Delaney Haas Oiler BlogA senior from Lima, Ohio with a marketing major and double minor in accounting and sports business, I’m passionate about people, business and relationship building. I have been fortunate enough to complete internships with the Cleveland Browns, Marathon Petroleum and The Oiler 10.


From Idiot Sandwich to Food Aficionado

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25th January

Trying to balance school, work, career development and wedding planning can at times be overwhelming, but luckily my favorite hobby is also one of my greatest passions: Culinary Arts. Food is fundamentally important to life. On average, we eat three times a day, seven days a week. After 80 years that is 87,360 meals!

If you would have told me three years ago that I would know how to deglaze, julienne, and chiffonade, I would have never believed you. This is partially because I was afraid of hibachi grills as a child (open flame) and the first time I cooked I used a meat thermometer to check if the water was boiling. My culinary skills three years ago were so terrible I couldn’t even make an idiot sandwich.

So how did someone who could barely boil water learn to cook? To quote … Read More »



My Journey in the Dawg Pound

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4th December

If someone asked, “What does Delaney Haas love?,” the Cleveland Browns would be one of the first things mentioned.  I adore the (currently) winless AFC North team that is always full of surprises and chaos. I have been a Browns fan since birth, cheering on the team through thick and thin. But little did I know my outlook on the organization would transform into something much more than love for the team.

My journey with the Cleveland Browns started back in September 2015 when I attended the inaugural Browns Edge Career Development Summit. I was able to network with some of the Browns staff members, which helped me land some incredible game day opportunities that season including being a secret shopper, managing 15 Findlay volunteers and interning on Dawg Pound Drive. I then interned in Berea the following summer as a … Read More »



The Senioritis Struggle: Part 1

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16th November

From when I first walked through the Griffith Memorial Arch as a freshman, I dreamed about walking the opposite way at graduation, kissing away classes, homework and GPAs for life. Yet along with the excitement of impending adulthood, senior year has a bittersweet flavor to it.

It is difficult to put into text what I have been feeling this year; it’s a combination of being nervous, excited and anxious for life post-graduation. When I was a freshman, sophomore and junior, I had senior-year friends going through the same feelings I am now; I just didn’t get it then. It all ends in May when I exit out of the arch.

Here are a few of the things I will miss most after graduating:

Sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Seeing my friends every day
Taking random day trips to Toledo or … Read More »



Practical Magic: How Marathon Petroleum Corporation Fuels Experiential Learning

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13th October

At this time last year, I stepped outside my comfort zone and accepted an internship with Brand Marketing at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) for spring 2017. While nervous at first, the four months’ experience I gained was invaluable.

Here are six reasons why you should consider doing an internship during the school year (especially with MPC):

You have so many opportunities — Many companies offer internships year round, meaning there are opportunities for students to fill in during the school year. Also, because most students believe that internships are only meant to be taken in the summer, there is much less competition for getting positions.
You get to do fun stuff — A semester spent at college means exams, projects and papers nonstop. My semester spent at MPC meant traveling to places such as Fort Wayne, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Columbus learning about marketing the … Read More »



Push Yourself to the (Browns) Edge

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26th September

Is there a day that you can honestly say changed your life? A day that impacted your education, career and social life?

Mine was on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the inaugural Cleveland Browns Edge Summit at the University of Findlay. I was barely into sophomore year and had not really stepped outside my comfort zone. I attended the summit and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to network with members of the Cleveland Browns sales, partnerships, and fan experience departments. People talk about the power of networking, but I never knew that it would impact the rest of my life.

One of the Browns staff members reached out to me a couple of weeks after the summit asking if I was interested in volunteering on game day for the upcoming season. I accepted the offer and was soon told I … Read More »






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