My name is Aaron Polevoi and I am a senior who will be graduating in May here at WSU with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in sport management.
Sports have always been a big part of my life, whether I be playing or watching, and I want to spend my career working in some aspect of sports communication. Ideally, I’d like to work as a sports reporter at a TV news station OR as a beat writer for a newspaper covering a professional or collegiate team.
I feel that I have taken the appropriate steps to attain that goal once I graduate. Last summer I lived in Orlando, Florida, and was a journalism intern for the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Living in Orlando was an incredible experience and getting to spend everyday at the ballpark writing feature stories and game recaps made it the best summer of my life. I also have a strong interest in sports broadcasting; for the past seven semesters I have been a part of the KUGR Sports Broadcasting department here on campus, broadcasting Cougar football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball games. In March I will be going to Las Vegas with KUGR to cover the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, which I’m really excited for.
I’m looking forward to this semester in Sport Management 379 since sports media and communication is exactly what I’m planning on doing for a career.