UNOH students work Super Bowl

LIMA — Will Roberson is going to the Super Bowl. You won’t see him on the field with a jersey or a clipboard. But he will be among the throng of staff it takes to put on football’s biggest show.

As an intern at the Super Bowl, he will have a range of responsibilities, depending on the department in which he works. It is a great opportunity to gain experience and network in the sports and events industry.

Roberson’s Super Bowl experience compares to the Final Four where he worked last spring. Roberson worked a fan-experience event at March Madness in Louisiana.

Roberson is looking forward to visiting the Southwest. “That’s the whole idea of going to get these experiences, not only with the Super Bowl Experience but just a new lifestyle out there. Different culture, different values.”

Twelve University of Northwestern Ohio Sport Marketing and Management students, along with two professors, will be putting their education to use on a national stage at the Super Bowl. For the three days leading up to Super Bowl LVII, the students and professors will be working events surrounding the game as interns in Glendale, Arizona. All of the students will be working as volunteers for the Super Bowl Experience which is professional football’s interactive theme park offering interactive games and activities leading up to the big game on February 12, 2023.

On game day Roberson and the UNOH students will help with hospitality. With more than 1 million visitors expected, the student volunteers are assigned to act as Super Bowl Ambassadors and be able to answer questions and assist with taking fan photos.

Roberson will join 10 other students from not only Ohio, but also Indiana, Mexico and Australia, among other countries

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Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.