Special Events Team Puts Game Faces On

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

27th August

Cleveland hosts first preseason game against the Redskins.

The Cleveland Browns officially kicked off their season recently under the lights with the Redskins. All my managers showed up looking official and sharp as can be with headsets in place and their game day faces on. That evening, the three of them would be managing all the game day operations for that evening, such as coordinating the drum line, flag runners, mascots, and also delegating responsibilities to other team staff members such as myself. I was fortunate to be up close on the field, shadowing my boss and assisting her with game day management.

The average fan attending a game might not notice all that goes on during game time. Managing the scoreboard, graphics, microphone disbursement, half-time performers, the kick-off kid and escorting … Read More »



Columbus-Bound for Orange & Brown Scrimmage!

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

18th August

Staying in a hotel overlooking the city and walking on the Buckeyes’ home field were just a few highlights of this trip. After a lively day of training camp in Berea, we packed everything we needed to host training camp, and hauled it straight to Columbus for the Orange and Brown Scrimmage. As you might imagine, this entailed some serious coordination! Fortunately, the Cleveland Browns has a top notch special events staff ready and willing to make this happen efficiently, and I was lucky to be part of the whole thing.

Here’s everything we needed to put in place for all those eager Browns fans ready to watch their favorite team in action. Would you be surprised if this was only one of about thirty pages we needed to study for the Orange and Brown Scrimmage?

Our Basic Outline for Cleveland Browns Event Coordination:

Event Details: overview, … Read More »



A Dawg Fight Dawg World

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

14th August

They were not kidding when they said competition is fierce in the workplace. Especially as interns, everyone is competing for one thing, opportunity. When you work for the Cleveland Browns, you have to be on your game at all times. Just like the players fighting for a starting spot, we are fighting for a spot as well! Professional organizations want the best candidates to represent them. Not just anyone can work for the Cleveland Browns. Having an impressive resume is just the first step into making a lasting impression. After that, tackling the job is based on who excels and has the best fit for a given position. It can take months just for someone to even be given an internship interview opportunity, let alone being hired. Once someone is hired as an intern, they take a close look at whether … Read More »



Working Training Camp is awesome, even at 5 A.M.

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

11th August

When those gates open at 8:15 a.m., you bet every tent, barricade, table linen, chair, free poster, and inflatable is in its place before the Dawg Pound enters those gates! Even though we are required to arrive at 6 a.m., my alarm will sound at at the early hour of 4:30. After much preparation, working actual training camp is when the fun starts. Cleveland Browns fans come from all over the country, and even the world to see their favorite team prepare for the upcoming season. If watching the players up close, unlimited rides on the inflatable obstacle courses, give-aways and autographs sessions are not enough to bring fans in, then I do not know what is!

We have many responsibilities daily which are rotated each camp day, including setting everything up, scanning tickets, working the Browns Backers Worldwide tent, coordinating … Read More »






From the Blog

Wondering what it's really like to be at The University of Findlay? Follow our bloggers and read—and sometimes listen and watch—their experiences. Real Oilers. Real stories. Real life.

Homestays and new experiences

So far on our journey, we have encountered so many kind people and even made some great new friends. The professors at the University...

Why Fukui?

You may find yourself wondering why we traveled to Japan. To put it simply, Kat and I wholeheartedly believe traveling and immersing yourself in...

Seeing the Sights and Settling In

The first three days of our trip were spent traveling Osaka, a great place for sightseeing here in Japan. We were able to see...

Sleepless in Osaka

A few days ago, we were scheduled to leave for Japan with Dr. Alison Baer and her husband Paul.  If you saw two girls...

Ready to Go!

Hello, Kat Slate and Julia Smith here! We are education majors setting out to teach children, not only here, but all over the world.

We...

Dear Findlay: A Letter to Everyone I’ve Known the Past 4 Years

Dear Findlay (and everyone affiliated),

August 2014, was the beginning of my senior year of high school. For most of my classmates, that meant preparing...

Use Your Words

For my last blog post of the academic year (I’ll be back this fall), I thought I’d provide some educational value to your valuable...

The Senioritis Struggle (or lack thereof): Part 2

Senioritis: sen·ior·i·tis: noun humorous: A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation...

Freshman Year Lessons: An End of the Year Reflection

Looking back on my freshman year at Findlay, I have learned so much. It would be almost impossible to write about how many lessons...

To a New Beginning!

So, it’s almost the end of this semester! Almost the end of me being a freshman! They say time flies. It does.

There are so...

Surviving the End of the Semester: Tips & Tricks

The last few weeks of the semester are always the hardest. Suddenly, everything that you put off because “It isn’t due until the end...

Mazza Museum – Get the Picture!

It’s hard to believe, but not everyone who goes to UF has been to one of my favorite spots on campus: the Mazza Museum. It...

Passionate Students + Humble Leadership + Above & Beyond Mentality = @TheOiler10

On August 19, 2016, Professor Scott Grant, Ed.D., gathered 10 students (including myself) together in Old Main, Room 203. Barely any of us knew...

My Kind of Spring Break

If you are a follower of UFindlay Instagram or my Instagram profile, you may have seen that I had the great opportunity to be...

Let’s Celebrate More Birthdays

More than likely, someone in your life or someone you know has been affected by cancer.

In 2008, when I was just 10 years old,...