Thiago is a senior studying Sport and Recreation Management major with a concentration in Governance and Policy. Thiago comes from a Brazilian background that has taught him valuable lessons about life and shaped him into the man that he is today. He has a lot to offer with his experience in professional sports. As an Event Staff Supervisor for the Philadelphia Eagles and as a Guest Services staff member for the Philadelphia Union. Thiago is interested in working in event operations, marketing, or ticket sales for a professional sports franchise, but is always open to trying something different. Thiago plans on graduating in May of 2016, and he hopes that his passion for the sports industry will provide great opportunities for him in the future.
Michael Lubinsky is currently a senior studying Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University. Michael has had many experiences in the hospitality industry thus far; he has completed internships with Morgan’s Hotel Group in their sales department as well as Hyatt Hotels Corporation in their guest services department. He has also completed an externship with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in their housekeeping department. Additionally, he has held two front desk agent jobs in the city of Philadelphia. The first job was with the Union League of Philadelphia and the second was with the Latham Hotel. Michael has an intense passion for the tourism and hospitality industry. He is confident and determined to make sure the guests have the ultimate experience. In the future, Michael is looking to gain a management position with Hyatt, Marriott or Starwood and learn to grow as a professional in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Darren Anderson is currently a senior at Temple University in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He is pursuing a degree in Sport and Recreation Management as well as a minor in General Business Studies with a concentration in Promotion in Sport and Recreation. Since coming to Temple, Darren has gained experience working in collegiate and professional sports, as well as in the live entertainment industry. Darren has been a Temple Men’s Basketball student manager for the past two years. He completed an internship in the sponsorship department for Live Nation where he was tasked with prospecting potential sponsors as well as assisting with the activation of on-site sponsors during the events. He hopes to secure an internship in either marketing or sponsorship with a professional team or collegiate athletic department.
Jonisa-Niani Davis is a senior majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management with a concentration in Hospitality Operations at Temple University. From a very young age, she knew that she loved to entertain friends and make them feel welcomed. When she is not focused on her academic life, she is working and volunteering in the hospitality industry. Throughout her four years at Temple, she has held many industry-related jobs that have helped develop and polish herself professionally. She worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Ride the Ducks, Temple Football, and the Philadelphia Eagles, to name a few. Jonisa-Niani has a vivacious personality that keeps her highly-motivated. She cannot wait to put all her industry-related experiences, knowledge gained in the classroom, and wisdom from various mentors together as she starts her long, yet rewarding and deserving career.
During her final semester on campus in Philadelphia, Emma Rooney is striving to take advantage of every opportunity to develop herself professionally. Emma has always felt that in order to be the best she would need to step out into the professional world and learn as many lessons as people were willing to teach her. In two years, she completed three internships at various private clubs in the United States. Traveling from club to club, she learned the importance of valuing various cultures that exist even within the same country. This is what inspired her to study for a semester in Florence, Italy. The semester abroad led to her extending her stay in Florence and accepting an internship for the summer leading into her senior year. While continuing to develop her professional network in The States, she is now doing so within Europe as well. Her primary goal for the semester is to take advantage of her time with Montague-Ridall & Associates in hopes to come to a decision on accepting a senior internship in the States or abroad.