Sought after speaker advises on everything from internships to facebook
“What sells you is your skill.” ~ Tyler Tumminia
Members of the campus community joined Tyler Tumminia, senior vice president with the Goldklang Group, on January 17 in Evans Hall for an informative and engaging Sport and Recreation Management program lecture. Ms. Tumminia led a relatable discussion with students, including a lengthy question and answer session regarding life after college. Ms. Tumminia stressed the importance of internships before graduating by sharing how her own experience with an internship opened the door to her career in minor league baseball. She encouraged students of all majors that internships are an excellent way to integrate into a company, adding she especially likes to hire interns.
During the question and answer session, she discussed issues regarding personal social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter and how they can have a serious effect on a person’s professional reputation, suggestions to make a resume stand out, and best practices for using personal creativity and motivation to sell oneself to potential employers. Ms. Tumminia gave students an entertaining glimpse into the sports industry and the professional world overall, providing students with specific expectations and advice for entering the workforce.
The Goldklang Group is a minor league baseball ownership consortium that currently owns and manages five baseball clubs in multiple U.S. markets, and Ms. Tumminia is responsible for their communication efforts including marketing, sponsorship, and promotional operations.