SUNY Cortland (Sports Management)
I have always been passionate about learning new things. As a child, though I did learn a great deal during the school day, I spent the majority of my free-time focusing on the subjects that interested me the most. I did not have a tutor and relied heavily on reading books and using the internet at the local library. Now, with the advances in technology, I want to be help those who are like me and seek knowledge outside of the classroom.
I believe my educational background, work experiences, and personality make me someone who is easy to work with. I am understanding and patient. I take great pride in teaching others and there is no greater reward than witnessing someone's sense of joy after learning something new.
Throughout high school and college, I participated in several public speaking events. For the most part, the speeches were ones I would come up with on my own about topics I was assigned. However, I began by reciting speeches written by others, such as the great Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to public speaking, preparation and practice are key. Memorizing a speech word for word is not the best approach because one hiccup could throw you off track.
I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the greatest companies and schools our nation has to offer. This has provided me with a great deal of knowledge about career and self development. During my time with Cornell University, I was able to work with some of the brightest minds in the country. While I was with the Miami Heat, I gained an understanding for the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to keep an organization of that magnitude operating. Finally, while I was with Fanatics, I was able to gain a deeper understanding for what business entails and worked on deals with professional athletes and leagues.
As the NBA Brand Manager at Fanatics, I had full control over how the brand would be interpreted by the public. This granted me the opportunity to work extremely close with our marketing team in order to align our visions and make sure we were portraying the business as I saw fit.
Growing up with 3 brothers who all played basketball, it was only right that I would be involved from an early age. I have played basketball in both organized leagues and just recreationally throughout my entire life. Aside from enjoying the sport as an athlete, I am also an active fan, and I have worked closely with the NBA and numerous players.
As someone who was once in your position, let me help you become a better you. Though the internet is a great place for giving us a platform like this, it is also full of distractions and inaccurate information. I will guide you along the way to learning a new subject or help you polish off a topic you already are knowledgeable about. I have always been passionate about learning new things. As a child, though I did learn a great deal during the school day, I spent the majority of my free-time focusing on the subjects that interested me the most. I did not have a tutor and relied heavily on reading books and using the internet at the local library. Now, with the advances in
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I have played basketball since as far back as I can remember. I played throughout middle and high school as well as college. After graduating, I was continued to play in recreational leagues. I was a referee during college as well so I am aware of all the rules.
Since high school, I was very involved with public speaking. I competed on our debate team and also at public speaking events. During my time at SUNY Cortland, I won the Outstanding Public Speaker Award for a speech I gave on equality in sports.