Category: Tackling the Job
What an amazing experience this summer has been! I learned more during my time at the Cleveland Browns than I could have ever imagined. My favorite part was getting my first corporate experience, taking everything I have learned during my first three years of college and applying it to the real world. What better of a place to apply that knowledge than at the Browns’ organization? Now that I am back at UF and into my final semester of college, my view on my academic studies has been transformed. I am able to take my summer experience inside corporate America and apply that knowledge to my courses this fall. Graduation for me is just right around the corner in December! Even though I am on a great path, I am anxiously anticipating the opportunities that I will take on once … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Training Camp ’15 is beginning! It’s a month-long summer event where Browns practices are free and open to the public, and fans can celebrate the beginning of another great season. One might find zip-lines, puppies up for adoption, bouncy houses, football toss games, ice cream, merchandise for sale, and best of all— great views of the players in action! So much goes into preparation for this main summer event for the Cleveland Browns.
Our intern duties include setting up bleachers, fencing, signage, tents, barricades, providing golf cart courier service and any other task that needs to be completed in order for Training Camp to come together. Above, you can see just some of the fruits of our efforts.
All of our hard work will finally pay off when those thousands of excited fans line up outside the gates to come watch their … Read More »
Week one on the job is complete! This special events internship has already exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to see what the next seven weeks will bring. During the first two weeks, we are working hard to prepare for our main event, The Cleveland Browns Training Camp, which begins July 30th. Preparation duties may include anything from moving bleachers to distributing flyers around the local neighborhoods to setting up 750 pound inflatables. It’s amazing to be part of the many behind the scenes efforts that come together for a pro team event! With just about a week of preparation left, there is still so much to do. Soon, players will be returning to the facility, sponsors will set up their tents and fans will flood the gates for this free event to watch the players and enjoy plenty of entertainment. Click here for more about … Read More »
It is surreal that I am starting an internship with The Cleveland Browns thanks to the Edge Partnership! Many would think starting a full-time job half way through summer would be the end of my summer fun, but not me. The highlight of my summer begins in Berea, as I take on the role of special events intern in a professional sports organization possessing one of the largest fan bases in U.S.! What an outstanding opportunity to get my first look at corporate experience.
A shot like this does not come without preparation. Along with other Findlay students, I’ve completed an intensive application and interview process since March. From writing cover letters, to long drives to Berea, to finding a place to live for two months, I can say all the time and effort was beyond worth it. My emotional rollercoaster has taken turns … Read More »