Cory Eirich, '14
Major / Minor: Business Administration / Accounting
Organization: Daytona Cubs Professional Baseball Club
Job Title: Corporate Sales Manager
Why did you choose to go into your program of study?
Sales is something that has interested me since high school, so marketing came as a natural choice. As far as the accounting portion, I am very good with numbers, and it is something I can see myself possibly doing later in life.
When you began at UW-Green Bay, what did you expect for your future?
When I began at UWGB I had no idea what to expect for my future. I knew I wanted to do sales, but I also had interest in many other phases of the marketing field. The only thing I really expected was an education, and a job upon graduation.
Did you have a job/internship in your field while going to college that helped spark your interest?
Yes, I worked as a summer intern for Mattress firm, for northern Wisconsin. This was my first 100% sales job, and showed me this is something I would like to make a career out of.
What were you involved in while a student at UW-Green Bay?
I did not get involved in much more than intramurals, as I had a tight schedule most of my 2 years at the university.
Where are you currently employed? Please describe your position.
I am currently employed with the Daytona Cubs Professional Baseball Club, in Daytona Beach FL. We are the advanced single A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. I am the Corporate Sales Manager with the team. During the offseason, I do mostly sales calls and meetings with clients, and potential clients. During the season I am in charge of various community events, as well in game activities, and meet and greets. When we have an away game during the season, I will again be making sales calls, and making sure existing clients are happy, and getting what they were contracted.
How do you keep in contact with other alumni?
LinkedIn, text messages, Facebook, and the UWGB site.
What advice would you have for a student wanting to enter your field?
Push yourself, sports is not something that falls into your lap. When there are events around the nation go to them. The baseball winter meetings have the PBEO Job Fair. This is a must if working in sports is what you want to do. Know going in you wonâ€™t get rich right away, as it is definitely a pay your dues career path. Networking, Networking, Networking, the old saying can be very true here as whom you know is very important, which is another reason to attend the various events around the nation. Sales are a big part of the sports field, so be comfortable with that, and if this is something you really want to do be ok with relocating, as WI does not have many opportunities.
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