Mount Saint Mary College alumna Nicole Corbett ’12, a digital account manager at Learfield IMG College, discusses her career in sports marketing during a talk several weeks ago at Mount Saint Mary College.
Mount Saint Mary College alumna Nicole Corbett ’12, a digital account manager at Learfield IMG College, revealed how she turned her love of sports into a variety of fulfilling careers during a talk to Mount students several weeks ago.
The presentation was part of the Mount Career Center’s Lunch and Learn series and took place in the college’s School of Business office suite.
Corbett discussed her experience at the Mount and her varied career path, which included internships with the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Walt Disney Company, as well as jobs with Army West Point Athletics and the New York Yankees. Her current career is in sports marking at Learfield IMG College, a collegiate sports marketing company based in Plano, Texas with an office in New York City. Corbett said that working for Learfield “is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
“Take the motivation you have as an athlete and put it into your career,” Corbett told the students.
She said that through her internship with the Hudson Valley Renegades, she developed a work philosophy that has continued to serve her well: “Nothing is beneath you. No matter how far up the organizational chain you are, sometimes you just have to get things done.”
Two days after finishing with the Renegades, Corbett was on a plane headed to Florida, for her Disney externship. There, she learned valuable customer relations skills that she utilizes in her Learfield job. The lesson, she concluded, is that even seemingly unrelated work experiences can help to mold students into more desirable job candidates.
The talk was sponsored by the Mount’s Career Center and the Student Business Association.
The Career Center provides a wide variety of career-related programs and opportunities to Mount students and alumni such as career assessments, internship searches, professional skill development, job search assistance, and more. The Career Center is often credited by Mount graduates for providing powerful, proven, and practical tools to help shape their post-graduate portfolio.
At the undergraduate and graduate levels, School of Business students at Mount Saint Mary College enjoy many real-world opportunities. Students can immerse themselves in accounting, sports management, finance, economics, marketing, and more. Technology, international vision, and modern organizational science, with a liberal arts core to develop critical thinking, prepare students for careers with a great return on investment in a global economy.