UCFB media student Liam is going to be gaining sports industry experience at Football League level this season, after landing the role of social media intern at Cambridge United.

Liam Mullen, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting at our Wembley Campus, has gained the position at the League One club for the 2023-24 season.

When asked about his role at the club, he said: “I've been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work at Cambridge United as a social media intern, mostly part of the women's team.

“My role entails attending all games home and away, creating matchday graphics, interviewing and editing the video, regular match updates and some photography.

“It's exciting to be part of an EFL club but just as great to be part of the growth of the women's game and to help create exposure and recognition for the great team of players and staff they have.

“It's early days but the whole team have been extremely welcoming and I've been lucky enough to have some great experiences so far, particularly with the most recent match at Carrow Road.”

In addition to this experience, Liam will also work as a media assistant for Jacksonville Jaguars during their trip to the UK at the end of September.

Liam said: “Along with a few others, I will be responsible for accreditations for the pre-game media day at the Grove and game day at Wembley, as well as assisting the press team with conferences and making sure they understand the process of what is happening on the day.

“It's an amazing opportunity to be part of such a large-scale event and I couldn't be more thankful to Sarah Brookes for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team.”

When asked about his time at university and his studies so far, Liam said: “I found out about UCFB and after attending the open day I knew it was where I wanted to be. After one year, I know I've made the right decision and it is putting me on the right path to being successful in the industry.

“The lecturers are brilliant and are all very experienced and knowledgeable, and the experiences you gain are like no other. The skills and knowledge I've gained so far have been super helpful in shaping the way I think about content creation and have allowed me to transfer these skills over to my work at Cambridge and in other previous roles.

He finished: “My advice for young people wanting to get into the sports industry is to build connections and to take any opportunities or experiences that may come your way.

“I'll also forward advice that Guy McCrea gave us, and that's to note down any job opportunities that come up. Even if you aren't going to apply, write down the skill requirements so you have an understanding of what level you're at or the progress you're making towards a potential dream job.”

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