​​​​Browns Edge Career Development Summit 

Cleveland Browns executives speaking to University of Findlay students at the 2016 career development summitLearn from the most progressive front office in professional sports as executives from the Cleveland Browns visit the University of Findlay campus to share their experience, expertise, and networks with UF students.

During the Cleveland Browns Edge Career Development Summit, you will:

  • Hear from leaders of the Cleveland Browns Corporate Offices on how their 'Play like a Brown' attitude has shaped their careers.
  • Get real-world tips on how to impress hiring managers during an interview and learn what not to say that could close the door on landing the perfect internship or job.​​
  • Network with executives from the Cleveland Browns.

2018 Browns Edge Spring Breakout

March 28, 2018

12:30 - 3:45 p.m.


Location: Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room 

12:30 - 12:35 p.m. -   Welcome by Dr. Fell, President of the University of Findlay

12:35 - 1:05 p.m. - Keynote Speech with Bob Sivik, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services and Bridget Kakos, Director of Corporate Partnerships 

Topic: Learn how the University of Findlay and the Cleveland Browns have an exclusive partnership that provides experiential learning opportunities to students. Hear about the career backgrounds of the speakers and what it takes to be successful in a billion dollar organization.

1:05 - 1:15 p.m. - Break​

1:15 - 2:20 p.m. - Break Out Sessions (students choose 2) | Session 1 is 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. and Session 2 is 1:50 - 2:20 p.m.

Wellness in the Workplace with Dee Vega

Topic: Learn how wellness affects everyone in the workplace and not just the Browns' players. Hear how Dee creates customized workout plans for each employee. Learn more about Dee's career path and background. This breakout session is geared toward those interested in strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, nursing, and more.​

​Evolution of Communications in Sports with Rob McBurnett

Topic: Learn about the business and sports side of PR and communications. Hear about the risks and rewards of using social media in business. Learn about Rob's career journey and background. This breakout session is geared towards those interested in communication, public relations, journalism, marketing, management, sport and event management, sales, event planning, and more.​

Making an Impact Off the Field

Topic: Learn about the players and team causes and initiatives. Learn how and why you should get involved in giving back. Hear about what it is like to work for a non-profit. This session is geared toward all students of any major.

Data and Analytics
Topic: Learn how the Browns gather and analyze data to make decisions on how to provide the best experience for their fans on game day. This session is geared towards students interested in marketing, statistics, business, sport and event management, finance, accounting, computer science, sales, and more.​

2:20 - 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion With Current and Past Browns Interns led by Corey Kinder and Lindsay Strauch

Topic: Corey and Lindsay will discuss the internship opportunities at the Browns for University of Findlay students and how the Browns Edge Partnership gives students a unique advantage and opportunity. Corey and Lindsay will emcee the panel discussion with Paige McCort, Jacob Hanzlik, Jordan Garcia, Haley Gray, Colin Emert, and more.
3:15 - 3:40 p.m. - Building and Leveraging Your Network

3:40 - 3:45 p.m. - Conclude/Wrap-up 
​​Drawing for prizes

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Come prepared for a job interview, with resume in hand. You never know when you will meet the person who will open the doors to your dream job!

For more information, please contact Michelle Metcalf at 419-434-5940 or metcalf@findlay.edu.

To learn about the 2017 Browns Summit, click here. Photos from the event are available to view in UF's Flickr Album.