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Date: January 9, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 01-09-2015



MESG NEWSLETTER

January 9, 2015

 

Sarah Alexander
Co-Chair
Chris Brimmage
Co-Chair
Phil Caruso
Co-Chair
Jeffrey Chao
Co-Chair
Gabrielle Cristobal
Co-Chair
Maile Housel
Co-Chair

 

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UCLA Anderson Media & Entertainment Case Competition

If you're interested in forming a team for either case competition, please email Sarah Alexander at salexan1@chicagobooth.edu, who will coordinate interest. Please note the UCLA deadline is today, so submit interest by 12:00 p.m.

UCLA Anderson's inaugural Entertainment Case Competition is sponsored by a generous gift from Paramount Pictures, one of the leading international television and filmed entertainment studios. The case will center on a critical business issue and/or opportunity that Paramount has identified as of great significance to their business and the entertainment industry as a whole. Special guest executives from various departments within Paramount will be in attendance to act as judges and to crown the winning team. The grand prize for first place is a whopping $4,000. This is a great opportunity for students to network with executives at Paramount as well as over 300 other executives and recruiters that will be attending a variety of entertainment, sports & technology panels throughout the day as part of the Pulse Conference 2015.

Registration:
There is a maximum of 2 teams from each school allowed to participate with a cap of 20 teams total. Each team must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 MBA students. Students must be currently enrolled in either the Full-Time or Part-Time MBA programs and team members must be all from the same university. It is recommended that each team have at least one second year MBA student, but it is not compulsory. There is a 2-step registration process that requires filling out one Qualtrics survey per team with the name of the MBA program and its team members. Each member of the team must then register for the competition via Eventbrite and selecting Case Competition Participant. There is a $25 administration fee for all applicants. This fee also grants all case competition participants access to the Pulse Conference panels occurring all day January 30th.
 
Links:
Qualtrics: http://ucla.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5iKR4i7I0aSpy5L
Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ucla-anderson-pulse-conference-2015-the-next-beat-tickets-13979379701
Your registration is not complete until the competition director receives confirmation of both your completed registration form and your payment for the registration fee. The Competition Director will acknowledge by email receipt of each completed registration form and payment. Registration may fill prior to January 9, 2015. If your registration form and payment are received after registration is already full, the Competition Director will promptly notify you of that fact by email, and will refund your payment for the registration fee. Only the first twenty teams to register and pay the entry fee will be guaranteed a team slot in the Entertainment Case Competition.

The Pulse Conference:
The 5th annual Pulse  gives unparalleled access to top thought leaders and influencers who are shaping the future of entertainment, sports and technology. Get the inside scoop on the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry and what you need to know to compete.

Students who do not wish to participate in the case competition but wish to attend the conference can also purchase tickets through the Eventbrite link for $15.

For more information on Pulse: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/centers/memes/pulse-conference

UCLA Anderson & Villanova School of Law Gameday Sports Case Competition

This year’s competition will take place at Villanova Law School on Saturday, April 11, 2015, following the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium on April 10, 2015.

The Sports Case Competition provides a unique opportunity for current JD and MBA students to take a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing, presenting, and negotiating solutions to real-world business and legal issues in sports.  As an added incentive, teams are also competing for the chance to win a $10,000 prize!  Combined with Villanova's annual symposium, this will truly be a premier weekend in sports.

For registration information, please visit the Moorad Center for the Study of Sport Law’s website, available at: http://lawweb2009.law.villanova.edu/sportslaw/?p=2813

February 13: Chicago Wolves "The Business of Sports" Panel Discussion & Networking Opportunity

Join the Chicago Wolves hockey team as they host our inaugural “Business of Professional Sports” program on Friday, February 13, 2015. The objective of this program is to provide individuals seeking a career in sports with a clear idea of the variety of career paths that can be pursued with a professional sports team.

A panel of 3-4 successful employees from different sports teams will share a brief overview, including typical day-to-day activities, from each department within their organization along with a personal story of how they arrived at their current position. After the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the members of the panel during a networking session. Registration for this event includes a ticket to the Chicago Wolves game immediately following the networking session.

For more information, see the attached flyer. To reserve your spot, fill out the attached registration form and email to: hsimms@chicagowolves.com or fax to: (847) 724-1652 Attn: Holly Simms. Please note there is a registration fee.

MESG Reads

Every week, MESG offers an interesting read related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

If you're into cord-cutting, this seems like kind of a big deal.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/7/7510487/dish-sling-television-internet-tv-ces-2015

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Major League Baseball MBA Summer Internships (due Mar 15)

The Summer Internship Program (the ‘Program’) is designed to provide exceptional students, who are interested in a career in sports, with a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse business operations of Major League Baseball.  Those candidates selected for the Program will gain invaluable work experience through challenging project assignments, information sessions hosted by MLB senior management, and various other events organized by the recruitment team.

The Program begins at the end of the spring semester and requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks.  All internship positions are based out of our New York City offices.  Note that housing assistance will not be provided.

