Hey all, I am currently a senior at MIT graduating this spring with a degree in Management Science with a concentration in Marketing. Through my experiences here at MIT, I have particularly enjoyed working with teams to develop creative ideas for innovative new products, using rapid prototyping to further explore the product ideas, and employing market research to assess the potential of such products. I have always believed in applying my academic pursuits to a field I am truly passionate about. With skiing being the greatest passion in my life, my aspiration is to work with a ski company in the areas of marketing, product development, and ski technology innovation, and I believe I can contribute greatly in these areas.
Over the past few weeks, I have contacted many ski companies with my resume and cover letter to seek full-time job opportunities within the areas of marketing and product development, but getting in contact with the right people has been quite difficult. If anyone might be able to refer me to appropriate people to contact, it would be greatly appreciated. I would also be happy to give you a copy of my cover letter and resume at any time. Thanks for all the help.
Its not always the best Idea to go straight in for a job like that right out of school, you would be alot better off if you got like say, 2 years or real work expereience with a company that is a big well know company with lots of marketing jobs. That would make you look a lot better to some of the skis companies.
Thanks, I appreciate the advice. I have spent a few summers working in marketing internships or in marketing research though and I am still open to such positions in companies with a more general scope. However, skiing is where my passion lies... so if given the opportunity, I would ideally like to work for a ski company right out of college.
I would check out the snowboard industry if I were you. They are way more open to young people and new ideas; Unless you plan on marketing skis like nascar. Or just start your own ski comapany, it's not that hard.
I have a very solid academic background that makes me qualified for these specific areas of work though, so I would not at all consider it as being 'just handed out' if I were to get such a job offer. I would love to move out west, but I cannot do so without a job offer lined up. I would consider moving out west and taking a job at another type of company while trying to get involved in the ski industry, but any job I would get probably would not allow the time for that. I went to Washington to interview with Microsoft in December and although it went well, they could tell that my interests lay elsewhere. In any case, jobs like that would allow me to move out west but not leave me the time to gain ski industry experience so it's kind of a tough call.