On October 22, the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics welcomed Isaac Gittens ’14, Senior Program Coordinator at the National Football League (NFL) who presented “Building a Career in Sport.” Isaac shared his journey from Allegheny College to the NFL, using Twitter and showing up when unexpected. How can a student discover a career in the NFL? Isaac can help.
According to Isaac, there are 4 must-have skill sets for a successful career in the NFL:
- Excellent presentation skills – be prepared to present at a high level.
- Organizational skills.
- Interpersonal communication skills- the ability to work with all kinds of people.
- Time management skills – everything moves very fast in the sports universe.
View Isaac’s presentation here on YouTube
Isaac Gittens joined the National Football League in 2016 in Player Engagement. After serving two years in PE he transitioned to the Y&HS Football department in Football Operations. A New Jersey native, Isaac earned a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Allegheny College and master’s in sport management from Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, he served as a graduate assistant at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics attracts Allegheny’s next generation of business innovators and entrepreneurs by providing a host of co-curricular activities that connect with and deepen their classroom experiences. The Lunchtime Learning Lecture Series provides students with opportunities to gain valuable information on topics and industries related to internships and careers.