Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Meet the Class - Simone
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: Simone Jackson
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate School & Major: The University of Texas at Dallas; BS & MS in Accounting and Information Management
Past Sports Industry Experiences: National Basketball Association NBA All-Star Jam Session Volunteer, Mountain View Community College Basketball Camp Director, Skyhawks Basketball Camp Director, DiversityInPromotions, LLC Marketing and Sales Intern, Dallas Basketball Officials Association Official, Dallas Fury of The National Women's Basketball League Support Group member, Women’s Pro-Am Semi-Professional Basketball Player
Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) and Orlando Magic Interactive Marketing team member
Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program: I want to be a part of a program that shares the same values and vision that I do. The DeVos program focuses the necessary attention on social issues, diversity and ethics while highlighting the link between these factors and the sports industry. The education and experience received will provide me with the playbook to further advance my dream.
Future Career Ambitions: I want to create a program where student-athletes and non student-athletes can take sports skills and lessons that they have learned and transfer them in to every aspect of their lives. My dream for this program is to be able to show people how sports and business relate to every aspect of their life, while simultaneously, enhancing all aspects of their life.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose and why? I would choose not to have a superpower. I believe that we are given all the power that we need in order to fulfill our purpose here in this world. We already have the power we just need to know how to access it.
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 want to meet my great grandmothers and have the opportunity to just sit at their feet and absorb as much as you can.