The Biography And Career Plan

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The biography and career plan laid out in this paper provide me with a useful guide as I evaluate my professional life and establish goals for myself. I am able to apply the insights and advice I received from my interviewee to my desired career direction and map out a course of action.
Jamie Minkler Biography
Jamie Minkler is currently the Signature Program and Events Manager for the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club in Anaheim, California. She holds a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in Business Management and a Masters in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. She has experience as: a marketing intern for the LA Galaxy; a volunteer for Ironman in Hawaii; an event intern and event coordinator for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Jamie
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Seeing an event, big or small, come together from beginning to end is the ultimate reward. Her pacesetting and coaching leadership styles also contribute to the accomplishments of her department. She has high expectations for herself and others but also makes sure to keep everything in perspective. I found this to be extremely effective and motivating because I felt we were working as a team toward the same goals.
Jamie discussed challenges and adversity she has faced working in the industry and how it has made her a more valuable employee. You have to have thick skin to work in this industry and you cannot let the little things bother you. It is crucial that you focus on your job and do the best you can without worrying and stressing out about things that are out of your control. There is not a lot of money to be made in sports and entertainment and the hours are long, so you really have to love what you do. Hockey in Southern California is growing but people have so many other areas available to them to spend their discretionary income. The organization is constantly trying to find ways to gain more fans and, more importantly, sell out hockey games. It is a challenge but one that Jamie and her colleagues have accepted and enjoy taking on.
Jamie attributes several defining moments that have shaped her career. First, is the fact that she would not be where she is today without her Masters in Sports Management. Second is her

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