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Dynasty’s Fall 2008 Intern Class Has Been Selected

Dynasty Interns

The applicants that have been selected to fill positions in Dynasty’s Fall 2008 Intern Class have been notified.  Congratulations to Dynasty’s third internship class and its first Fall Class: Danielle Buntyon, Corey Rosen, Eli Klein, and Jason Sandler.

There are a few interesting facts about the names listed above.  For one, we said that Dynasty would only be taking three interns for this Fall period, which lasts four months.  Instead, we selected four.  Jason Sandler is a University of Florida student and I have decided to make a tradition of giving preference to my alma mater.  I did not want that to be a limiting consequence to our other applicants, though.  Jason will be able to work with me in-person to help further Dynasty’s development while the other interns work from their current locales.  Additionally, the ladies woke up and sent me applications.  Danielle was not our only female applicant, but definitely stood out from the pack.  We are thrilled to bring a female into the fold.

Here are some short bios on those chosen to enter the Dynasty family:

Danielle Buntyon has a very broad background in event coordination and marketing.  She has a Bachelors degree in Professional Studies, Sociological Marketing from the University of Memphis and just obtained her Masters of Science, Sports Management from Middle Tennessee State University.  She has already begun studying for next year’s NFLPA exam, as she wishes to become NFLPA certified for the 2010 NFL Draft.  In the past, Danielle has worked as a Graduate Assistant in the athletic marketing department at MTSU and served as an Assistant Director for the prestigious M-Club at the University of Memphis.

Corey Rosen also has experience working in his school’s athletic department.  He has grassroots marketing and in-game promotions experience and will continue working in the Corporate Sales division for the University of Maryland Athletics Association this coming year.  Corey is going into his Sophomore year at the University of Maryland, but has a thirst to become an integral part in Dynasty’s growth.  He is highly skilled in computers, experienced with web development and graphic design, and is familiar with Java and HTML.  As a company that places a strong emphasis on new media, branding, and reputation management, we believe that Corey is a perfect fit.

Eli Klein is going into his Senior year at Cornell University.  Like the two interns listed above, he too is a member of his Athletic Department.  Eli is a part of Cornell’s Sports Marketing Group and additionally serves as the Public Address Announcer for many of Cornell’s varsity sports.  He is on path to earn his Bachelors of Science degree in Communication with an Applied Economics and Management Minor, and a Law and Society concentration.  Eli has also made the Dean’s List four times at Cornell.  He is the Sports Director of a radio show in Ithica, NY and has interned at Fox News Channel in the past.

Jason Sandler is Dynasty’s first University of Florida intern.  He does not have the same sports background as Dynasty’s other interns, but has shown a strong desire to contribute to Dynasty’s success in any way possible.  Jason is entering his senior year with a 4.0 GPA in his major (Political Science).  He is a member of Golden Key and has a strong background in mass communication.

As Dynasty continues to grow, the intern classes have grown in size and the talent continues to impress all of us who listen in on the interviews and read all of the resumes.  Justin Herzig and Usama Mirza, Dynasty’s current interns who will be done with their four month journey at the end of this month, have expressed a strong desire to continue working with Dynasty in the future.  We are glad to continue our relationship with them, as they were excellent additions to the family this past summer.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this young and rising company.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.