Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet The Class of 2010 - Jessica

One of the unique attributes of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program is the network of students who make up our program. Our class will take every course together during our tenure here at UCF and we will work on countless group projects and collaborative efforts. As a result of our shared interests in the business of sport, a natural team camaraderie is formed. However, our team is composed of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. We offer profiles of class members to give you an idea as to the type of people who make up our program, individuals who collectively will be leaders in sport and society and will be teammates for life.

Name: Jessica Hanson
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Undergraduate College: Transylvania University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting
Background: I played 4 years of Basketball and 3 years of Tennis and served as the team captain for both my Junior and Senior years. I also had a summer internship with the American Volleyball Coaches Association where I helped develop the marketing plan for the 2007 Division 1 Championships.

Current G.A. Position or Industry Job: Graduate Assistant for the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)

Future Career Goals: I’d love to work in college athletics. I’m not really sure where I’ll fit yet because I’d like to incorporate my accounting background, but working for the NCAA or an athletic conference is a possibility.

Reasons For Choosing DeVos: After my first visit to UCF and the DeVos program I knew this was the perfect place for me. The people are amazing and the Big 3 (Dr. Lapchick, Dr. Harrison, and Dr. Sutton) have incredible connections to every career area in sports. I was also drawn to the unique fact that the DeVos program focuses on diversity, giving back to the community, and making a real difference in the world through sports.