CAREERS: My Big Break

My big break happened right after college, but was in the works for many years. Growing up in a hockey-crazed family, I gained a passion for sports at a young age. I worked in the sports information office throughout college, but didn't fully realize that there was more to sports communications than media guides and stats.

My big break happened right after college, but was in the works for many years. Growing up in a hockey-crazed family, I gained a passion for sports at a young age. I worked in the sports information office throughout college, but didn't fully realize that there was more to sports communications than media guides and stats.

A great opportunity - interning for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) - presented itself. I immediately packed my things, moved to Colorado Springs, CO, and was accepted into the USOC's intern program. To my delight, I was placed, appropriately, at USA Hockey's PR department.

It was an invaluable three-month internship. As the end drew near, I wanted to remain part of the Olympic movement, particularly with USA Hockey.

Luckily, a full-time PR position opened up just before I was scheduled to leave. I interviewed for it, and was hired shortly after.

After four years at USA Hockey, I moved into agency PR. I am so grateful to have worked at such a great place, and learn the ropes from some of the top PR pros in sports.

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