Student Spotlight: Marketing Student Joins the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons
Jennifer Hutyra aspires for a media or public relations career with a college or professional football team.
Written by Lauren Kozlovsky
Dallas Cowboys intern Jennifer Hutyra with her father outside the recently renamed AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Name: Jennifer Hutyra
Hometown: Round Rock
Internship:Cowboys Group Sales Intern and Atlanta Falcons Event Marketing Training Camp Intern
How did you find out about this internship?
I received my internship with the Dallas Cowboys through the Dallas Stars Annual Sports Industry Career Fair and I received my internship with the Atlanta Falcons via application on TeamworkOnline.com.
What was the application and interview process like?
The application process for both internships was very simple. For the Cowboys, I turned in a resume at their booth to the group sales manager and submitted an application to the Falcons online. Both were phone interviews, in which the follow-up phone call was an offer.
What kind of work do you do for your employer?
For the Cowboys, I handled all incoming donation requests, as well as prepared collateral for the department. For the Falcons, I managed the set-up and breakdown of all sponsorship tents at training camp and worked alongside the event marketing coordinator for practices and preseason football games.
How has Texas Tech prepared you for this opportunity?
Texas Tech prepared me by providing the necessary business and etiquette skills I needed to be successful at both internships, as well as throughout the interview process.
What have you learned from this experience?
I have learned how businesses operate abroad. It is obvious to me that the world is shrinking. Technology has made it very easy for companies to conduct business on a global level, and my internship has allowed me to see that first-hand. I communicated with individuals in the U.S., Australia and Japan on a daily basis.
How will this experience help you in your future career?
These internships have opened up my options to different areas in sports and have allowed me to gain well-rounded knowledge in all areas. I think this will benefit my future career because not many people have the opportunity to see more than one side of the sports industry and are limited to the area they interned in.
What advice would you give to other students about the internship experience?
Definitely try your hardest and be persistent. Put 110 percent into your internship because it definitely does not go unnoticed and those people are your key into your field.
What do you hope to do in the future?
I hope to graduate and begin my career in media or public relations for the Big 12/SEC. After that, I hope to move to work for an NFL team.
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