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Phillies #CollegeSeries Business of Sport Media Night

Event Details

  • Learn from Phillies and NBC Sports Philadelphia executives involved in the business of sports media during a moderated question and answer session in the Phillies Media Room. Panelists will discuss the partnership between the Phillies and NBC Sports Philadelphia, provide excellent insight into their areas of business, and share career experience and advice. Speakers include: Michael Harris, Vice President, Marketing & New Media, The Phillies; Cynthia Weiss, Vice President, Marketing, NBC Sports Philadelphia; Rob MacPherson, Director, Corporate Partnerships, The Phillies; and Michael O'Connor, Senior Account Executive, NBC Sports Philadelphia. Moderator: Gregg Murphy, Phillies Broadcaster.
  • Hear from a Phillies player about his college and major league experience.
  • Practice networking with Phillies executives and other special guests - including 1983 National League MVP Gary "Sarge" Matthews - during a Phillies Networking Hour. Meet informally with front office personnel from various departments, as well as those who spearhead the Phillies intern and Phillies Ballgirls programs.  Attendees are invited to bring their resumes. 
  • Take #Selfies with the 2008 & 1980 World Series Trophies.
  • Watch that night's Phillies-Reds game from Section 241-245 (a ticket value of $30). Ticket price includes $12 worth of concession and merchandise credit.

Additional Details

  • Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and features a Networking Hour and #selfies with the World Series Trophies until 5 p.m.
  • The panel portion of the program officially starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Phillies-Reds game at 7:05 p.m.
  • The event is limited to 200 students. Interested professors, recent graduates, and parents of students are welcome to attend.
  • Dress is casual to business casual.
  • Students are urged to ask questions throughout the program, as well as in advance, to @Phillies using #CollegeSeries
  • Cost: $30. Includes (in addition to the above networking and panel) a game ticket sections 241-245 ($30 value), as well as $12 worth of concession credit that can be redeemed throughout the ballpark for food, beverage and/or merchandise.
  • First time Uber riders attending #CollegeSeries events: Enjoy $15 off your first Uber ride! Use code PHILSCOLLEGESUMMIT (valid in US only, new users only, expires 9/21/18).

2018 Spring Semester

Mon., April 9 vs. Reds - Phillies #CollegeSeries Business of Sport Media Night for business, marketing, advertising, sport management & communications/journalism/broadcasting students, as well as those involved with athletics

SOLD OUT - Tues., April 10 vs. Reds - Phillies #CollegeSeries Baseball Analytics Night for business intelligence/analytics, economics, MIS/information technology/computer science, marketing, business & sport management students

SOLD OUT - Wed., April 11 vs. Reds - Phillies #CollegeSeries Stadium Security Partnerships Night for sport/facilities management & law enforcement/criminal justice students

Thurs., April 19 vs. Pirates - Phillies #CollegeSeries Finance Night for accounting, finance, business & sport management students

Speaker Bios

Gary Matthews Sr. - Phillies Ambassador & 1983 National League MVP

Michael Harris - Vice President, Marketing & New Media, The Phillies

Rob MacPherson - Director, Corporate Partnerships, The Phillies

Michael, O'Connor - Senior Account Executive, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Cynthia Weiss - Vice President, Marketing, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Gregg Murphy - Phillies Broadcaster