Amanda Abromson

I am currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst pursuing a dual degree in Sport Management and Communication.

Since a young age I have had a strong passion for sports. Growing up I played hockey, softball, basketball, and soccer. I continued my athletic career throughout high school; earning varsity letters, all-star/all-scholastic honors, and being named captain for both the varisty ice hockey and softball teams at Braintree High School (Massachusetts).

At UMass, I play hockey on the women's ice hockey team that is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Our team is considered a student-run organization, commonly called a "club". I serve on the executive board as the team's secretary and my primary responsibilities are fundraising and apparel inventory. As a club, we receive limited funding from the university, which makes fundraising a primary focus of mine and a crucial aspect of our team.

My objective as a student is to combine the knowledge I have acquired from both my education and my work experiences to succeed at the professional level. The majority of my studies involve the application of business principles to the sport industry. Both my role as secretary for the UMass Women's Hockey team and my client service internship at State Street Corporation have supplied me with the proper communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills necessary to excel at any level of business.

As an athlete, student, and businessperson, I firmly believe that working as a team is the most efficient way to conduct business. One of my favorite quotes is "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link". In simpler terms, every member of a team must be putting forth his or her best effort or the team will fall short of success. I have found this quote to be applicable to just about every facet of life including sports, education, and business.

Thus far, I can't complain. I have found success on the ice, in the classroom, and in the office. I have fully discovered my unyielding passion for sports and my fervent belief in teamwork. I intend to use my success and passion as fuel to further my professional career in the sports industry.