StubHub gives current and former NFL players exposure to hands-on business experience through the NFLPA’s Externship and Fellowship programs.
StubHub has teamed up with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to empower current and former players to realize their career goals after life on the field. As part of the NFLPA’s Externship program, Quincy Enunwa of the New York Jets, Ben Koyack of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and recent Super Bowl champion Josh Andrews of the Minnesota Vikings (formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles) will participate in a three-week immersive business experience program at StubHub’s headquarters in San Francisco. In addition to and separate from the NFLPA’s Externship program, StubHub announced they will pilot a year-long paid Fellowship program with the NFLPA later this year for transitioning NFL players evaluating their next career moves.
“We see both current and former NFL players as extremely valuable individuals”, said Scott Jablonski, StubHub’s General Manager of NFL, NBA & NHL. “They’re one-in-a-million successes who’ve dedicated their lives to achieving their on-the-field goals. StubHub sees this program not only as a valuable investment for our organization; in concert with the NFLPA, we look forward to providing value to the program participants and helping them find their next passions off-the-field.”
In its fifth year, the 2018 NFLPA Externship program pairs 41 athletes with 20 organizations that best fit participants’ interests and career development goals. As part of StubHub’s NFLPA Externship program, players will learn what it’s like to work in a fast-paced Silicon Valley business environment, tasked with solving a real-life business problem and presenting the solution to StubHub’s leadership upon completion of the program. Each player will be assigned a mentor and learn every aspect of StubHub’s business, from technology and finance to sitting in on customer service calls to helping fans find the perfect seats and tickets at StubHub’s Flagship ticket location in New York City.
“I chose StubHub for my NFLPA Externship program because I was looking for a company that blends sports, technology and customer experience,” said Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets wide receiver. “It’s important to expand my knowledge and explore opportunities outside of football, and I look forward to working with StubHub and the NFLPA to find my career path off the field.”
StubHub’s NFLPA Externship program kicks off Tuesday, February 20th at StubHub’s headquarters in San Francisco and will conclude on March 10th at StubHub’s Flagship ticket location in New York City, where players will deliver a seamless fan experience for NCAA’s Big East and ACC basketball tournaments.
StubHub and the NFLPA’s Fellowship initiative will be a separate program and will kick off later this year.