Nate Mulberg: Focused on Sports Broadcasting

Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center – English major Nate Mulberg ’14 is building a résumé focused on sports broadcasting experience he hopes will eventually lead to a position as the host of his own sports radio talk show.

Mulberg is the sports director and a talk show host for WRUR, and a sportswriter for the Campus Times. This fall he interned for a local sports radio show, and he has secured another related internship for this summer.

“Doing an internship gives you a taste of whether this is really something you want to do,” he says.

Working with Rochester radio host John DiTullio on 1280 WHTK this fall, Mulberg arranged weekly guests and managed the Twitter page during the show.

“I’d interact with fans,” he said. Mulberg would get the opportunity for on-air experience when DiTullio would turn to him and ask “What’s going on on Twitter, Nate?’”

He gained less tangible work experience when the station experienced a round of layoffs. Seeing first- hand the effect on the work environment and on his coworkers “was a valuable lesson,” he said.

Mulberg advises his peers to start looking for internships early, “There are so many opportunities, you just have to put in the work to find them.”

He says he used a network of professors and coaches including English Professor Curt Smith, Head Baseball Coach Joe Reina, and Head Golf Coach Dan Wesley to connect with DiTullio.

Once he’d made contact, he sent a résumé and then shadowed DiTullio for a day before being offered the internship.

Mulberg credits his Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Counselor Dale Leyburn with helping him focus his goals and write his résumé.

Mulberg says he is looking forward to interning at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia this summer, where he will interview professional players in the area and write articles for the website.

“It’s fun,” he says of the field. “It might not be the most lucrative, but you can make a living doing what you love.”

Article courtesy of the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and was originally published in the Career & Internship Digest.

Joe Eckert ’12: ‘Networking is most important’

Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center – “Networking gets your name out there,” says financial economics major Joe Eckert ’12. “And recognition means recruiters will be more likely to give you an interview.”

Seminars like “Basic Networking Tools and Techniques” and  “Advanced Networking Approaches for Linked-In and other Web-based Tools,” taught monthly in the Career Center, can teach students how to use tools such as the Rochester Career Advisory Network to find professionals in their fields of interest, and how to feel more comfortable approaching them.

Eckert says he might have spent a little too much time as an undergraduate worrying about which specific classes to take. “While they do look at your classes and your GPA, they really want to see that you are driven. It’s more interpersonal.”

He advises freshman to get involved in things that seem interesting to them. “Don’t do what you feel you should do, do what you want to do. If you do something you are passionate about and really like, that passion will show in an interview.”

Eckert says he started working with Career and Internship Center Counselor Emily Carpenter when he was a freshman. “She is amazing,” he says. They worked together to get his résumé started and on interviewing techniques, and she helped him land an unpaid internship at a broker-dealer in Pittsford, N.Y., that year.

He followed that with an internship at a small fixed-income research company in Connecticut the summer after his sophomore year. There he made contacts that helped lead to his interview for the J.P. Morgan Treasury and Securities Services Summer Analyst Program at the New York Recruitment Program this January.

“That summer internship was awesome,” Eckert said. “I learned a lot and met a lot of people.”  He was offered a full-time position on the last day of his internship, and he accepted right away.

Eckert plans to spend the summer in Europe after graduation, and then he’s off to work. He is excited about the next chapter and said, “I have wanted to move to New York City since I was a kid.”

Photo and Article courtesy of Kerrie Merz, Marketing, Communications, and Constituent Outreach Coordinator, Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center