From: Media, Entertainment & Sports Group (FT)
Date: April 10, 2016
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 04-10-2016


April 10, 2016

Valentina Fernandez Rodriguez Egana
Angela Lin
Julia McInnis
Jon Pack
Alix Weiss


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MESG At A Glance

  • Social Events
    • [Sat. 4/16]: MESG + CWiB Chicago Fire
  • Conferences & Case Competitions
    • [Wed. 4/13]: Start-Up Networking Night
    • [Register by Fri. 4/15]: Comcast/NBCUniversal Case Competition
    • [Wed. 4/20]: espnW: Women + Sports Chicago
  • MESG Reads
    • Thomas Staggs, Disney’s heir apparent, steps down
    • Verizon to acquire stake in Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV
  • New Job Opportunities
    • Internships
      • The Barre Code - Corporate Strategy
    • Full-Time
      • Nike - Sr. Financial Analyst
      • DISH - Brand Manager, Sling TV
      • EmergeMedia - Controller
      • Ticketmaster - Finance Manager
  • Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

Social Events

MESG + CWiB Chicago Fire (Sat. April 16th)

MESG and CWiB invite you to join us for a unique opportunity at Chicago Fire! This visit will be a great networking opportunity and a fun social. The COO, Vice President of Community Relations, and Vice President of Corporate Partnerships will be with us to tell us more about their roles and their career trajectories that got them here. Afterwards, we'll be treated to a special behind the scenes tour of the facilities and field before enjoying a great match between Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact. Tickets are $20 per person. Transportation is on your own. Register here

Conferences & Case Competitions

Start-Up Networking Night (Wed. April 13th)

Booth's Start-Up Networking Night is taking place on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Gleacher Center. Several media & entertainment companies including AccuRadio, Diadoki, NelsonCash, and Rent Like a Champion are among the 50+ start-ups attending Start-Up Networking Night seeking Booth talent (see company list here)! The event is a phenomenal opportunity to increase your knowledge of what's happening within the tech and data analytics sector, build your network, and identify internships, projects, and/or full-time opportunities.  Register here.

Comcast/NBCUniversal Case Competition (Thu. Nov 3rd - REGISTRATION by Fri. April 15th)

Now in its 5th year, the Interactive Launch Competition, produced and hosted by industry educator Craig Leddy, features teams of top MBA students presenting go-to-market strategies for emerging video product and service innovations. A Judges Panel of leading executives critiques the teams and awards cash prizes.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate at the headquarters of Comcast NBCUniversal, the nation's largest cable, broadband and media provider. By entering a student team, you'll work with a major Mentor Company, get guidance from a Coaches Council of industry experts and network with top executives, recruiters and industry leaders. No entry fee required. More info here.

espnW: Women + Sports Chicago (Wed. April 20th) 

ESPN invited MESG members to a new one-day event focused on the intersection of women, sports and business. espnW: Women + Sports Chicago will take place on April 20th in Chicago. The event will unite thought leaders and experts from across the industry to explore topics including Women and Leadership, Marketing to Women, the Sports Industry Future, and the Business of Women and Sports.

You can see the full agenda and event information at The event features executives such as Gatorade CMO Morgan Flatley and Publicis Groupe CRO Laura Desmond, along with WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, Olympic athletes, espnW and ESPN talent such as Julie Foudy and Sarah Spain, and many more.

Tickets are available at a 40% discount ($357 per ticket) for Booth students. Registering with the discount is simple:
- Click REGISTER NOW on the page
- Enter the code wchicagostudent40 when prompted to take advantage of the discount
-Please use your school email address as verification of student status.


MESG Reads

Thomas Staggs, Disney’s heir apparent, steps down

In an unexpected turn, Disney COO Thomas Staggs announced that he would step down effective May 6th. He was widely believed to be the company's favored successor to current CEO Bob Iger (taking this title following Booth alumnus Jay Rasulo's departure from the company). Read more here.

Verizon to acquire stake in Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV

Intending to support its mobile content app go90, Verizon acquired a 24.5% equity stake in online video producer AwesomenessTV from Dreamworks Animation for $160 million. The deal values AwesomenessTV at $650 million, three years after Dreamworks acquired the company for under $100 million and less than two years after Hearst acquired a 25% equity stake at an implied valuation of $325 million. Read more here.

