It’s been a blur since I was asked to come up for an in-person interview at the University of Buffalo for a position within the Sports Information/Athletics department. Since accepting the position less than two weeks ago, there was a lot of things that had to happen logistically like buying a car, finding an apartment, and moving up to said apartment.
One of the benefits of living near Buffalo is being close to multiple family members. While it’s sad to move away from home and my home church, Hope Church, it’s exciting being close to relatives who I only usually see once a year. In addition, the area near my apartment and the UB campus itself are beautiful and scenic.
Two days in at my job and I’m already jumping in feet first and getting involved. With my first UB football game this weekend, it’s important to soak it all in and remember where things are for game day. The football team is coming off a big win and is now preparing to face Nevada in their second home game of the season.
When it comes to my job roles, my main role is being the media contact for cross country and track. This means that internal and external media requests go through me and i’m present at all interviews between the media and the players and/or coaches. Additionally, I help out as requested and work every home football game and basketball game.
Each day will be like other days, but at the same time I don’t do the same thing every day and that makes the job fun and interesting. One day I could be writing a press release about the XC team and the next day be designing a graphic in Photoshop. As my time at Buffalo progresses, my duties will also grow as well.
For now, that’s it as I head into day 3 of work at UB. As I spend more time within the Buffalo community, I look forward to making connections at both work, my apartment complex, and around town.