(April 22, 2013) California has been called the Land of Opportunity. It is certainly that for STAA client Ben Horner. Horner is joining the broadcast team for Palm Springs Power baseball.
The Power plays in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League.
“I will be doing play-by-play and color commentary for the Power’s radio broadcasts,” says Horner. “There is also a media relations aspect to the job, so I’ll be writing releases, keeping stats, updating the team’s website and any other things I am asked to do.”
A senior at Northeastern University in Boston, Horner is excited to have a job to go to upon graduating in May. That’s not all he is looking forward to, though. “I’m also excited to spend some time in Southern California,” Horner smiles. “Living in the Northeast my whole life, it will be nice to see a new part of the country.”
An STAA client since October, Horner learned of the Palm Springs opportunity through an email from STAA. Coincidentally, he has a friend who has worked for the Power in fellow STAA client Jared Shafran. “After talking to him, I knew this was a great first opportunity for me and I made sure to jump at it,” says Horner.
“STAA has been very helpful in my job search. I didn’t apply to many positions before landing the job with the Power, partly because I didn’t see any that I thought were the right fit. But [STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik] helped me target my search to find the right opportunity, giving me the best chance of getting a job. Anytime I had questions or wanted feedback, he was always very responsive.”
(Visit Ben’s STAA Talent Page).