EHS Students Network and Learn from Sport Industry Professionals
Students participate in professional networking and informational sessions hosted by the Boston Celtics.
Over the course of several weeks, Eagle Hill students have had the great opportunity to participate in professional networking and informational sessions hosted by various members of the Boston Celtics. This opportunity was provided by Mr. Shane Francoeur, Eagle Hill’s director of athletic facilities, who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Sports Leadership at Endicott College.
Mr. Francoeur shared his motivation behind helping EHS students access the program, “I wanted to bring the opportunity to our students who may be interested in a potential sports marketing, management, or leadership career so they could have the chance to gain some insight or experience in the field. Who better to learn from than the Boston Celtics?”
The virtual sessions focused on ticket sales and services, basketball operations, scouting, analytics, marketing, and business intelligence and operations. These sessions were attended by five students, along with Mr. Francoeur - Rowan B., Harrison S., Jack V., Dillan F., and Eitan W.
The events have been hosted by Marc D’Amico, Boston Celtics Reporter, On-Air Analyst, and Digital Content Director, with the following guests presenting for students to hear from.
David Cohen-Director, Member Experience and Retention
Erin Kelly-Member Engagement Manager
Katie Punda- Premium Account Executive
Mac Rogers- Senior Group Sales Account Executive
Remy Cofield-Director of Scouting
Shane Fenske-Basketball Operations and Salary Cap Analyst
Emily Gervais-Director of Marketing
Eileen O’Malley- Manager, Marketing and Social Media
When asked about the topics and the participation from the students thus far, Francoeur had nothing but rave reviews. “The events have been great so far. Many have had good conversations with me about the topics we have covered together, and I believe a few have actually shown more interest in the field than when they first agreed to enter into these conferences. The biggest topic of conversation has been networking. We talked about LinkedIn and how important it is to stay in touch with people who you have worked with in the past and have helped you in a positive way. We’ve discussed how important making an impact is and to keep those lines of communication open when dealing with the fast-paced aspects of the professional sports world.”
This opportunity provided by Francoeur is just one of many experiential learning components that Eagle Hill faculty offer to their students each year.
Check out the flier for these conferences on this page.