" I work in the Marketing Department at the New York Mets baseball team and I absolutely love what I do. Working with the Mets has confirmed how much I do want to stay in the sports and entertainment industry."
– Sara DiGiovanna, Class of 2015

Lubin senior Sara DiGiovanna ‘15, a native of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is a Sports Marketing major on our Pleasantville campus. Sara is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Golden Key Society, Lubin Business Association, PUMA, and is the team captain of Pace University’s Cross Country program. She is also a 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service recipient, and has made both the Deans List and Northeast 10 Commissioners Honor Roll (given to student athletes with a GPA above 3.0).

When asked to describe the best thing about her current internship, Sara had one word for us: BASEBALL. We can’t argue with that…Let’s Go Mets!

To learn more about our Sports Marketing Program, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/sports-marketing-bba.

Where are you interning this Fall?
I have been a Marketing Intern with the New York Mets since opening day.
In the past, I have interned with Albuquerque the Magazine, Pace Athletics, Adoreum (a luxury marketing firm in London, England for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals), The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and Monarch Business and Wealth Management.

What have you been working on at your internship? Has it sparked an interest in a career/area of study you hadn’t already thought about? Or has it confirmed that you are on the right path?
I work in the Marketing Department at the New York Mets baseball team and I absolutely love what I do. My tasks as an intern differ from customer service to developing marketing plans, to assisting stadium visits with celebrities and players (both current and alumni).

Working with the Mets has confirmed how much I do want to stay in the sports and entertainment industry. My favorite sport is baseball and before taking the internship I was afraid it would ruin how much I enjoyed the sport. A career in marketing is not as paved and clear-cut as a career in accounting or finance may be—which makes it both exciting and unsettling. I love marketing because it is a social science that allows me to be creative in any given industry.

Do you believe your internship experience has helped to prepare you for your future?  
Absolutely. I still don’t know what I want to do, but I know what industry I want to be in and that is a good enough stepping-stone for me. Interning has helped me implement what I learn in the classroom and it puts a face to the definitions and formulas we study.

Do you have any advice for students looking for internships?   
My advice would be to take as many internships in as many fields as possible. People advised me not to apply for internships until at least my sophomore year and I didn’t listen. I knew that by the time I figured out what I wanted to do and who I wanted to work for I wouldn’t get the opportunity if I didn’t have prior experience.

I got my first internship the summer after my freshman year working for a magazine in Albuquerque. I knew I didn’t want to work for a magazine, but I applied anyway and took the internship for the experience. It helped me to decide what I did-and-did-not like about the industry. I think every internship is a great trial and error experiment that helps you to identify what you are really good at, and helps hone-in on the skills that need refining.

Apply early and apply often…don’t wait until your junior or senior year. Don’t be too picky when first starting out. Take every opportunity that you can, that way you have a strong resume when you decide what you want to do and where you want to work.

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