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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Lone Star Sports Entertainment

Summer 2009 Site Review

Student: Economics Junior
Position: Intern

My internship with Lone Star Sports & Entertainment has been a hectic and educational one. Lone Star Sports & Entertainment is a company owned and operated by the Houston Texans. We are in charge of bringing in non football events to Reliant stadium. The crucial thing to know in this type of internship is that every day is different. There can be a set schedule for Tuesday and then something happens Monday at 5:15 p.m. and your entire schedule for Tuesday has changed. However in an average day I wake up at 7:00 a.m. It is crucial to eat a good breakfast because lunch time varies every day. The work day technically starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 5:30 p.m. The Texans participate in Tex-Flex time which allows you to come to work between 8:30 and 9:00, but that means you leave between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. The mornings would generally be a little slow. Everyone is working on their own individual assignments. Usually between 9:00 – 10:00 o’clock things start to pick up. Supervisors will begin to ask for projects to get finished. Projects can be literally anything. Past projects have been making binders of PowerPoint presentations, research, grass root marketing, setting up events, mailing packages or really anything that they could possibly need help with. While there were times that my work would seem unimportant, I knew that without my help my department would be flooded with extra work to do. While there was a lot of work to be done the experience I gained from this internship is priceless. I have begun to build bridges with people from work that hopefully will be able to help me later in life. I have grown as an individual and as an employee because of this opportunity. I was also able to get a better understanding of the professional sports industry.

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