Date: November 21, 2014
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 11-21-2014


November 21, 2014


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


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Career Trek to New York Sign-Up

If you are committed to attending the MESG Company Trek to New York City, please RSVP at the link below by Wednesday, November 26 so that we can finalize logistics.

The trek will be held around December 15-19 (dates pending depending on companies). Thus far, meetings have been arranged at Major League Baseball, the NBA, Major League Soccer, the Raine Group, Vox Media/The Verge, and potentially HBO and Columbia Records.

RSVP here.

Career Trek to Los Angeles Interest Survey

Hi MESGers! If you are interested in participating in MESG's career trek to Los Angeles and/or Studio Days, please fill out the survey below.

In prior years, we have visited Disney, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, FilmDistrict, Hulu, and others.

November 24: MESG 1Y Resume Book Submission Deadline

Hi first-years! The MESG Co-Chairs are putting together a resume book that we will distribute to select MES companies that have been helpful to us in the past. If you have an MESG-specific resume that you wish to submit, please email your resume to Jeff Chao at

If you do not submit an MESG-specific resume, the co-chairs will pull your official resume from GTS for inclusion in the resume book. If you prefer not to be included in the resume book, please also email Jeff and let him know.

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 24, 6:00 pm.

November 24: MESG Fall Social

Come join the MESG co-chairs at Lagunitas! The tasting and tour starts (promptly!) at 3:00 p.m. in the store and lasts approximately two hours. Frosty beverages are provided on the tour. We are coordinating rides, so if you plan on attending, you must RSVP in order to be considered for a rideshare.

Event Details: Mon November 24 | 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Tour starts at 3:00 p.m. | Lagunitas (2607 West 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608)

RSVP here.

[SAVE THE DATES] 5th Annual Chicago Booth MESG Symposium

Monday May 4 - Thursday May 7
…stay tuned for more details and registration info

MESG Reads

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

The NBA partners with FanDuel, Adam Silver pens an op-ed in favor of gambling, and pundits pundit.

It's not business-related, but the Texan in me requires I share this fantastic read by Wright Thompson. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Sony Pictures Entertainment MBA Summer Associate Programs

Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted a number of MBA summer associate positions, including Business Development, Corporate Development, and International TV Distribution. For a complete list of jobs, click on the link below and filter on internships.


[Internship] OneWest Bank Entertainment & Media Finance Intern

The Internship position supports the Media & Entertainment Finance Group, which provides debt financing across industry verticals including filmed entertainment, music, broadcasting, television, sports and digital media. The position will assist in the completion of assigned projects as required.  Duties include spreading financial statements, verifying and tracking portfolio reporting and covenant compliance, preparing loan tickler reports, maintaining credit/legal files in accordance with credit policy, and other ad hoc projects.


[Internship] University Football Rentals Business Development Intern (due March 13)

University Football Rentals is the AirBnB for college football weekends, allowing fans to rent homes near campuses around the country on game weekends. After a successful launch at the University of Notre Dame as 'Rent Like a Champion', our company has now expanded to 10+ colleges around the country. We offer a much needed service, giving homeowners a chance to earn $5,000+ per season and offering football fans a better alternative to overprices, crowded hotel rooms.
We are looking for a summer intern to hep us further expand our business. During the summer of 2015 we will be both expanding to new towns as well as deepening our roots in the towns where we currently have a presence. As an early-stage company, interns should be prepared to work on all aspects of the business - improving processes, creating and executing marketing plans, and testing new strategies.

Reference: GTS #2166358

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Part-Time] San Francisco Giants Baseball Operations Assistant (due November 30)

The San Francisco Giants are seeking someone to assist the Baseball Operations department and provid comprehensive administrative support to all functions including minor league and major league operations, player development administration, and amateur and pro scouting administration. Please email resume and cover letter to

Reference: see last week's flyer

[Full-Time] Spurs Sports & Entertainment Manager of Basketball Information Systems

This position will be responsible for managing, designing, and overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of internal databases, user interfaces, and related technology platforms. Most notably, this will involve managing the implementation of a new internal scouting database and associated reporting platform. The eligible candidate will be responsible for requirements gathering (via in-person, phone and e-mail interactions with other members of Basketball Operations department), and delivering fully functional applications. The eligible candidate will be familiar with the software development life cycle, including design, implementation, maintenance, and support.


[Internship/Full-Time] MGM Resorts Executive Associate Program (due January 1)

The Executive Associate Program is MGM Resorts International’s professional development program aimed at recruiting recent MBA graduates from top-tier business schools and preparing them for future leadership roles with the Company. This program typically concludes after 18 months, however the specification duration is flexible based on performance of the Executive Associate and business needs. Executive Associates are exposed to senior executive leadership while being placed in roles that support the Company’s strategic vision and contribute to its overall operating performance.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to think both analytically and strategically, as well as possess strong communication skills. Candidates should exhibit an interest in the gaming and hospitality industry, be capable of making sound recommendations based on limited or imperfect information, and demonstrate the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in order to meet deadlines and achieve objectives.

The Executive Associate Program offers two distinct track offerings:

Summer Executive Associate Program – Available to current MBA first-year students for a 10-week placement during the summer, working on high-impact projects at a targeted division within the Company.

Full-Time Executive Associate Program – Available to recent MBA graduates to join the Company on a permanent basis, with placements into 6-12 month rotations to work in long-term roles within various functional areas based on the individual’s skills, experience, and interest.

Reference: GTS #2165537 & #2165538


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.



MESG New York City Company Trek

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:00am
to Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
New York City
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If you are committed to attending the MESG Company Trek to New York City, please RSVP by Wednesday, November 26 so that we can finalize logistics. The trek will be held December 15-19. Companies that have tentatively scheduled a visit include the MLB, NBA, MLS, New York Mets, Columbia Records, HBO, Vox Media/The Verge, and The Raine Group.