Next up: Shane!
Name: Shane Berliner
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
College and major/degree(s): Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Major: Sport and Recreation Management, (Graduation Date: May 2010, Degree Will Be: Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management)
Hobbies: Watching/playing sports, listening to music, hanging out, eating, reading/memorizing song lyrics
Likes: Mixed martial arts, classic rock, sarcasm, helping others
Dislikes: The New England Patriots, talking about myself
Favorite Baseball Team: New York Mets
Favorite Baseball Player of all-time: Albert Pujols
Favorite play in a baseball game: Kirk Gibson’s Game-Winning Home Run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series
Favorite Sports Movie of all-time: The Sandlot
Favorite Sports Quote: Tie between Jim Valvano’s “Don’t give up…don’t ever give up!” speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards and “Eleven seconds, you’ve got ten seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles?
YES!” – Al Michaels, “The Miracle On Ice” (1980 Winter Olympics Hockey Semifinal, U.S.A. vs. USSR)
Best sports moment as a fan or a player: Watching the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII
Thing you like most about sports: Sports, whether watching or playing, are a great way to relax and enjoy yourself. Also, anything can happen in a given sports game – the elements of suspense and surprise are both huge factors within sports.
Why do you want to work in sports?: I have grown up my whole life watching and playing sports and it is one of the fastest-growing and constantly changing industries.
What do you want to get out of your internship with the Redbirds?: I obviously hope to learn more about my specific field, Stadium Operations, but also how to function on a fast-paced working environment where you must also be quick on your feet.
What does your specific internship entail?: My job functions include creating and maintaining a clean, safe and fun ballpark for all customers, all facets of employee supervision, including ballpark security, janitorial services, in-game custodians and overnight clean-up, and assisting in the coordination of all aspects of ballpark rentals – concerts, college games, city championships, etc., among other things.
CareerAspirations: I don’t have any specific career aspirations – I just want to be working at a job that I enjoy going to each morning and one that will help me support my family
Three things you cannot live without: Cell phone, computer, and music
If you were a beverage, what kind of beverage would you be?: Arizona Arnold Palmer Lite Half and Half because it’s half lemonade, half iced tea and it combines the best of both worlds
Theme song to your life: ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ by Joe Cocker
What is the background on your cell phone?: Exterior Background: Picture of me dressed up as a Blue Man from Halloween, Interior Background: Solo Cups in the shape of the Temple ‘T’