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Human Resources

Dushyant Patel, Chair

Dushyant Patel is currently a senior at Temple University in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management majoring in sport and recreation management with a minor in general business studies. Originally from Westchester, New York, Dushyant came to Temple wanting to experience what it is like living in a large city with a strong sports market. During the spring semester of his junior year, Dushyant completed his junior internship with the Temple Owl Club, working with athletics development. This past summer and currently through the fall semester, Dushyant is interning with the University of Pennsylvania football program, working operations and recruiting for the team. After being unsure about what sector of the sport industry he wants to work in for a better part of his college career, Dushyant discovered that he would like to work in the operations sector after his successful experience with the University of Pennsylvania football program. For his senior internship, Dushyant hopes to land an opportunity to continue to work operations in the sport industry, but this time on the professional side instead of collegiate. Ultimately after graduation, Dushyant hopes to stay on the east coast and be able to work in New York City. He can be characterized as a true team player as he always looks out for the good of those around him. In any work setting he is in, he will always put doing what is best and most successful for the group as a whole before himself. He hopes that having this kind of mentality in the sport industry will help him have a long and lasting career as a sport professional.

Nick Bolka

     Nicholas Bolka is currently in his senior year at Temple University. He is a sport and recreation management major in the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. A native of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Nicholas came to Temple in the Fall of 2013. He is a member of Rho Phi Lambda, the National Honorary Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Fraternity. Nicholas completed his junior internship with Temple Athletics in their marketing and promotions department. He still volunteers with Temple Athletics as a game day volunteer for marketing and promotions. During the Summer of 2016, Nicholas completed an internship with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders as an operations intern. He has also volunteered with the Philadelphia 76ers distributing promotional giveaways. Nicholas would like to pursue a career in baseball operations or stadium operations. He believes sport is much more than “just a game”, and wants to inspire people to find the deeper meanings within sport.

Nicki Luff


     Nicki Luff is currently a senior at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University. She is a tourism and hospitality management major with a concentration in event leadership. Nicki completed her junior internship with the Spirit of Philadelphia as the sales and marketing intern and is currently working with the Philadelphia Phillies as a ticket services representative. Having had an opportunity to explore her interest in both sales and event planning, Nicki aspires to start a career in event sales and marketing after graduation.

Jordan Waters


     Jordan Waters is a senior at Temple University in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. She was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of five siblings. During her undergraduate career at Temple, she has been involved with the Temple Owl Club assisting as a game day intern for the men’s basketball team. Jordan held the authoritative role of the membership chair and hospitality week chair for the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality during her junior year. Throughout her time in the STHM program, she successfully completed her junior internship with Events by Scott Mirkin. Jordan plans to graduate this spring 2017 in hopes of attaining a career in event production.