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Janejira Mercedes Srilamsingha

Janejira Mercedes Srilamsingha

Janejira Mercedes Srilamsingha

Internship Site: Andy Frain Services

Title: Sports and entertainment operations intern

Duties: Assist event manager in daily functions, Prepare for weekly events and games, Schedule and communicate with game day staff, Support to office administrators

Why do you want to work in sports? Sports has developed me into the person that I am today.  Sports has such impact in society that people do not notice; it brings the community together, develops character in children and teaches them teamwork.

What is your dream job? Event coordinator for events that impact society in a positive way.

What are the skills you are most proud about? Very detailed oriented, great leadership and teamwork ability, as well as great organizational skills.

LinkedIn Account: Mercedes Srilamsingha

Career Mission Statement: Using sports and events to help kids develop into young adults by promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Favorite Sport/Team/Athlete: Dance is my favorite sport, but I love watching all UofH Cougars sports teams.

Favorite UH Sport Admin Class: Sport Administration

Favorite Book: The Outsiders

Quote that defines you: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

Interesting Skill(s): Proficient in the Thai language and I can dance.

Personal Values: Perseverance, accountability, honesty, and happiness.

David Perez

David Perez

David Perez

Internship Site: Houston Sports Park

Title: Operations Intern

Duties: Assist with day to day operational planning and execution of rentals, events, and tournaments.

Why do you want to work in sports? The reason why I want to work in sports it’s because it gives me a high level of comfort and satisfaction.

What is your dream job? To work operations and events at a major sporting facility.

What are the skills you are most proud about? My work ethic, hands on skills, and the ability to use my time wisely to complete the task.

Career Mission Statement: To be a successful person in sports operations where I can utilize my potential and abilities to achieve the organizational objectives and grab hold of the opportunities for professional development.

Favorite Sport/Team/Athlete: Soccer/Guadalajara Chivas/Gianluigi Buffon

Favorite UH Sport Admin Class: Sports Law

Favorite Book: Silver Linings Playbook

Quote that defines you: “Just be yourself, there is no one better.”

Interesting Skill(s): I have great goalkeeping skills when playing soccer.

Personal Values: Respect, Honesty, Trust, Teamwork

Phillip M. Williams

Phillip M. Williams

Phillip M. Williams

Internship Site: Houston Baptist University Athletics

Title: Media Relations intern


  • Assist with coverage of assigned sports
  • Maintain the athletic website and social media platforms
  • Compile and report statistics to NCAA and SouthIand Conference
  • Aid in the setup for home sporting events
  • lnteract with various media outlets

Why do you want to work in sports? Sport can bestow a positive change in people and I want to contribute to that experience in my own unique way.

What is your dream job? General Manager of a National Basketball Association franchise or to work for the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace

What are the skills you are most proud about? The ability to communicate and empathize with others. In my opinion, the best way to understand a person′s viewpoint is to take the time out to understand who they are. That helps create better teams and better teams are more productive.

Career Mission Statement: My mission is to connect the concepts of culture and management together within the discipline of sport administration by implementing creative solutions to achieve extraordinary aspirations.

Favorite Sport/Team/Athlete: Muhammad Ali

Favorite UH Sport Admin Class: Legal and EthicaI Aspects of Sport

Favorite Book: The Art of Happiness by the 14th Dalai Lama

Quote that defines you: "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."- Sydney J. Harris

Interesting Skill(s): l’m currently in the process of learning Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. I’ve always wanted to learn a foreign language because of how international the concept of sport truly is.

Personal Values: l vaIue dynamism and inquisitiveness in a potential career path. Having the ability to encounter an organization with those values would, in my opinion, increase the
professionalism of that organization.