Name: Bennet Kim
Internship Company: National Football League (NFL)
Title: Security Intern
What did you do before Stern?
Marketing, Sales, and Business Development at Ford Motor Company
What was your role over the summer?
I worked in an analyst-type role for the Chief Security Officer of the NFL. The Security Department serves to protect the League office, teams, players, and fans.
What were your responsibilities?
I worked to improve management of security and fan conduct at NFL stadiums, served as the primary point-of-contact for companies pitching security solutions to the League, performed analyses regarding the department's budget, and assisted on miscellaneous projects.
How did you spend your time preparing for recruiting and interviews?
I tried to be diligent and proactive in networking and making connections. Those connections may be able to help during the application process, but I think that the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experiences within the industry is equally as important. There were many alumni, friends of classmates, and others who kindly helped.
What experiences (if any) helped prepare you for this internship?
My internship at Wasserman during the spring semester was a helpful experience. It provided me with my first experience in sports, which I think was necessary to signal that I was serious about making a career change, and I was able to share about some of my work during the interview process with the NFL.
What was the best advice you received during the recruiting process?
To think of ways in which my previous experience, even though it was not in sports, helped me to develop skills or to demonstrate my ability to be successful in my desired role and to be able to articulate those thoughts very clearly and precisely.
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