Hired! Education, in partnership with athletic departments, career services and faculty of educational institutions, is dedicated to enhancing the learning experience of today’s students while setting them on a pathway to professional success.
We know today’s work environment can be highly intimidating! Getting a job is a daunting task. But now, students have an opportunity to place themselves above the competition. How? By utilizing the knowledge and experiences of the professionals at Hired! Education.
Imagine the benefit students will have by getting the “inside” information needed to understand corporate culture and HOW to be fully prepared for the future. Hired! Education’s vast professional experiences and talents bring to students real world knowledge and skills needed to be best positioned for the global economy.
George Bodenheimer, Chairman Emeritus, ESPN
Kevin McGinnis, Commissioner, ECAC
Chris Berman, ESPN Personality
George Grande, Play-by-Play Voice, Cincinnati Reds
Chris LaPlaca, Senior Vice President, Communications, ESPN
Eric Swallow, Athletic Director, Southington High School,
Dr. Nwanmegha Young, Yale School of Medicine/Smilow Cancer Center
Sharon Braverman- Associate Dean of Business, Central Connecticut State University
Ed Bona, Manager, Economic Development, State of Connecticut
Davinna Hernandez, HeadSoftball Coach, Southington High School
Bob D’Angelo, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Trinity College, Business Consultant
Major William Miller, USAF (Ret.)
Rosa Gatti, Consultant and retired ESPN SVP Communications Counsel & Corporate Outreach
Michael Renwick, Athletic Director, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Mike Boissonneault, Sr Director, Technology Business Operations, ESPN
It gives me great pleasure to be a member of the Hired! Education Advisory Board. Joe Franco, Dave Gleason and Bob Sagendorf served ESPN well during their careers and now, with the addition of Mike Gannon, bring to students and young professionals the very same passion, dedication and direction that made them successful. When partnered with Hired! Education, educational institutions can be assured students will have their knowledge and skills honed for success and are prepared for the future as well as being positioned to compete in the global economy.
One of the great joys of my career revolves around the times we have spent meeting and mentoring high school and college students interested in broadcasting as a career.
You usually meet a unique few who are prepared, and driven, to be the best. After those select few lies the vast majority of young men and women who may have the desire and ability, but lack confidence, a game plan, direction and support to take their aspirations to the highest level. Well now those students have the vehicle to help them maximize their chances for success with HIRED! Education.
Joe Franco, Dave Gleason, Bob Sagendorf and Mike Gannon have put together a winning formula that affords young people the access to all the tools needed to be a success in whatever they decide to do. These are successful, hard working, highly principled and dedicated men who have come up with a wonderful program to help our young people achieve their goals!
Hired Education came to Southington High School and gave an enlightening presentation to student-athletes to share with them aspects of leadership, character building, career development focusing on speaking, listening skills, as well as appearance/eye contact. I would recommend this service to all prospective students as they transition from high school to college.
When I was asked to become part of the Hired Education team it was truly an honor. Our entire team brings knowledge, experience, and expertise from many different angles. When I was younger I was lost. I had many ideas, but no direction as far as my career went. I was lucky enough to have the support of my parents, but times change, the economy changes, and qualifications for college, sports, and jobs have skyrocketed. When I sought out colleges and potential Division I softball teams to play for, Hired Education would have been ideal to lead me towards the pathway of professional success, beyond being a Division I athlete. My parents and I went into this process blindly as most other students do. Therefore, I had a lot of learning to do along the way as I went on to become a student-athlete at UMASS Amherst. I had a debilitating fear of public speaking and interviewing. This is something many of us can relate to. Hired Education not only prepares students for theses situations, but the team also serves as professional mentors. I have seen too many friends and teammates whose lives changed dramatically after making poor decisions pertaining to their sport or future. This opportunity allows us help you be successful by learning from our failures and bumps in the road, not yours!
I was a college student in Robert Sagendorf ‘s journalism class and the knowledge and wisdom about not only writing but also media to this day has helped me with my career in Communications after graduating Briarwood College, including working for a local newspaper. I’ve applied the lessons and skills I’ve learned through Mr. Sagendorf through every career opportunity including my position for over 2 years as a leasing agent where communication is key every single day.
I know you meet thousands of students each year, but I sent you my resume and it still blows me away that you took time from your busy schedule to help me. I never did thank you for all of your help. It was because of that symposium at ASU that I was able to successfully represent all of my experience on my resume, and ultimately land me a position with the Philadelphia 76ers.