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Excel Fall 2022 Associate Program – Golf (Chicago)

Job Title:  Excel Fall 2022 Associate Program – Golf (Chicago)
Division: Golf
Location:  Chicago

About Us:
Excel Sports Management is an industry-leading sports agency representing top-tier talent, blue-chip brands and marquee properties. We pride ourselves in inclusivity and providing access and opportunity to deserving and motivated candidates with a passion to work in sports while making meaningful connections within the industry. 
Our Associate program is a paid opportunity that allows participants to contribute to the organization’s success while at the same time applying learnings from the classroom. This semester we will continue with a hybrid program (subject to change based on company covid policies) and will offer each participant the opportunity to gain in-office experience for approximately 3-days a week. 

Associate Expectations:
All Associates are expected to work 24-30 hours a week during the session. While each Associate will be working with a specific division, they will have the opportunity to learn about other areas within Excel, through lunch and learns held throughout the semester.
Important Dates:
Our Fall Program runs from Monday September 12th, 2022, up to Mid-December.
Office Hours:
9:00 am‐6:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday OR as agreed upon with advisor.  Days in office must be coordinated with Advisor’s schedules.

Our Associates must:
·       Be available to work 24-30 hours per week.
·       Be available to report to the New York City Excel Office Location approximately 3-days a week.
·       Be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC.
·       Have a senior standing in college (must have completed your junior year of undergrad)
·       Be enrolled in a graduate school
·       Have a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree.
·       Have or had a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
·       Submit a copy of your transcript.
·       Submit resume.

Interview Process:
·       Selected candidates will be scheduled for a video interview after the July 15th application cut-off date (or sooner).
·       If selected, offers will be extended to candidates the week of August 1st.
·       The program will begin on September 12th with Orientation at 12:00PM ET.

Golf Associate Expectations:
·       Assists Golf team with client/event marketing opportunity research.
·       Assists Golf team with client/event sales pitch preparation.
·       Assists Golf team with client focused communications and administrative tasks.
o   Development of recruitment materials.
o   Organization of global golf schedules.
o   Tracking of client and prospective client statistics and performance results.
·       Assists Golf team with event operations and delivery.
o   Fan & Hospitality Services, On Course Operations, and Scoring Services.
o   Tournament focused community engagement projects
o   Sponsor and PGA/LPGA TOUR partner programing.
·       Assists Golf team with building client performance and brand measurement models with the Excel Analytics team.
·       Will gain a general understanding of key Golf division functions through day-to-day interaction with and support of broader team.
·       Will develop skills necessary to effectively research prospect companies and sales leads.
·       Will gain exposure to and experience from golf agents and marketing managers.
·       Will have the opportunity to participate in sales calls and brand brainstorms, which may include preparation of deeper brand analyses for specific clients.
·       Will develop written/verbal skills, research tools, and an understanding of sports marketing acumen and strategy.
·       Will have access to the Excel team for industry advice, mentoring, and learnings; and
·       May occasionally be assigned projects outside the Golf division to gain exposure to other divisions within Excel.



Thank you for your interest in Excel!
Best of luck in this process as well as your future endeavors!