Meyrav Levy ’17 was hired for an internship this fall by the Select Sports Group, a sports agency in Houston, in its public relations sector. After a couple accomplished months of researching and communicating with clients, Select Sports Group has already offered to extend her internship into the spring.
Levy, now pursuing a career in the field of sport public relations, has enjoyed observing the agency side of the sports industry through her work.
“I wanted to work for SSG because of the public relations position they were looking for,” Levy said. “I had done a media/press box position as a volunteer with the CONCACAF Gold Cup over the summer and loved the media aspect, so I figured PR would be the next logical step to try. This internship has been a perfect fit for what I want to go into in the future.”
Levy’s wide array of duties includes: researching and updating client bios; researching and organizing media contacts; writing story pitches and media alerts; researching events like Super Bowl 50, the Pro Bowl, and the NBA All-Star game; and helping with media relations, promotions, and logistics of charitable events. She has worked on the charity engagements of Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (whose charity is Catches for Kids), New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh (Shriner’s Children’s Hospital), and Andrew Williams (Get Schooled). Through her work, she has also met Major Wright and Antwan Goodley, and contacted Rice alum Chris Boswell.
With all the responsibilities she has tackled, her biggest takeaway from the semester is the necessity of time management.
“I've learned that prioritization is key,” Levy said. “There are daily tasks that I do, but many are long-term projects, so it's really important to be able to do what is most pressing as soon as possible, especially when you get calls from the bosses to find something in a time crunch.”
Levy becomes the seventh Rice Sport Management student to intern with the Select Sports Group. The other include: Scott Lonergan (2006), Sparky Frost (2007), Megan Zimring (2007), Tiondra Wright (2009), Ali Pineiro (2014), and Becca Koval (2015).
Travis Guzzardo ’16, from New York, NY, is majoring in Mathematics and Sport Management.