A Passion for Sports
Aubrie Pike, Eller Marketing ’16
By Shawna Weltsch, Eller Marketing ’16
Aubrie Pike (Eller Marketing ’16) was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from a small private high school, she was excited to get the opportunity to attend a large university. “I visited the University of Arizona during my junior year of high school and was immediately attracted to the large amount of school spirit,” she said.
After deciding to attend the UA, Pike declared a pre-business major. She is passionate about the sports industry, and has gained an exceptional amount of experience in this area during her first three years, including working as a marketing intern for the Denver Broncos and interning for ESPN Radio in its marketing and public relations departments.
She furthered her knowledge of the sports and marketing industries by getting involved on campus. She is a member of the Sports Marketing Association and Sigma Kappa Sorority, where she served as the public relations chairman for one year. “When I was growing up, sports consumed my life,” she said. “When I could no longer pursue a career playing sports, I decided I wanted to apply my passion for playing sports toward promoting them.” This realization led her to pursue a degree in marketing within the Eller College.
Given her impressive experience and determination, it is no surprise that Pike was able to land an internship as an assistant recruiter for the University of Arizona Football team at the beginning of her junior year. “I love going to work and being in the facility,” Pike said. “That can be attributed to my bosses, co-workers, and the overall environment. I honestly cannot imagine working for a better program!” She will continue to hold this position throughout her senior year.
As an upcoming senior, Pike decided to spend her summer in Prague, Czech Republic. “I am so grateful to have the opportunity to spend two months in Prague,” Pike said. “I have truly fallen in love with this city.” In Prague, she taking business courses while working as a marketing intern for a start-up company called The Element.
“My experience has taught me that hard work really does go a long way, even when it comes to the little things,” Pike said. “Employers recognize this, and do reward you for it. There is always more to learn, and nothing comes easy.”
Top image courtesy UA University Relations.