Minnesota Hockey Journal

December 2015

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MINNESOTAHOCKEYJOURNAL.COM // DECEMBER.2015 12 SUBMITTED PHOTO COMMUNICATIONS Jobs include: Public relations, broadcaster, reporter (print or online), social media coordinator Requirements: Minimum 4-year college degree BrIAN DeUTSCh Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Minnesota Hometown: Luverne Years in the Position: 3 Favorite Part: "Working in hockey, we are such a tight-knight group and it's something you really don't see in a lot of other businesses. I'm also big on the team aspect, so it's great to bring that to work every day, too." Word of Warning: "You have to be all in. You work a lot of weekends and a lot of "IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, YOU NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE." It's the ultimate career quote for those who are chasing after their passion, hoping to turn it into a full-fledged job. For many hockey players, it's about the dream to make a living playing in the National Hockey League. But what if that doesn't happen? "Kids who play hockey or have a passion for hockey think of just being a [professional] hockey player," said Carly Peters, who works with NHL players daily as the media relations coordinator for the Minnesota Wild. "But as they get to high school, they find that the statistics of actually becoming one really aren't there, so it's wonderful to have other career options that can still keep that passion for the sport alive." Peters is just one of the many Minnesotans living her hockey dream. We spoke with her and four other Minnesotans who are working their "dream jobs" and keeping the spirit of hockey alive in the workplace. FINDING A CAREER IN HOCKEY By JESSI PIERCE help WANTeD

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