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MESG NEWSLETTER

October 24, 2014

 

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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October 24: MESG World Series LPF

"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.  Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.” - Field of Dreams

. . . and you should come, too - to The Graduate Business Council (GBC) and Media, Entertainment and Sports Group (MESG)’s World Series LPF this Friday, October 24th in the Winter and Summer Gardens!

Here's why:

1) The Royals are in the World Series for the first time in 29 years!  If comp strat taught you anything, it's that everybody loves an underdog.

2) The Giants are looking for their third title in five years!  For everybody recruiting for Tech, you're gonna need to rock that black and orange as garishly as possible once you get to NorCal, so start getting in those reps now!

3) Baseball is a global sport!  Seriously, the next World Cup isn't for four years, so you might as well enjoy America's pastime for two weeks (jkjk we love football / soccer / whatever).

4) Opening Day is only 165 days away here in Chicago!  The World Series LPF is a great way to prepare for spending your spring quarter weekdays working on your tan in the Wrigley bleachers.

We'll have ballpark food! Hot Dog Races!  Wiffle ball!  A sports-themed photo booth!  And of course, plenty of frosty beverages!

Oh yeah, wear your sports gear.  Especially if you're from KC or SF.

Event Details: Fri October 24 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Harper Winter Garden

October 24: Trek Leader Application Due

Are you interested in leading one of the MESG treks to New York and/or Los Angeles? Do you have certain companies you want to visit? Want to expand your contact list? Then apply to be a trek leader today!

Please fill out the attached Word Document and email your application to Maile Housel at mhousel@chicagobooth.edu.

Applications are due by Friday, October 24 at 5 p.m.

November 6: Chicago White Sox Company Trek: Communications & Media Strategy in Sports

Join MESG at U.S. Cellular Field for a conversation with Scott Reifert, SVP of Communications for the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday November 6th from Noon to 1pm. Topics for discussion will include media relations from a team's perspective, strategic communications in sports, and the importance of community relations to public engagement efforts. Lunch will not be provided, but MESG will work to coordinate rides to the ballpark with attendees.

Event Details: Thu November 6 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | US Cellular Field (333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616)

RSVP here.

November 14: STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC! STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS. Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs; if you have a car and are willing to drive, please let us know.

Event Details: Fri November 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | STATS LLC Headquarters (2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602)

RSVP here.

[SAVE THE DATE] November 24: MESG Fall Social

Come join the MESG co-chairs at Lagunitas! More event details to come.

Event Details: Mon November 24 | Tour starts at 3:00 p.m. | Lagunitas (1843 S Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60608)

RSVP here.

November 4: Anheuser-Busch InBev Meet & Greet

No matter where your path starts, there is no telling where it will go. At AB InBev, we’ll offer the greatest challenge of your professional life. You will constantly evolve. Come join AB InBev and discover what a career at one of the top five consumer goods companies is all about! Please sign up by emailing timea.phillips@anheuser-busch.com with your one page resume. Space is limited. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, October 30th.

Event Details: Tue November 4 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Harper Center Corporate Corridor

MESG Reads

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

Before you turn down for what, know your hip-hop history. Dude was also just in an Anthony Bourdain 'Parts Unknown' episode.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/09/afrika-bambaataa-hip-hop-music-business-entertainment-cash-kings-bambaataa.html

1Y Internship Target List

For your reference, the co-chairs have compiled a list of media, entertainment, and sports companies that posted internship opportunities last year. Please reference the attached Excel spreadsheet. The companies are split into three tabs: on-campus, GTS, and off-campus. For more information on companies, please contact Gabby Cristobal at gcristobal@chicagobooth.edu.

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Under Armour Summer League Internship - MBA/Law - Business, Tech & Product

The Under Armour internship experience gives students the chance to experience the Brand first-hand in one of our offices. Not all positions are located in all offices, and students will be selected for interviews based on the best fit with their background and experience.

Reference: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=17650&company=ua&username=

[Internship] Sony Corporation MBA Summer Internship - Corporate Development

Here's your chance to influence the direction of the high-tech industry and help develop business strategies for one of the world's most respected, innovative, and highly successful corporations. Sony Corporation of America (SCA), the US parent company of Sony, is seeking an MBA Summer Intern who is a highly motivated, effective communicator with creative ideas and a strong business mind to support the Corporate Development and M&A Group. This group primarily focuses on corporate strategy, business development and M&A activities that impact more than one of Sony’s businesses (e.g. electronics, pictures, music, games and mobile) in North America and globally.

