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MESG NEWSLETTER

October 31, 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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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 21: Executive-in-Residence: Steve Byrd, Sports Media Executive LLC

On Friday, November 21, Career Services and the Alumni Office are hosting distinguished senior executives who will share their knowledge and experience through candid conversations in hour-long small group advisory sessions. Resident executives answer career-related questions and provide guidance based on their areas of expertise. Registration to express interest is now open and will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Monday, November 3.

Steve Byrd, '91
Principal-Sports Media Executive, LLC
- Sports as entertainment: How the industry is evolving
- Licensing content directly to brands: Disintermediating the media companies
- Sports analytics: Life after Moneyball
- When your company is marketed for sale, every meeting is a job interview

Event Details: Fri November 21 | Gleacher Center

RSVP here.

MESG Reads

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

Lots of good stuff this week. Let's start off with a profile on Kirk Goldsberry, the DataBall guru,  (2Ys may remember his Harvard PhD students talk at last year's Sports Symposium).

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/faster-higher-stronger/

Here's a thought piece on ESPN and its SEC sphere of influence.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-worldwide-cheerleader-espn-and-the-college-football-playoff-20141028

Bulls fans, check out the life and times of one of your newest players, Nikola Mirotic.

http://grantland.com/features/nikola-mirotic-chicago-bulls-toni-kukoc-pau-gasol/

Need more sports news? How about a look at team valuations?

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2014/10/27/Franchises/Franchise-valuations.aspx

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Mattel Summer Internship - Strategy (due January 5)

Mattel offers a robust internship program that includes some of the finest students from around the globe. Students are selected from top universities based on previous experience, drive and fit within the Mattel family of companies. The Mattel MBA Intern Program is based at headquarters in El Segundo, CA (Los Angeles area).

Reference: GTS #2160319

[Full-Time] Mattel Senior Associate - Strategy (due November 12)

Mattel is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel is looking for a senior Associate: 2-3 years post-undergrad and MBA summer internship experience in internal strategy, management consulting, private equity, and/or investment banking.

Reference: GTS #2161220

[Internship] The Raine Group Summer Associate (due December 14)

Raine is a leading merchant bank, exclusively focused on the global Media, Entertainment and Sports sectors (www.raine.com). Founded in 2009 by industry veterans Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine, in partnership with leading talent agency WME Entertainment, Raine pursues an integrated business model of advisory investment banking (M&A, financing, special committee assignments) and principal investing. To date, the firm has advised on 50+ transactions, including SoftBank’s acquisition of Sprint, the Sony / EMI Music merger, Alibaba’s repurchase of securities from Yahoo! and the sale of multiple sports franchises (Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Dodgers). Our private equity fund has completed nine investments, including Vice Media, Zumba Fitness and Important Studios, and we are actively exploring new opportunities.

Raine is seeking a candidate for a New York-based Associate position to drive initiatives in both advisory and principal investing.

Reference: GTS #2152351. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gill at egill@raine.com.

[Full-Time] The Raine Group Full-Time Associate (due November 5)

Raine is seeking a candidate for a Full Time Associate position to support initiatives in both advisory and principal investing.  The candidate will also work with a team to help research and scope a sub-segment of the media and entertainment industry for potential investment opportunities.

Reference: GTS #2160263. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gill at egill@raine.com.

[Part-Time] Cleveland Indians Executive Development Fellow - Strategy

Assist Indians executives on decision-making, strategic planning and other key business initiatives. Assist in the coordination, evaluation and implementation of new and redesigned initiatives, programs, and processes that are expected to have a significant impact on the organization. The EDF will be exposed to all facets of the Indians business operations during this intensive, structured 12-month immersion into the organization. The EDF will participate in comprehensive orientation program, regular feedback meetings and take part in a cross-functional mentorship program to facilitate enhanced organizational and career development.

Reference: https://re21.ultipro.com/CLE1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*AB0D73C0F8295037

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[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/

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
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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
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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
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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