Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet The Class- Aaron

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: Aaron J. Gearlds

Hometown: Jackson, MS

Undergraduate School & Major: Georgetown College, MAJOR- Kinesiology and Business, MINOR- Sociology

Past Sports Industry Experiences:
*Professional Baseball Player For The Colorado Rockies

Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job:

Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program:
Two masters degrees and a chance to learn from the best in the industry.

Future Career Ambitions (1 to 2 sentences):
After completion of the program, I look to obtain a position in Major League Baseball working in player operations with the focus of becoming a general manager.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose and why?
I would choose the power to heal and give back life.

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 like the opportunity to interview GOD and ask how can I make the world around me better.

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