|Corey Kinder '12|
Kinder says his aspiration to pursue a career in the sports industry surprisingly developed from his role as a manager for the Donato's pizza chain, while he attended community college. Realizing that he had the potential to manage and market a business, Kinder volunteered at a Cleveland Cavaliers game to gain experience in the field he really desired. He was later invited to work for the "Cavs Crew," a promotional team providing entertainment during games, and enrolled at BW that same year, to pursue a degree in sport management.
|Kinder (right) standing with Brown's Director of Fan Experience and |
Special Events, Carlos Oseguera (left) during rehearsals
Kinder's professional development also included a stint with the Cleveland Indians as a costumed character, which, he says, taught him the value of fan entertainment.
Kinder's advice for students who also hope to work in the sports industry? "Network, network, network."