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Career Interest Project

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CAREER INTEREST PROJECT Joseph Rhoades JCR9967 Introduction to Sport Management Dr. Abney April 30th, 2010 89-194-01 Career Interest Project Joseph Rhoades
JCR9967 Dr. Abney
Introduction to Sport Management 89-194-01 April 30th, 2010 Sports Marketing So what exactly is Sport Marketing? An advertisement for any brand or company that appears in a sports venue or facility is considered one form sport marketing Most commonly, sports teams get heavily involved in Marketing their own team or product to increase profit, and bring in new customers Cory Spidell Department of Marketing Pittsburgh Pirates

Bachelors degree from Lock Haven University

Advertised in his local area, and was partly responsible for advertising in three western PA counties, including Indiana where he grew up.

Also took on ticket sales tasks.

3 time all-american cross country runner at LHU

recently furthered his marketing career to the healthcare industry.

still works in pittsburgh for UPMC, an afiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates



Who did Cory work for exactly? Franchise started in 1882, and have been named the "Pirates" since 1891.

5-time World Series Champions.

The Pirates have played in 5 different facilities in their history.

Notable players: Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Barry Bonds, Bill Mazeroski, and Honus Wagner
They have minor league affiliations operating in Bradenton(A), Altoona(AA), and Indianapolis (AAA).

Currently operating under the lowest payroll in major league baseball



Career Requirements Bachelor's degree, and 2 years of related work.

Highly motivated individual.

The ability to work long hours, and sometimes hours that are not convenient.

Cory suggested that his prior internship with the organization influenced their decesion to hire him.
TOM WALLACE General Manager
Oakmont Country Club Tom Wallace Bachelor's Degree in management from Ohio State university

Recieved his Masters degree from Cleveland State

Husabnd and father of two

he has worked on other popular and famous courses such as Redlands Mesa, and Merion Country club.

Suprisingly has never golfed the course EVER Club General Manager Golf Course Management Scheduling and coordinating events

Overseeing the whole club in every area (security, Hospatality management, course management, etc)

Basically every possible area of the country club or course goes through the General Manager

This requires you to be able to think on your feet, and make crucial decesions.
Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, PA Designed by Henry C. Fownes

First played in 1903

Oakomont has hosted more major championships than any other golf course

Golf Digest ranks Oakmont #5 in its most recent version of America’s Top 100 courses.


Career Requirements Experience in the field was required

Minimum of a bachelors degree in management or related field.

Must be able to work very long hours, and make out of work sacrifices.

must have strong managerial skills Cory's likes and dislikes Likes The relationships he made both inside and outside of the Pirate Organization Dislikes Dealing with areas outside of marketing Tom's likes and dislikes Likes Working in so many different areas of one organization Dislikes Job responsibilities interfering with his persoanl life. SWOT Analysis Strengths Work long hours getting to interview two very interesting individuals Weaknesses Email interview busy work schedules Opportunities Internships and practicum experiences knowing these individuals previously Threats no family time hostile customers References Oakmont Country Club." Oakmont Country Club - Home. Oakmont CC, 2006. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.oakmont-countryclub.org/>.

Powell, Albrecht. "History of the Pittsburgh Pirates - The Pirates Baseball Team, Players, Ballparks & Legends." About Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for Residents & Visitors. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/pirates/a/history.htm>.


Sport Marketing Association. Jan. 2007. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.sportmarketingassociation.com/>.


Golfutures, Golf Industry, Jobs, Employment Opportunities." Golf Jobs in the Golf Industy for a Golf Career. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.golfutures.com/golf-industry-careers.php>.
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