Building a winning career, from sports field to career field

Join an expert panel to learn all about career paths in athletics—and how student athletes can translate skills honed on the playing field into the professional field. Whether you aspire to build a career in the world of pro sports or simply want to bring an athlete’s mindset to your career path in a different industry, you’ll find valuable tips for scoring your dream job during this free virtual session.

Tim Drakeley
Vice President, Client Services, AlphaSights
Tim went to Bowdoin College where he majored in Government & Legal Studies, minored in Economics, and played on the Varsity Football team for four years. He joined AlphaSights in July 2017 and currently serves as a Vice President on the Client Services team working with one of their largest consulting accounts.

Katie Kelly
Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Boston Red Sox
Katie Kelly graduated from Providence College in 2015 where she majored in Marketing. She continues to be a huge Friar fan as a season ticket holder for the men’s basketball team with her husband who is also a Friar. Katie joined Bain & Company in 2016 and worked as an assistant and then on the campus recruiting team until 2022. In 2022, Katie joined the Boston Red Sox as the Talent Acquisition Specialist and has been on the People & Culture team for the last two years.

Maleah Pearson
Lifestyle Content Producer, Minnesota Vikings
As a Lifestyle Content Producer with the Minnesota Vikings, Maleah Pearson creates video content outside of the team’s on-field performances in order to engage with new demographics of fans. Prior to joining her home-state Vikings, Maleah worked in social media for the New Orleans Saints & Pelicans. As a former D1 athlete, she’s seen multiple perspectives of the sports industry and uses that experience to excel as a creator in the NFL.

Jordyn Elliott (Moderator)
Sr. Communications Strategist, POV Agency
Jordyn Elliott is a senior communications strategist at POV Agency who aims to bring an authentic, empathic, and innovative approach to the agency world. With a background in marketing and corporate communications, Jordyn’s toolset consists of media outreach, social media copywriting, awards and events strategy, influencer activation, and project management and execution.

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