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10 Things I Learned Working for The Cleveland Browns

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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

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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!

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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 »



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

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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 »



First Week in the Dawg Pound

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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 »



You deserve credit! Transferring PSO and dual enrollment credits from High School

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6th March

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So many high schools are offering college courses as an option for students. These can be located at the student’s high school (dual enrollment), or they can be at a nearby university (postsecondary options). The great thing about this is that high school students can earn free or low cost college credits that satisfy high school requirements and college requirements at the same time. While I was in high school, I earned 62 free college credits through the postsecondary option program! Fortunately, during my junior year of high school, I made my college decision to attend The University of Findlay  This allowed me to schedule my courses based on what I learned would satisfy my general education requirements for my major. Also, I was able to work with the registrar’s office ahead of … Read More »



What to do at Findlay!

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22nd January

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There is soooo much to do at Findlay, but I am going to show you all the things I like to do! There are many perks here, but you will not really notice them until you are actually here. My friends and I spend a lot of time in the rec center playing games and working out. Did you know that the rec provides access to movies, game consoles like Xbox, and work out tapes like Insanity? They also have classes scheduled every week including yoga, spinning classes, kick boxing, MASSAGES, zumba, belly dancing and many more! These are all free! If you’re looking to keep off the “freshman 15,” just hop on a bike or treadmill in the Cardio Center. Most have screens built in with cable television right on them! This makes … Read More »



Stepping Up to College Athletics

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13th December

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College and high school athletics are very similar and very different at the same time. In college, you can expect longer practices, year round training, intense lifting and a lot more responsibility on and off the court! I think that no matter how hard a sport is, anyone can easily adapt, especially if it helps to pay for your college education. Personally, I thought that college athletics might be too hard for me, and I have a feeling most athletes thinking about playing a college sport have thought the same thing. It is tough to decide whether to play a college sport or not! I knew that I loved playing volleyball and that I could definitely picture doing it for four more years. In college, you will have to work hard all the time. … Read More »



Fresh First Semester

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21st October

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You know when people say that college is challenging and hard to get used to? They are not lying! Coming in I thought that adjusting to a college sport and classes wouldn’t be so bad, because so many people do it. News flash, it is tough. Even though I am only taking 14 credit hours, it felt like 1000 in the beginning of the semester! Then on top of that, volleyball season started right away before classes even began. I was drowning in homework and the demands of my sport.

I realized that something else people don’t lie about is “there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” One week I sat down and put everything together. I wrote and planned out everything I did throughout a week like practice, lifting, class, tutor sessions, … Read More »



Findlay’s Arch Ceremony – A Student’s Eye View

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10th September

Each year The University of Findlay holds an annual Arch Ceremony for incoming freshman. At the front of campus, there is a historical arch that everyone can see. It is a tradition here at Findlay for students to walk through the Arch toward Old Main their freshman year. Professors, faculty, and Derrek lead the class from the Recreation Center to the front before the arch. Students are greeted by friends, family, music, and of course refreshments. Don’t worry athletes, your coaches will let you miss practice for the ceremony! Students are not to walk through the arch again until they have graduated from the University of Findlay. You do not want to know what happened to the ones that walked through the arch too soon… Legend has it that ordinary, well-rounded individuals have failed classes, weren’t able to … Read More »






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