(March 19, 2013) Unlike many graduating seniors, Brendan Gulick knows where he is going after college. An STAA client, Gulick is joining the Rockford Aviators Baseball Club as a Broadcasting and Media Relations Assistant.
The Aviators play in the independent Frontier League.
For Gulick, it’s a chance to work over 100 games during the summer, hone his media relations skills, and work alongside the Aviators Director of Broadcasting and Media and fellow STAA client Jacob Wise.
“I will be able to call three innings of play-by-play for all home games and select road games, as well as host the pre-game and post-game shows for every game this season,” says Gulick. “I’m thrilled to be calling baseball immediately after I graduate from John Carroll University. It’s a chance for me to leave Cleveland for the first time and grow my professional network.”
Gulick first learned of the opening through an email from STAA. “The application process was easy thanks to my STAA Talent Page. I had a phone interview in early March and accepted the position shortly thereafter.”
This is the second job Gulick has accepted since joining STAA 13 months ago. He spent last summer as a broadcasting and media intern for the Lorain County Ironmen.
In 2012, Gulick ranked as the 13th best collegiate sportscaster in the country in STAA’s annual All-America program. While at John Carroll University, he has broadcast Blue Streaks’ football, basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, volleyball and softball. He has also broadcast play-by-play for SportsTime Ohio.
“My play-by-play ability took an unquestionable and immediate turn for the better in January 2012 when I began using the countless resources STAA offers,” says Gulick. “As a graduating senior in college, I wish I would have begun using this service much earlier on. I constantly tell other broadcasters (both younger than me and far more experienced than me) about what STAA has to offer.”
It’s one thing to be connected with a professional who gives you feedback on your work, but what [STAA CEO Jon] Chelesnik offers is next-level. He has taken an interest in my career and has kept me focused on what I told him I want to achieve.”
“STAA seems to be constantly looking for new ways to gives clients a positive experience,” says Gulick. “I would not have achieved some of my short-term goals without Jon’s guidance and I will be a client for a long time to come.”
(Visit Brendan’s STAA Talent Page).