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CAREERS IN STREAMING

Explore the unique career journeys of Cornellians shaping the era of streaming video services.

Jordan Berman '95
OFC

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Meredith Gertler '98
HBO

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Bharath Jayaraman '09
Netflix

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Rob Landau '91 JD '94
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

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THE AGENDA

Beyond the talks we will feature many events that will give you an opportunity to network.

10:00 AM

Meet & Greet 

Nametags, Swag, Refreshments 

12:00 PM

Presentations 

Pecha Kucha Customer (roughly 7 min each)

1:00 PM

Critique

Critiquing a local Landing Page

2:00 PM

Network + Questions

Network, and learn & get inspired from each other. 

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THE VENUE

All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

THE SPONSORS

Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand aplause! 

All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

The biggest story in entertainment is the explosion of streaming video services bringing movies, series, news, and sports to any device in your home or hand. This panel will introduce an array of alumni working in the digital video space and surface the fascinating academic and professional paths they’ve pursued along the way. Learn what it takes to work in this exciting area where the future of media is coming together right before our eyes!

TUES OCTOBER 13 6PM ET

SHUT UP & DRIBBLE?

Discuss the role of sports in advancing social justice, diversity and inclusion.

Frantz Cayo '95
BET Experience

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Jamal Henderson '03
The SpringHill Company

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Nicole Smart '15
Smart EDI Solutions, LLC

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George Wilson II '08
NBA G League

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Diversity and Inclusion within sports and entertainment is not just the right thing to do, but also good business. D&I allows organizations to reach expanded audiences in authentic and organic ways. Long before Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality, sports has drawn attention to civil rights while acting as an economic engine. Modern organizations have an imperative to focus on hiring and retaining underrepresented groups while allowing every voice to acknowledge and amplify issues that color our world, in parallel with driving consumer interest in diverse ways. Doing the right thing leads to economic success. This panel discusses all of these issues and what we can do as Cornellians to make a difference.

MON OCTOBER 12 6PM ET

LEADING THROUGH CRISIS

Analyze the challenges of sports leagues returning to play during Covid-19.

Eric Fisher '98

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Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp

MODERATOR

Sean Sansiveri '05
NFL Players Association

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Jeffrion Aubry ‘99
NBA

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Jon Daniels ‘99
Texas Rangers

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The professional sports industry has long provided fans a reprieve from the challenges of the world around us. However, in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, the industry was forced to shut down at a time when we needed it the most. This panel focuses on the innumerable challenges faced by professional sports leagues in attempting a safe return to competition, the collaboration by players and leagues that was necessary to overcome those challenges, the lessons learned in managing through the worst crisis the sports industry has ever faced, and the future of professional sports in the age of Covid-19. 

WEDS OCTOBER 14 6PM ET

FUTURE OF MARKETING

See how sports sponsorships are evolving across teams, brands and agencies.

Andrew Cohen '94
Visa

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Jason Pearl '91
San Francisco Giants

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In this panel, we’ll hear from senior leaders from the team, brand and agency perspective as we explore the future of partnerships between marketers and properties. We will look at how teams have sought to continue to provide value to their sponsors despite empty or near empty venues and how this has spurred new ways to engage fans. We’ll also discuss how this seismic shift in the sports landscape will lead to new platforms, technologies and assets that will allow brands to meet myriad objectives through partnerships. 

THURS OCTOBER 15 6PM ET

BREAKING INTO THE BIZ

Learn how to bridge your Cornell degree into the business of sports and media.

Elizabeth Berman '97
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

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Riele Short ‘19
Peacock TV

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Harrison Marcus '20
NFL

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Robert Pannullo '17 
MLB Players Association

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This session features a spectrum of recent Cornell grads sharing their unique stories about how they landed a job in the sports and entertainment industries. Panelists will share valuable insights and advice on networking, internships, and experiences that propelled them into their professional careers. While every career journey is different, this discussion will surface common themes behind successful Cornellians entering sports and entertainment, including hustle, creativity and perseverance. Get the inside scoop on bridging Cornell to career in this lively conversation on breaking into the business! 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 6PM ET

Emeka Ojukwu '19
Creative Artists Agency

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NETWORKING 101

Level-up your career search skills during this interactive workshop 
with small breakout sessions.

Robbie Cohen '13
CAA

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Alex Gimenez '15
Boston Red Sox

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MODERATOR

Aaron Klein '12,'14
Chicago Cubs

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Josephine Martinez '18
NFL

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The keys to launching a career in the sports and entertainment industry can be paired down to two basic components: what you know and who you know. While you will not get far without having the appropriate work ethic, educational experiences, and work opportunities, networking is a crucial component in the elusive search for a job in sports and entertainment. Unlike some career fields, a majority of sports and entertainment job opportunities are a direct result of a personal relationship as opposed to an online or formal application. This workshop focuses on teaching students how to network with sports and entertainment industry professionals and establish meaningful relationships that will help them land job opportunities in the future. 

Part 1 of the workshop will be a panel featuring industry alumni sharing tips and best practices for networking specifically within the sports and entertainment industries. After the panel, students will be encouraged to join small breakout rooms throughout the afternoon. Each breakout room will feature a sports and entertainment professional with varying degrees of career experience. These small, informal sessions will allow students to seek advice about networking in a comfortable environment and make new connections with industry alumni! 

WEDS OCTOBER 14 12PM ET

Cornell Sports & Entertainment Week (Oct 12-16, 2020) is a virtual event series for inspiring the next generation of Cornellians to pursue careers in these interrelated and dynamic fields. Cornell students and alumni will interact in immersive online sessions that surface the biggest topics and trends in sports and entertainment. It’s all about learning and networking with accomplished alumni from premiere organizations like the NFL, MLB, NBA, Netflix, HBO and NBCUniversal. Cornell Sports & Entertainment Week is produced by the ILR Alumni Association Sports & Entertainment Executives (SEE) in celebration of the ILR School’s 75th Anniversary and open to all Cornell students and alumni.

LIVE VIRTUAL SESSIONS

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Tim McGhee '84
MSP Sports & Entertainment

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Jennifer Keene '95
Octagon

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