New Job Opportunities

The Barre Code – Corporate Strategy Intern (deadline: Mon. April 25th, GTS #2337638)
The Barre Code is a boutique fitness concept offering group fitness classes focused on cardio, strength, and restoration. They are looking for a Corporate Strategy Intern who will be involved in activities including investor pitches, competitive analysis of the boutique fitness space, and forecasting. Prior experience in the buy-side of private equity is preferred, but not required. Work authorization required. Apply by email to Suleen Lee, Corporate Strategy Lead/General Counsel. Write cover letter in the body of the email with resume attached, with email subject line “The Barre Code – Internship Position.”


Nike, Inc. – Senior Financial Analyst (deadline: Thu. April 28th, GTS #2335766)
Nike is looking for a Senior Finance Analyst for Global Footwear Margin Planning who will be responsible for long-range strategic finance planning, analysis of investment scenarios, and identifying trends, risks and opportunities, among other responsibilities. Requires 5+ years of experience in financial analysis, financial/strategic planning, and/or budgeting/forecasting. Nike is also looking for demonstrated ability to complete quantitative analyses and build financial models. Apply via external website here. Work authorization required.

DISH - Brand Manager Domestic, Sling TV (deadline: Sat. May 7th, GTS #2338468)
DISH is looking for a Brand Manager for Sling TV, a subsidiary of DISH that provides OTT television services and VOD programming. This role is responsible for creating marketing strategies to increase customer acquisition and brand awareness. Those with experience with building brands, consumer insights, consumer campaigns, and new product launches are encouraged to apply. Work authorization required. Apply via external website here in response to Job Req #2016-34794. We also recommend reaching out to Booth alumna YaoYao Wang if interested.

Emerge Media, LLC – Controller (apply ASAP, GTS #2332727)
Emerge Media is a media & internet company focused on search, communication, and online dating. It operates a network of sites that includes, (music news, reviews, artist info), (relationships, fitness, health related topics), (gaming social profile community), and much more. They are looking for a controller to serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO and provide high level support on strategic priorities. The role involves analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports. 3-5 years of accounting experience, MBA & CPA preferred. Prior experience with QuickBooks and database software required. Apply via external website here.

Ticketmaster – Finance Manager (apply ASAP)
Ticketmaster is the world’s leading live event ticketing company. They are looking for a Finance Manager responsible for supporting the work of the resale finance organization which drives strategic planning and forecasting, business development modeling, and ROI analyses. 4-5+ years of work experience, preferably in consulting or corporate finance, required. Candidates should be highly skilled in Excel, SQL, Access, or other big data software and using statistical models. Apply on LinkedIn here.

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

San Diego Padres summer internship - business analytics

  • Apply ASAP
  • See attachment for additional information
  • If you have any questions, reach out to outgoing co-chair Anthony Dedousis

DreamWorks summer internships

  • They are now reviewing applications!
  • The recruiter has offered to personally review Booth applications if Career Services flags the names. If you choose to apply, please apply online (this is required for all applicants) and then email Heather Trompeter. She will ensure the recruiter gets all information directly.

Hulu summer internship - content marketing

A&E summer internship - corporate development and strategy

  • Deadline Thu. April 14th, apply ASAP
  • GTS #2326988

Lionsgate summer internships

Sony Pictures summer internship - consumer insights

  • Deadline Fri. April 29th, apply ASAP
  • GTS #2325006
Superfly full-time position - social media manager

  • Business Analytics Graduate Intern.doc

    Chicago Fire Soccer and Behind the Scenes Panel

    Saturday, April 16, 2016
    1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Toyota Park, 7000 Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455, United States
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    Join CWiB and MESG for a special day out at Chicago Fire! We will have the opportunity to speak with the COO, the Vice President of Community Relations, and the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships detailing their day to day responsibilities and how they rose to their respective positions. In addition, we will get a special behind the scenes tour of the facilities and field before enjoying a great match between Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact. Tickets are $20 per person and you can purchase through Booth Groups.