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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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Making The Situation Better

Making The Situation Better

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to start the semester off right. World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassadors sure are. We are so grateful for all the Olympic, Paralympic, elite and college athletes that have joined us for the Program Orientation Session last night, all eager to help at-risk

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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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Thank Bike-A-Thon, Baker & McKenzie!

Thank Bike-A-Thon, Baker & McKenzie!

We would like to thank bike-a-thon to our partner Baker & McKenzie for a kind donation of 12 bikes to our Athlete Ambassador Program. With Baker & McKenzie’s support, we are able to take a step further, and create the “Earn-A-Bike” initiative at Bernhard Moos Elementary School, the Athlete Ambassador School sitting on the new

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“The Force Behind the Force”

“The Force Behind the Force”

Earlier this year, in an effort to give back to those who “have borne the battle,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new nationwide initiative “Summer of Service,” with a focus on growing the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans and their communities. As part of its commitment to this initiative, World

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