Rowland School of Business

Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management 2017 Grad Working for the NBA's Orlando Magic

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pictured is SAEM alumna Dana Drewniak, ticket sales representative for Orlando Magic. | Photo by Rachel Maddox

Meet Dana Drewniak

Job title: Ticket Sales Representative
Employer: Orlando Magic
Degree earned: Bachelor of Science in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
Graduated: Spring 2017
College activities: SAEM Club
Scholarships from Point Park: Vice Presidential and Rowland School of Business departmental
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
High school: Kenston High School
Now living in: Orlando, Fla.
Hobbies/interests: Music and attending as many concerts as possible!
LinkedIn: Dana Drewniak

"When Dana came to Orlando for her interview she showed she was super eager, coachable and self motivated. She has a goal to be a successful corporate professional and you can tell she is willing to put in the work to make that happen."

-- Gary Mata, Ticket Sales Manager, Orlando Magic

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"I do not think I could have landed a job with the NBA without Point Park … Point Park University has the best faculty hands down."

-- Dana Drewniak

How did your SAEM degree help you land a position with the Orlando Magic?

I do not think I could have landed a job with the NBA without Point Park. I loved that I was able to get to know all of my professors in the SAEM program on a personal level. They helped me so much along the way. I truly felt that they wanted to see me succeed in my career and that meant so much to me.

What inspired you to pursue a career in the sports field?

I originally intended to work in live music/entertainment management. However, during freshman year SAEM majors are required to do a job shadow assignment and I did mine with the Cleveland Cavaliers. I absolutely fell in love with the energy there so that's why I transitioned my career focus from music to sports management.

How did Point Park’s faculty impact you?

Point Park University has the best faculty hands down, especially in the SAEM department! I loved that the faculty made an effort to get to know me well and help me apply for jobs.

What are your career goals?

I hope to one day be the director of corporate sponsorship for the Orlando Magic! 

Final thoughts? 

I cannot praise or thank enough the SAEM professors for their help and support! I feel so thankful to have landed a position with a professional NBA team right out of college. The Magic are an incredible organization that treats their employees so well. I truly am so lucky!


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