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1 Fall 2012 General Body Meeting September 13, 2012

2 Agenda 1. Sports Business: an Overview 2. About the USBC 3. Semester Outlook 4. Spring 2013 Outlook 5. Involvement Opportunities 6. Board introductions 7. Q&A / Meet and Greet

3 Sports Business: an Overview

4 Sports Business – Careers Agencies Brands Entrepreneurship Finance Law Media Properties Public Relations Social Impact Sports Analytics Team Operations

5 Sports Business – Culture Small, tight-knit industry Traditionally informal, but decreasingly so Increasingly quantitative Big personalities

6 Launching Your Career Irregular hiring practices Entry jobs != dream jobs “Hockey stick theory” Make lasting connections, make yourself invaluable Be innovative, driven

7 About the USBC

8 About Us Founded in March 2005 after the creation of WSBI (A partnership among top level business leaders, Wharton faculty and students that generates and disseminates knowledge about the sports industry through educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, high-level student consulting assignments, global forums, and research.) More than 800 listserv members, including 13 active board members

9 About Us (cont.) Two primary objectives: 1. Help interested students learn about the sports industry 2. Help interested students find sports business internships and jobs The USBC maintains no formalized membership – all Penn students are welcome to attend all events as they please True involvement, however, has many benefits…

10 Semester Outlook

11 Sports Quizzo Night – 9/27, 7:00pm Meet, greet, socialize Food, drink, etc… Prove your sports trivia knowledge Prizes

12 Executive Speaking Series

13 Field Trip: PHL Sports Complex – Late October Team offices tour Executive discussion Facilities tour Game

14 Hoopin 4’ Hope 3-on-3 Charity Basketball

15 Ivy Sports Symposium – 11/16, NYC 17 Panels, ~100 speakers, ~ 500 attendees USBC will subsidize transportation for interested students

16 Spring 2013 Outlook

17 Spring 2013 Semester 2013 Sports Business Career Fair Executive Speaking Series, continued NYC / MSG Trip March Madness Social Event “Building Your Career in Sports”

18 Involvement Opportunities

19 Committee Applications (soon) Board Applications (December) Social Events Event Suggestion / Creation / Participation We’re here for YOU.

20 Meet the Board

21 2012 USBC Executive Board President – Rob Dearborn Executive Vice President – Brian Zakarin VP Alumni Relations – Mitch Sauers VP Career Services – Cole Grubman (Abroad) VP Communications – Bilan Haji-Mohamed VP Community Relations – Gabe Avins VP Corporate Relations – Zack Weiner VP Creative Design – Erica Dixon VP Events – Aaron Prince VP Finance – Chris Lau VP Internal Affairs – Alex Pietrogallo (Abroad) VP Marketing – Dan Sumner VP New Media – Angela Qian

22 Questions? Thanks for coming! Visit our website at for more info and updates

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