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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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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: A Fine Regard for Rugby

Intern Perspectives: A Fine Regard for Rugby

For the second summer in a row, Rugby Illinois is continuing a partnership with World Sport Chicago to implement rugby at PlayStreets events. Americans view the sport of rugby as an anomaly. Many wonder, is it like soccer because kicking the ball is allowed? Or is it similar to football, because of its physical demands?

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

Since I have joined WSC in the summer of 2014, I have embraced this famous quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This American cultural anthropologist’s words have served as a great motivation and reminder that

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The Process of Success

The Process of Success

As the school year ends and my time at World Sport Chicago comes to a close, I begin to think about if what I did mattered. More specifically, does the program I work on make a difference? This begs me to ask the question, how can I measure success? I can point to a project

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Intern Perspectives: Ian Farr (Programming)

Over the past few months I have been working with World Sport Chicago as an intern, I have spent much of my time working with BAM-Sports, a program which on its face teaches young men how to box and play rugby. However, through the time I have spent with BAM-Sports, I have learned that it

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