Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meet The Class 2011 - Rodrigo

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: Rodrigo Quintanar

Hometown: Mexico City

Undergraduate School & Major: Anahuac University

Past Sports Industry Experiences: None

Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job: National Consortium for Academics and Sport

Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program: As it is an excellent program not only focused on this business by itself but also in all the social improvements that can be done with the power of sports it gives me the best opportunity to perform well in the sports industry and finally to have success in my life.

Future Career Ambitions (1 to 2 sentences): Be the first non American employee with the NFL in a great financial or management position. Be able to change the ideology about sports industry in my country and to create a strong framework to provide better opportunities to Mexican student athletes than they barely have now.

If you could play a round of golf with any three sports figures (dead or alive, on the field or off) who would you choose and why? Steve Young, he is just my life idol, I admire him as a player and as a human being and I would love to meet him and be able to talk with him. Roger Goodell, he is simply the highest authority in the NFL and it’s a dream to me to have an opportunity to talk with him. Lorena Ochoa, she is the best Mexican athlete of all times and she is probably the best woman golfer of the world, I just think she is the right person to be in touch with in order to fix many of the actual problems we have as a nation regarding the sports business.

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