Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meet the Class - Kelvin

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: Kelvin Ang

Hometown: Singapore
Undergraduate School & Major: Syracuse University, Newspaper Journalism and Geography

Past Sports Industry Experiences: I worked for two and a half years, first as a Sportswriter and then as the Sports Editor, of the Idaho State Journal, a daily newspaper in Pocatello, Idaho. I have also interned at the newspapers in Syracuse, N.Y., and Altoona, Pa., and for covering the Milwaukee Brewers.

Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job: Graduate Assistant for Dr. Lapchick

Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program: I was impressed by how tight-knit the DeVos community felt when I interviewed with the students and directors. The program also stood out because of other components such as its service trips to New Orleans.

Future Career Ambitions: I am still exploring various job possibilities in the sports field. I would be interested in working on a team’s publications, or perhaps in the operations or compliance fields.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose and why? The ability to read anyone’s mind.

If you had the opportunity to interview anyone dead or alive, who would you choose and what would you most want to know? I would choose baseball legend Hank Aaron, whom I have always admired. I would love to hear how he managed to maintain a positive outlook on life and stay consistent on the field even while suffering from death threats and racist vitriol during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record.

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