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LinkedIn Connection Challenge

Connection Challenge

Welcome to LinkedIn and the Herbst Academic Center LinkedIn group for student-athletes.  Now that you have started to build your LinkedIn profile, it’s time to start building your network.  The people you connect with fuels the power of this platform.

As you progress in your journey here at CU, you will meet all types of people including, teammates, coaches, instructors, alumni, and local community members and business leaders.  If you make a connection with them face-to-face, you will want to follow up immediately to add them to your LinkedIn network so you can continue to cultivate a professional relationship.

To help you get started building your network, we want to issue you a LinkedIn Connection Challenge.  This activity will familiarize you with the process of adding new people to your LinkedIn network.  If you need help completing this challenge you can contact me directly or ask your Academic Coordinator for assistance.

Follow the steps below to complete the Connection Challenge by Friday, August 14.  (Note:  DO NOT attempt this exercise until you have completed the first four steps in Building A Great Student Profile.)

  1. Connect with me. Corey Edwards LinkedIn Profile
  2. Connect with your Academic Coordinator.
  3. Connect with one of your Coaches.
  4. Connect with two of your teammates.
  5. Connect with two other incoming freshmen student-athletes who are not on your team.
  6. Connect with members of the First Year Program committee (a little more challenging).
    • Medford Moorer
    • David Callan
    • Christopher Bader
    • Katie Bason
    • Christopher Howlett

4 Ways Stadium Hospitality Technology Is Defending The Live Event

For those of you who attended my lecture last week on “The Interactive Fan Experience”, here is a timely article from TechCrunch, written by Bob Pascal of Centerplate. He talks about a few of the innovations we discussed in class and also writes about one we didn’t have time to get to. Near the end of the article he writes about drone technology and how it can improve the fan experience. Give it a read.


Editor’s note:Bob Pascal oversees the global business development, marketing and communications functions for event hospitality company Centerplate.

This year’s Super Bowl had 114.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV broadcast in history; television has clearly mastered the art of broadcasting sports games for the comfort of the living room.

While the high TV ratings across all sports are great, team owners are increasingly adapting to, and investing heavily in, creating the best possible game-day environments, so their in-stadium product continues to be as good or better than what Samsung, Sharp and Vizio provide in the living room.

This “golden age” of stadiumhospitality has now brought us bigger flat screen jumbotrons, field level swimming pools, fantasy football lounges and enhanced Wi-Fi networks, with more and more innovation coming in 2015 and beyond. These changes are making sure that game day at the stadium

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Applying to college is confusing. Straight up. Especially so when your only reference points are a copy of the Fiske Guide To Colleges and an over-booked guidance counselor., one of ten startups to present at the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) demo day yesterday in New York, is out to give more students access to low-cost, informative college counseling when they might otherwise have none. The startup launches a free version of its site today, with additional paid features coming in January.

As CEO and founder Jess Brondo pointed out, the average ratio of high schoolers to college counselors is 476 to 1. And that’s only among the 27% of high schools that have a dedicated college advisor. Brondo has been in the college advising game for a while, having been a private counselor and founded The Edge In College Prep, an online test prep company.

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