May 7, 2012

THIS COULD BE THE BEST PART-TIME JOB YOU'VE EVER HAD

You have to earn this job...but if you succeed, it could be a stepping stone to a terrific career in the sports business.

Most part-time jobs in Oxford are pretty dull. Jobs like flipping burgers, lawn maintenance or waiting tables. You make a few bucks but you don't do anything to develop the skills and experience you need for a job when you get out of school.

What if you had a part-time job where you:

  1. Earned money
  2. Developed skills you can talk about in future job interviews and use once you get out of school
  3. Had fun coming to work every day

MIAMI UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT SALES INTERNSHIPS

Starting this summer, Miami University's Athletic Department has developed a sales internship program designed to sell MU football and basketball tickets.

You'll learn all the fundamentals necessary to develop a career in sports. We'll teach you how to find prospects, make a presentation to them over the phone or in person, close sales and ask for referrals. If you've ever thought about working for a professional sports team, these are the skills you'll need to get in the door.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME AS A STUDENT?

First of all, you'll earn money for school. Second, you'll get hands on experience selling tickets. This is the kind of experience pro sports teams are looking for when they hire new employees. Third, you'll develop relationships with MU Athletic Department staff, which will help you in your efforts to get a job in sports when you graduate.

WE WANT SOMEONE COMMITTED TO WORKING IN SPORTS

We want to hire female and male underclassmen who can work 15-20 hours per week during the summer and into the fall semester. This could turn into a year-around position for the right candidates.

Students with a burning desire to work in sports aftergraduation are preferred by the hiring companies. You'll be asked to work at some of the football and basketball games next year to continue the sales campaign and develop relationships to renew season ticket accounts and sell new ticket packages.

If you think you have what it takes, apply. We'll do the rest to make this the best job you've ever had. Apply online by clicking here.