Seven USM Business students are among the 50 finalists in the XFINITY Next Sports Media Star contest to win a job as a social media reporter for XFINITY/Comcast Sports! To give our students the most support—and the best chance at winning—we’re asking our USM faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community to vote now and vote often.
Our USM Finalists:
“I was born and raised in New England. So yeah, I know a thing or two about sports.”
Vote for Renee!
“Being from Maine, an opportunity for a job like this doesn’t come up very often. Just like the opportunity to play sports year round is affected by our crazy and unpredictable weather. But that’s never stopped me or my friends from going out and being active, whatever the conditions.”
Vote for Nate!
“I am first and foremost a sports fan. I know what it’s like to want to talk about sports. I know what a fan wants to engage [in] and get interactive about.”
Vote for Kelly!
“I am passionate about sports. I have the experience in social media marketing, and I bring enthusiasm to everything I do.”
Vote for Abby!
“It takes a lot to be able to follow, understand, and report upon all these sports in social media outlets.“
Vote for Blain!
“As you can see, all I really care about is social media and nothing else.”
Vote for Kevin!
“I know a lot about social media, and EVERYTHING about sports.”
Vote for Brendan!
As a required class assignment, each student completed a short video describing why he or she should be the next sports social media star. But what started as an assignment can turn into an amazing opportunity. The top five finalists will be sent to a live sporting event for a final job audition, and the grand prize is a yearlong job for XFINITY/Comcast Sports.
Check out the XINFINITY Facebook page to view each student’s short video and to vote online. Voting will close February 19. Let’s help our USM students with their professional development: