Sales with the Grand Rapids Drive

Rick

Sales with the Grand Rapids Drive

Experience Information

Employer: Grand Rapids Drive
Job Title: Group Sales
Major: Sports Management
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: Yes
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

The Grand Rapids Drive is the NBA G League Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. The team's inaugural season of play was the NBA D-League's 2014-2015 season. The NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the leagueýs research and development laboratory.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

A full time job that included: 1. Finding and gathering prospects interested in Drive basketball 2. Setting meetings with prospects and telling them more about the different plans and packages the Drive has to offer 3. Sponsorship Activation 4. Arranging Away team Travel while visiting Grand Rapids 5. Organizing Non-profit Donations 6. Community outreach and Events

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I gained many skills through my experience with Grand Rapids Drive that I will be able to use in my future endeavors. I learned how to Prospect, Client relations, Activation for sponsors, Time management, and much more.

Favorite Part of the Experience

Co-workers

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Given me a passion for Sport Sales and that this is what I want to do in the future.

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