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  1. 1. BMGT 204 :: Sales Strategies and Techniques About Me Profile and Job Submission 25 points | Due Sunday, February 9 by 8:00 pm Now that you have developed a LinkedIn profile and have begin building your personal brand on the web, its time to continue that journey by learning additional methods for building your brand and standing out from the competition. A great way to do this is by building an About Me page. Not only is it a great way to showcase your personal brand, but it “optimizes” you as recruiters begin to search for you after you apply for jobs. You can also use your About Me page as a quick link to send to others so they can learn more about you. ! Part 1 - Build an About Me Page: o Visit: http://about.me/people/popular for some inspiration and world class pages o Visit http://about.me/clovett to see my example page o Visit https://about.me/ and get started o Your profile should include at minimum: o o Summary/Bio o ! ! ! ! Picture (Be creative and have fun) Links to Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc)
  2. 2. Part 2- Apply for a job: Part two is going to simulate a real life job search. You are going to apply to a real job, and include the following: • Email to c.lovett@pointpark.com that includes • Cover letter customized to job description (Contact should be Human Resource Manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods) attached in PDF format • Resume customized to job description in PDF format • Short intro email expressing your interest and describing attachments • Links to your about me page and LinkedIn inside of your email ! Top submissions will be forwarded directly to contacts at Dick’s Sporting Goods for consideration. ! Job Description: Undergraduate Internship DICK'S Sporting Goods - Pittsburgh, PA Our 12-week summer internship program is offered to students between their junior and senior years and is located at our Store Support Center in Pittsburgh, PA. ! Start Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 End Date : Friday, August 8, 2014 Location: Pittsburgh, PA ! At DICK’S Sporting Goods, interns have the opportunity to work with and learn from the leaders of a Fortune 500 company recognized by Fortune Magazine as “Retail’s Rising Star”. DSG is a company committed to building ethical, professional and collaborative relationships with customers, associates and vendor partners. !
  3. 3. During the 12-week summer experience, interns will take on meaningful work assignments and make tangible contributions to the organization’s success. Interns are assigned to one position within Merchandising – primarily Buying or Merchandise Analysis. Within those functions, interns are placed in a specific department. Past interns have worked in areas including Nike Apparel, Golf, Footwear, Outdoor Lifestyle, NCAA Licensing and more! The program also offers the potential to work in other categories, such as Finance, IT, eCommerce and Supply Chain. This structured and well-organized program provides on-the-job training, classroom instruction, cross-functional departmental exposure and an end-of-program project presentation. ! Interns also participate in professional development workshops designed to increase their knowledge of the company and the retail industry, as well as develop their business acumen and office professionalism. Extensive exposure to senior leadership and attending a private lunch with our Chief Executive Officer are just a few of the vast networking opportunities interns gain throughout the summer. Additionally, DSG provides interns many chances to interact, “live the brand” and experience some summer fun outside the office through sporting events, social activities and networking nights. Fully furnished summer housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Metro Pittsburgh area. ! Areas of Placement: Buying : Each intern will be placed with a Buyer in a particular category of the business (ex. Golf, Camping, etc.) to carry out the basic responsibilities of an introductory buying role. During this time, he/she will communicate with vendors, determine products to carry in store, analyze the space and flow of those products, as well as work with cross-functional teams (ex. Advertising, Space Planning, Pricing, etc.) to execute the sale of those goods. Allocations & Replenishment: Spending the summer with a Merchandise Analyst educates interns on the shipment and flow of goods in and out of DICK’S Sporting Goods stores. During this time, interns will gain hands-on experience in the analytical systems that keep our stores in stock on a daily basis. Additional positions: Many other areas of the company support and interact with merchandising. These departments may be available for placement based on business need (Finance, IT, eCommerce, Supply Chain, etc.). ! ! ! !
  4. 4. Some of your experiences will include: ! • An orientation to introduce you to the company, Pittsburgh, the program and your classmates • Working with associates who are experts in their area of business • Attending various workshops to enhance your business acumen and computer skills • Participation in intern only presentations and Q&A sessions with senior leadership throughout the summer • A variety of social and networking opportunities with your fellow DICK’S Sporting Goods associates • Watching a Pittsburgh Pirates game from the DICK’S Sporting Goods suite at PNC Park • Working a 40 hour work week, Monday – Friday ! Skills we are looking for: ! • A competitive spirit with a passion for results • Demonstrated leadership skills • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills • Organization and planning abilities • A dynamic communication style with an interpersonal savvy to clearly and effectively communicate with a wide range of diverse people • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment ! We look for potential candidates with: ! A GPA of 3.2 or higher • Graduation date of December 2014 or Spring 2015 • A major in Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain or other related business major • Strong proficiency in Excel • An ability to relocate to the Pittsburgh, PA area for the summer
  5. 5. ! Full-time opportunities in 2015: Successful interns will be offered a full-time position upon graduation. ! ! ! Overview of DICK’S Sporting Goods: DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns Golf Galaxy, Inc., a multi-channel golf specialty retailer, True Runner, a new running store bringing runners the best in footwear, apparel, accessories and service, e-commerce websites and catalog operations. In addition, the first Field & Stream, an outdoor specialty store, opened August of 2013. For more information on DICK’S Sporting Goods please visit our Investor Relations page. !