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Intern perspectives: What I Think I Learned

Intern perspectives: What I Think I Learned

As I near the end of my time working with World Sport Chicago and BAM-Sports, I wanted to take a moment of reflection and think about what the past ten weeks have given to me as a professional and a person. Without further ado, here is my Peter King style 10 things I Think I

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Mentoring Strategies in All Environments

Mentoring Strategies in All Environments

Something that I have always found interesting is the different ways I interact with others in different environments. When I am out to dinner with friends, I am often active and initiate conversation, but when in a meeting with a group at school or work, I usually am more reserved. As I thought through this

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Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

“Recently, there was a young man who graduated from college and decided to seek employment. He hoped to find a job somewhere away from his home town. He walked into the local bus station, approached the ticket counter and asked the clerk for a bus ticket. What do you suppose the ticket clerk asked the

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Why Be A BAM-Sports Mentor

Why Be A BAM-Sports Mentor

One of the first questions I asked when I began working with BAM-Sports was “why do the mentors do it?” While giving a year of service is certainly an admirable thing to do on its own, I knew that there was something deeper within the BAM-Sports mentors compelling them to serve – to give their

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Intern Perspectives: Working in New Environments

    As of last Thursday, I have visited each of the schools where World Sport Chicago runs BAM-Sports. It was great to see how engaged the BAM-Sports mentors are with their students and programs, and I think the program has the potential to be a huge success in reaching young people this school year.

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Intern Perspectives: Stairs and Elevators

I have now completed my first few weeks of working in an office. I have my own desk and my own laptop; I have to commute downtown every morning and complete productive work each day. It is a totally different life from my past two years of taking classes.  The routine of schoolwork had become

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Interning at a Nonprofit Organization: Sports Edition

Interning at a Nonprofit Organization: Sports Edition

About Me My name is Alex Rubin and I am a new intern here at World Sport Chicago. I am currently a junior at Northwestern University studying Learning and Organizational Change. While not in school, I enjoy playing on NUT, Northwestern’s Ultimate (Frisbee) Team, taking photos on the beach, and exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods. As

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Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Previously to working with World Sport Chicago, I had never held a position with a non-profit organization. Although I have worked in the sports industry, I did not know what this experience would entail. My time with World Sport Chicago is coming to a close, and my experience has taught me that I genuinely enjoy

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Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

In an earlier blog post this summer, I noted that seven seconds of moderate jump roping can burn one calorie for a 100 pound child. This number increases with weight. Any physical activity that causes an increase in heart rate will provide similar results. If a calorie is burned every several seconds with moderate exercise,

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Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

I would expect most people who willingly enter into a tryout will give it their all. I think this is a responsibility that comes with participation. If I agree to do something where I am being evaluated then I owe it to myself to avoid producing a lackluster effort, which would be a waste of

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