Reference: http://scajobs.sony.com/careers/job_detail.asp?JobID=4868359&user_id=

[Internship] Walt Disney Imagineering Graduate Finance Internship

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Imagineering is headquartered in Glendale, California, with affiliated offices and facilities in North Hollywood, California and Celebration, Florida; as well as satellite branches at every Disney Theme Park location around the world.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/wdi/jobid6106897-graduate-finance-internship-glendale-summer-2015

[Internship] Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Product Analyst Internship

Based in Glendale, CA and reporting to the manager, product management, the product analyst intern will be responsible for understanding and helping to execute the strategic direction of digital products for WDPRO. The product analyst intern will be responsible for translating that direction into various document types, including requirement documents, mind maps, user stories and product specs.

Reference: https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=213538

[Internship] Activision Summer MBA Internship

As an MBA Intern at Activision, you will be a well-rounded, strategic, creative thinker, who has the drive it takes to succeed. You will get to work with some of the brightest and most passionate people in the business and work on projects that are valuable to both your and Activision’s future.

Reference: http://activision.jibeapply.com/activision/jobs/STU00007P?src=JB-10260

[Internship] Hasbro Summer Associate/Brand Marketing

The MBA Marketing Rotation Program attracts and develops future leaders to drive brand strategy and execute in the global marketplace. MBAs will begin the rotational program as a Summer Associate in one of four functional areas: Global Brand Development, Global Brand Marketing, US Regional Marketing and Digital Marketing. Upon successful completion of your MBA, you can expect to join Hasbro as an Associate Brand Manger and continue to experience Hasbro’s brand blueprint through the remaining 3 rotations. As a member of the MBA Marketing Rotation Program, you will be paired with a mentor who will help you develop and hone your leadership skills. You will also be assigned a Program Agent who will connect you with subject matter experts and tools to be successful at Hasbro.

Reference: http://jobs.hasbro.com/job/Pawtucket-MBA-Summer-Associate-Summer-2015-Job-RI-02860/219884300/

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Full-Time] DirecTV Finance Rotation Program (due November 30)

The Financial Rotation Program (FRP) focuses on attracting and retaining top-notch talent with a track record of professional success to create a pipeline for Finance leadership roles across DIRECTV.  This intensive two-year program consists of four, six-month rotational assignments through the DIRECTV U.S. and Latin America businesses.  The platforms are designed to enhance the participants' knowledge of DIRECTV and the Pay TV industry, as well as their analytical, technical and business skills through comprehensive on the job training and project based assignments.

Reference: GTS #2154939

[Full-Time] Nike Finance Analyst (due October 31)

Nike is looking for a Finance Analyst for Global Footwear Margin Planning. Key responsibilities will include creating a margin roadmap to influence key levers of profitability and optimize pricing margins, working across functional teams to translate strategic margin plans into seasonal Gross Pricing Margin targets, ensuring alignment with leadership and FW product creation teams, and other responsibilities. Immediate availability.

Reference: GTS #2155403


Attachments:
  • MESG Trek Leader Application.docx
  • Suggested MESG Companies.xlsx
  • EVENT

    Company Trek to White Sox: Communications and Media Strategy in Sports

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
    Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

    Join MESG at U.S. Cellular Field for a conversation with Scott Reifert, SVP of Communications for the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday November 6th from Noon to 1pm. Topics for discussion will include media relations from a team's perspective, strategic communications in sports, and the importance of community relations to public engagement efforts. Lunch will not be provided, but MESG will work to coordinate rides to the ballpark with attendees.

    REGISTER

    EVENT

    STATS LLC Company Trek: Behind the Big Data of Sports

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    STATS LLC Headquarters, 2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60602, United States
    Link
    Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

    Interested in learning more about companies that generate big data behind sports businesses? Then join MESG for a super exciting trek right here in Chicago to visit the offices of STATS, LLC!

    STATS is the top provider of sports information in the country and powers a lot of the data for sports teams, leagues, ESPN, fantasy sports, and others. The company also does the very cool sports tracking system, SportsVUE that's been prominently featured in Grantland, ESPN, the NY Times, and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Also noteworthy: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey got his start working at STATS.

    Join us on Friday, November 14 to check out one of the coolest sports companies in greater Chicago.

    Please note that the event is in the Northern Suburbs.

    REGISTER

    EVENT

    MESG Fall 2015 Social

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    2:45pm - 5:00pm
    Lagunitas Brewery, 2607 West 17th St. , Chicago, IL 60608, United States
    Link
    Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

    Come join the MESG co-chairs at Lagunitas! The tour starts (promptly!) at 3:00 p.m. in the store and lasts approximately two hours. Frosty beverages are provided on the tour.

    REGISTER