East Greenwich, RI
Corporate Sponsor Activation Coordinator at Boston Celtics
Activities/Clubs/Sports (while attending PC):
Women’s Tennis Team, Junior Ring Weekend Core Committee Member, Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Participant, Freshman Retreat Participant, Intramural Wiffleball Champion!
Marketing major, Finance minor
How has your experience at PC impacted where you are today?
Providence College allowed me to explore a variety of career options through the various conferences and job fairs, and offered faculty support and guidance. After receiving an internship through eFriars during the summer going into my senior year, I was able to conclude that sports marketing seemed to be the perfect fit for me. I was encouraged by everyone around me to pursue what I dreamed of doing, and getting that internship with the Boston Celtics was the first step to that dream.
What have you done since leaving PC?
My resume is a little different from most people my age. After graduating in 2009 with a major in Marketing, and a Minor in Finance, I received an offer from Nestle USA to be a part of their very competitive Nestle Sales Development Program. After realizing that the position wasn’t the right fit for me (along with being away from my friends and family) I left Nestle 3 months into it, and joined Acosta Sales and Marketing, as a category analyst. After 10 months learning how to pull data and analyze it, I was alerted to an opening at the Boston Celtics in their Corporate Partnerships department. And I’ve been here every since!
What brought you to your current career or endeavor?
It’s taken a lot of patience to get where I am today in my current role as a Corporate Sponsorship Activation Coordinator for the Boston Celtics. As an activation coordinator I act as the liaison between approximately 20 accounts including Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America, Modell’s and the Celtics. My main responsibilities include executing all sponsor-contracted elements such as: planning events, running promotions, hosting hospitality and VIP nights, as well as anything advertising/marketing related. I was antsy to start working for the Celtics after my internship with them, but realized I might have to take another job (or two, in my case) before a spot opened up and I could apply. I realized that there is some truth to the saying, “All good things come in time.”
How do you think you can help PC today?
Recently I’ve come back to PC to speak at a few events such as the FFE Annual Conference, as well as the Senior Send-Off. That was a great way to interact with students about to graduate who were looking for advice on their next steps after college. I love sharing my experience with the students because I can really relate to them, as I’ve only graduated 2 years ago. Sometimes I feel like I’m not as established as some of the other speakers, but realize that the students seem to have a lot in common with me and my experiences as a recent grad.
What are some of the ways PC prepared you for your current position/ life after graduation?
PC did an incredible job at preparing me for my current position with the Boston Celtics because they taught me how to be comfortable with myself. That has proved very valuable especially during interviews, presentations, as well as interacting with top executives. Having that confidence really allowed me to stand out and prove myself as an independent young professional.
How would you encourage other young alums to become more involved with PC?
I would encourage them to take a trip back to PC whether just for the day or for the weekend during Reunion. When I went back a few months ago, it was great to see the changes happening on campus. Such as the new and improved Slavin Center, or the updated menu selection at Ray. It’s an awesome feeling when you step back on campus and remember all the great times you had throughout the four years there.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself enjoying life and hopefully still doing what I love- working in sports. Of course I wouldn’t mind starting a family at that point either…but that’s also a long way from now!