Archive for November, 2011

MSEA Career Trek #2: NPR & The Washington Post

November 14th, 2011 by under Education, Everything!. No Comments.

For the Media, Sports and Entertainment Association’s second career trek we decided to stay local and explore two Washington, DC based companies that both also recruit heavily at the Smith School of Business. National Public Radio and The Washington Post are two of the nations leading media companies that actively recruit MBA level talent to keep them ahead of their competition. So, on November 4th we embarked on a day long visit to the two companies respectively.

The first company visited was The Washington Post. The Post had one of our own, MSEA Vice President of Alumni Relations Katie Cerrone, as an MBA intern last summer and ultimately offered her a full-time position. Therefore, we leveraged our good standing with the Post to meet with ten different executive level employees and learn more about their corporate culture, internship program and full time opportunities. The three-hour trek included a tour of their downtown D.C. facilities (which is their corporate headquarters) and a networking reception afterwards.

National Public Radio was the second section of the all day Washington, DC career trek and similarly to the first leg of the day, NPR gave us an inside look into their corporate culture, studios, MBA opportunities and full-time positions. Another board member of ours, MSEA Vice President of Career Services Ananda Kirana, interned

National Public Radio Headquarters in the heart of Northwest Washington, DC

with NPR last Spring, so our group leveraged his great experience and relationship to get a real honest look at the radio business and the blue ocean opportunities NPR is exploring to continue to grow in a declining business. NPR, a government funded radio station, ended to the trek by defining their Spring and Summer internship opportunities and meeting with individual members of the MSEA to fill those positions.

Next up on the career trek line-up for our association is a Baltimore Trek where we will visit with Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens. Stay tuned for pictures and to learn more about our travels!



Halloween With the Smith Family

November 4th, 2011 by under Everything!, Smith Lettin' Loose. No Comments.

I graced everyone's presence with my Rowdy Roddy Piper digs!

Last year you witnessed awesome photos, including me rocking my awesome Tickle Me Elmo costume. This year I switched up my ridiculousness, as did several others as the Smith family all came out to High Life’s 9th Annual Masquerade Mansion Halloween Bash at Lotus Lounge after an amazing tailgate hosted at school and boy did we have a blast. Awesome costumes, great camaraderie and just a great good time helped everyone get a much needed break from the halls of Van Munching and the loads of work that has come with all our of midterms and finals from the first term of our academic year. That said, enough talk, it’s picture time! Here’s just a few…

Our international students gather at Van Munching for our Halloween Tailgate before the night cap at Lotus!


MSEA Career Trek #1: ESPN

November 1st, 2011 by under Education, Everything!. No Comments.

As the President of the Smith School of Business’s Media, Sports and Entertainment Association, I took the initiative to not only educate businesses in these industries on why they should focus, hire and pay a premium for MBA students, but to also showcase our impressive talent to as many human resource and executive level personnel as possible. Therein lies the opportunity for a career trek.

Our goal when designing these trek’s is to collect as many influential persons within a particular company that can educate our students on what the career opportunities may be, the company culture feels like and to develop long-lasting partnerships that can afford our Smith students a leg up in future job competitions. The bonus in these trek’s in the added potential to reconnect with Terp and more specifically, Smith school alumni, and with the ESPN Career Trek we achieved all the aforementioned goals.

The Smith School's MSEA took 15 people up to ESPN in New York October 21st.

The Media, Sports and Entertainment Association made their first career trek of the academic calendar to New York Coty to connect with the Disney owned sports and entertainment giant ESPN. The sports leader recently has invested in hiring more and more MBA’s and agreed to give us three hours of their Friday to show us the studios, talk about assorted job opportunities and immerse the MSEA Smith brethren into their culture…and an amazing culture it is. Our student body had the opportunity to see the studios, learn about the business objectives behind the scenes and ask current C-suite and executive level people (as well as former Terps, including Timi Jordan who helped put the whole event together for us!) what career paths and experience they must obtain to work with ESPN. There was a panel discussion that included the following ESPN employees as well:

Senior Director of ESPN Human Resources – Liz Aloisio

Senior Recruiter of ESPN Human Resources – Brian Morton

Senior Vice-President of ESPN High School Events & Production – James Brown

Vice President of ESPN Radio Affiliate Marketing Strategy – Robin Remicks

Account Executive of ESPN The Magazine – Patricia McTeague

Director of ESPN Event Marketing – Timi Jordan

Assistant Counsel of ESPN Legal – David Soskin

Associate Manager of ESPN Affiliate Sales & Marketing – Jamone West

I unfortunately could not attend this trek, so I do not have a ton of pictures, but the feedback from both sides was incredible and we look forward to many more amazing treks to come! Speaking of, our next trek is quickly approaching as we head to National Public Radio and the Washington Post in just one week! Until then, enjoy your Halloween!