Alumni Spotlight: Working in the NFL with David Abbruzese

Alumni Spotlight: Working in the NFL with David Abbruzese


Working for the Dallas Cowboys is a huge deal. What was the process going from FAU and getting here? You know I kinda have to pinch myself coming into work every day and getting to work in this awesome brand-new facility But it was definitely a winding road getting all the way here FAU was tremendous and helping prepare me for The road ahead, and I just kind of had to be open and willing to take a chance so I have some more questions Thank you. Maybe you should take a seat, sounds good to me What were some of the resources that you had that some students can benefit from going into the real world. first and foremost the faculty that work in the MBA sport management program was the best resource that we had available to us the director does a tremendous job a hiring people that work in the industry full-time But B have tons of experience and knowledge That they can pass on to the students that they can in turn use for their careers And then also the vast network of alumni that Come from the MBA support management program is really second to none you have people that work in the NFL NBA NHL all sorts of collegiate athletics I mean the list goes on and on so that was also a tremendous resource just knowing it’s at your fingertips You can reach out to these alumni and then they can network on your behalf as well. It’s really tremendous It seems like so many of you are so successful Did you find it hard though to find a job once you graduate it? I wouldn’t say I found it hard, but I think you definitely to display a level of patience You know things aren’t always just gonna jump out at you really you have to differentiate yourself a lot of people have College degrees now so in order to differentiate yourself you have to be willing to go the extra mile you have to be willing to you know stay late and Stay open to opportunities where other people would say no you say yes And that’s gonna help you stand out and you just gotta you work hard and network We really have to put yourself out there, and you never know what? Impression is gonna be the one that gets you a job so just always Be professional and be mindful of the interactions that you have FAU in itself is so well situated because there’s so many opportunities For you to get internships or career employment in that area You know it’s really perfectly situated. You know it’s it’s a really great and uniquely positioned in that aspect

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