.com/ make sure TO LET THEM KNOW YOU HEARD OF THEM FROM THE PODCAST. I want them to know we got industry leaders and future stars in this community! Getting into the sports industry can prove difficult. If you are a college student or anyone looking to get into the sports industry, this episode is for you. At the same time the concept of internships applies to all career fields. Internships are positions that help an individual gain experience, relationships, and perspective. I am here to tell you how internships have helped me to get to my position now. Along with that I am going to help you find an internship and explain how internships are an important part in your development. 
20:33
November 27, 2019
Intro: THIS IS WHO I AM
Episode 1 of Sports As A Job. I am going to start off by introducing myself to all of you. Covering the 5 W’s. Who I am? What I do and what you can expect? Where I am at? Why I am doing what I do? When can you expect more? Learn who I am and what I believe. I start off with how the love of sport came to be and how I chose to chase that passion. Lastly, I spoke about the motivation behind this podcast. Stay tuned for more.
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