Reference: http://mlb.mlb.com/careers/opportunities.jsp?c_id=mlb (search internships) & ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MLB&cws=1&rid=1036

[Internship] Chicago Cubs MBA Summer Associate - Marketing + Strategy & Development (due Mar 31)

Marketing: The Chicago Cubs are looking for a high performing summer associate for their Marketing department. Over the course of 10 weeks, the associate will work closely with the Marketing and Ticketing Departments to research and develop recommendations on two potential new strategic initiatives for the Chicago Cubs for launch in 2016.

Strategy & Development: The Strategy & Development Group functions as an internal strategy consulting and corporate finance group focused on delivering insights and analyses that drive both current performance and long-term corporate health (e.g., strategic planning, asset allocation, benchmarking, and deal structuring). Over approximately 10 weeks, the Summer Associate will work closely with the Strategy & Development group on projects that have strategic, operational or financial significance to the company. Assignments can include projects in areas such as ticket sales, concessions, broadcast & media, marketing or finance. The candidate will gain exposure to a range of functional areas within the Chicago Cubs to gain a comprehensive understanding of the business and the industry.

Reference: GTS #2185162 & #2185159

[Internship] San Diego Padres Summer Internship Program

The San Diego Padres are pleased to announce its intern program for college and graduate students. This is an extraordinary opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to learn from best-in-class talent at a first-class organization.

While the number of intern opportunities offered annually varies depending upon the needs of the Club, we encourage graduate and college students to apply if they are at least eighteen years old; have a passion for sports; have maintained an exceptional grade point average; and are interested in working for a professional sports team.

Reference: http://baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=75407

[Internship] New York Yankees Statistical Analysis Intern

Responsibilities include: assist in research and analysis of various baseball topics; design, test and implement predictive models using advanced statistical techniques; data collection and entry; running database queries and administrative tasks

Qualifications include: background in math, statistics, computer science or related quantitative field; experience building predictive models, preferably in R; computer programming experience; experience using SQL; familiarity with current baseball research

Reference: http://baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=74523

[Internship] Nike Graduate Internships (various roles including Analytics, Procurement, Manufacturing, Technology, Finance, etc.)

At Nike, curiosity is life. Technology, sports, connectivity, sustainable design and science unlock an incredible opportunity to experiment like never before. Nike interns are vital contributors to the company’s relentless pursuit of advancing human potential.

In Nike’s paid internship program, undergraduate and graduate students get a full immersion into the brand’s culture of curiosity and innovation. Interns interact with top company leaders, tackle complex business challenges, and build relationships and skills that endure far beyond their several months at Nike. They work on teams such as Design, Global Communications, Digital and Technology, Finance, Supply Chain and practically every other area of the company. They gain access to Nike’s world-class facilities and employee benefits, including product discounts.

Reference: http://jobs.nike.com/article/internships (search graduate)

[Internship] Dick's Sporting Goods Brand Marketing MBA Internship

During the program, interns will work closely with the VP and Directors of Brand Marketing. Interns will also be assigned a separate senior leader who will act as a mentor to aid in transition to the corporate culture, explore career goals, and provide the opportunity to develop professional and social networks within the company and the retail industry.

Interns will also have the opportunity meet individually with the CEO at the midway point to discuss their project and progress to date. The final deliverable will be a presentation to the CEO and other senior leaders who were project stakeholders.

Reference: http://www.dickssportinggoods.jobs/jobs/description/mba-internship-brand-marketing-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-job-5007006

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Blizzard Entertainment MBA Summer Internships (due Jan 31)

In a world of professional uncertainty, there is always hope. Even now, a beacon shines from the west. A new path is unwinding, from our campus in Irvine CA. Next summer, the gates of Blizzard Entertainment will open to a new group of collegiate adventurers, eager to join the world’s most talented development and operations teams in a quest to capture the opportunity of a lifetime.

"Blizzard internships"
Coming Summer 2015. Apply now.

Check out our MBA internships within the following functions:
• Business Analytics
• Global Business Operations & eCommerce
• Brand Management
• LATAM Marketing
• Strategic Initiatives

Reference: GTS #2174863 & http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/internships.html


Attachments:
  • Chicago Wolves Panel Flyer.pdf
  • Chicago Wolves Panel Registration Form.pdf
  • EVENT

    Chicago Wolves: The Business of Sports Panel Discussion

    Friday, February 13, 2015
    5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018, United States
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    Join the Chicago Wolves hockey team as they host our inaugural “Business of Professional Sports” program on Friday, February 13, 2015. The objective of this program is to provide individuals seeking a career in sports with a clear idea of the variety of career paths that can be pursued with a professional sports team.

    A panel of 3-4 successful employees from different sports teams will share a brief overview, including typical day-to-day activities, from each department within their organization along with a personal story of how they arrived at their current position. After the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the members of the panel during a networking session. Registration for this event includes a ticket to the Chicago Wolves game immediately following the networking session.

    Location: Skyline Room, located directly across Lunt St. from the North Gate of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.

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