Our club had the opportunity to take a tour of the Dick's Sporting Goods Head Quarters. Eighteen of our members were at the site visit, and we're able to learn a lot about the culture of the Dick's Sporting Goods work environment. Nick Rivers, University Relations Recruiter and former Pitt basketball player, was our host for the tour. We'd like to thank Nick and the rest of the cast at DSG for allowing us into their head quarters today!
At last night's meeting, our special guest was Brian Batko! Batko currently works for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a Sports Copy Editor. He's a University of Pittsburgh alumni, whose career began to take shape when he started writing for Pitt News. This opportunity led him into the field of journalism, where he currently writes about Pitt sports among other things. He shared a lot of his career experiences with us, and then opened the floor to questions. As a club, we'd like to give Brian Batko a huge thanks for speaking at our GBM last night!
At Wednesday night's GBM, our special guest was Johnathan Ketzlach from BUCS Academy. Jonathan currently works for the Pittsburgh Pirates as an Account Executive for Season Ticket Service and Retention. He came to talk about what led him to his current position, and more specifically, BUCS Academy. Jonathan's been working in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for six years now, and is tasked with the responsibility of getting fans to purchase season tickets, as well as maintaining the fans who already have them. He also talked about BUCS Academy, a program the Pirates created to give people interested in sports business a chance to get training and experience in the area of sales. As a club, we'd like to give a Jonathan a huge thanks for speaking at Wednesday's meeting!