Category: Tackling the Job


10 Things I Learned Working for The Cleveland Browns

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

15th September

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 »



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 »



Ready for Training Camp!

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

30th July

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 »



First Week in the Dawg Pound

Posted by Shannon Ebert in Tackling the Job. No Comments

22nd July

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 »



Findlay Oiler to Browns Intern

Posted by risser in Tackling the Job. 1 Comment

15th July

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 »






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.

UF International Night 2019

At the end of March, campus celebrated 50 years of a Findlay tradition — International night!

This was my second year of...

For The Kids!

FTK is a popular slogan you may hear around UF’s campus, but what does it mean? FTK is a saying that...

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! It feels amazing to be back and I am extremely grateful for...

At Home in #OilerNation

Take a look at what it’s like to live in #OilerNation, as Meredith gives us a tour of her room and...

Meet Meredith!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I came all the way to the University of Findlay for the incredible animal...

Year #3, Here I Come!

Somehow, time has flown by and this year I started my third year here at the University of Findlay! For a pre-physical therapy...

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...

Why Fukui?

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

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...

Sleepless in Osaka

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

Ready to Go!

Kat Slate and Julia Smith

Hello, Kat Slate and Julia Smith here! We are education majors setting out to teach...

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

Dear Findlay (and everyone affiliated),

Graduation Day with Dr. Scott Grant, one of my best college mentors and a major...

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...

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...

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...