As a Pitt grad, Jacque offered not only her job experience, but an honest account of the classes that benefited her and the experiences she had at Pitt. Jacque presented 5 key ideas to the group: have fun, make your resume stand out, work hard, find what you like and do it, and don't make enemies.
Jacque reminded us to stop thinking of a career in sports as a rosy future, and to understand that there will be hard days. There will be things that we hate about the job. She said not to pick a sport industry because we love that sport, but instead, to pick an industry we can enjoy working in every day.
Even when these days get rough though, we need to keep a positive outlook and treat people with respect. She said that the connections she made as an intern got her the jobs for what is now Root Sports, the NFL, the Pirates, and DICK's. Jacque is a real life example of the value of connections and the importance of working tirelessly in a career.
We want to thank Jacque for an awesome night and a great conversation. Best of luck with your future!