Monday, September 20, 2010
Meet the Class - Amanda
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: Amanda Barton
Hometown: Gray, Maine
Undergraduate School & Major: University of Southern Maine, Major: Business Administration, Minor: Accounting
Past Sports Industry Experiences:
Maine Red Claws Intern in Corporate Partnerships and Operations
Portland Pirates Intern in Communications and Public Relations
Oxford Plains Speedway Intern in Operations and Web 2.0 Marketing
Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job: N/A (Currently looking for either or both ☺).
Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program: I chose the DeVos program because it gave me the opportunity to earn a dual degree in business administration and in sports business management. The DeVos program has also allowed me to experience levels of diversity I otherwise wouldn’t been able to in the state of Maine.
Future Career Ambitions: I would like to see myself working for the Olympic Committee.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose and why? Teleportation! That way I could see the world in the most efficient and least expensive way!
If you had the opportunity to interview anyone dead or alive, who would you choose and what would you most want to know? Reba McEntire; how it was for her growing up as a red head?