UNOH Sport Marketing Grad Makes it to the Big Leagues

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018

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UNOH Graduate Giuliano Montanez

Giuliano Montanez is currently living out his dream, working for the New York Yankees Organization in their Traveling and Player Services Department.  This dream became a reality following his graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio’s Sport Marketing and Management program in June of 2017.

Montanez first learned about the University of Northwestern Ohio when he was in high school, playing baseball at the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico.  Baseball recruiters from UNOH were in town visiting the Academy and spotted Montanez’s talent and offered him a scholarship to play baseball for the Racers while also obtaining a college education.  Montanez said it was an easy decision to join the Northwestern Family.

“Choosing UNOH was an obvious choice for me.  It had the major I wanted to study, Sport Marketing and Management, plus the instructors all had experience in the sport industry.  UNOH also had a great baseball program that’s getting better every year, new facilities, and a new turf field. This school had everything I needed as a student and as an athlete.”

Of his time at UNOH, Montanez said his best memory is being able to play Baseball for all four years of his college career. “I got to meet a lot of guys that shared the same goal as I did which was going out to the field and playing to the best of our abilities to try to win as many times as we could and to have fun while doing it.  I made great friendships that will last a lifetime.” 

But it wasn’t all baseball that led him to love being a Racer.  “I loved the small class sizes which gave me a more personal relationship with the professors.  I also liked having a library on campus with all of the resources I needed and having many student activities throughout the year.”

Montanez always had a passion for sports and being able to play on a collegiate team with the hope of turning baseball into a career following graduation is what kept him engaged and focused throughout his time at UNOH.  “Playing baseball for UNOH helped me realize where I wanted to work,” said Montanez. “I knew that I wanted to work in professional sports, and if it was professional baseball, even better.  Working in baseball would either mean playing professionally or being in the front office, and I decided that going for the front office job was a better choice for me.”

After graduation, Montanez saw a job opening for an assistant in the Traveling and Player Services Department for the New York Yankees organization.  He filled out an application and included his resume and cover letter that explained why he would be a good fit for the organization and landed the job.  “On my day-to-day duties during Spring Training I made sure that all the players for the Yankees had all their paperwork in order.  Some need passports renewed, others need Visas if they were coming to play from a different country. I also handled all of the travel arrangements such as team busses, hotel rooms, rental cars, flights, and schedules.  In addition, I helped translate from English to Spanish and Spanish to English for players that don’t speak English and staff members that didn't speak Spanish.”

Montanez said he thinks his career is going in the perfect direction.  Following Spring Training he hopes to get offered a full time position with either the Yankees or another Major League organization.  “I would highly recommend UNOH for students that want to pursue a career in Sport Marketing and Management.  UNOH offers a great program with internship opportunities that will help you find a career in the future. I finally got an opportunity in the industry of my dreams and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.  I believe UNOH has prepared me to achieve my goals. These upcoming years will be very exciting!”

Category: Business, Health, and Occupational Professions, Campus & Community

Keywords: Sport Marketing and Management, Yankees, Alumni

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Last updated: 04/12/2018