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Students seeking applicants to score job with Toronto soccer team

A group of UWindsor graduate students is hoping to help find the new face of the Toronto Football Club.

Toronto FC, the professional soccer franchise owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has launched a nationwide campaign soliciting applicants for a one-year contract with the organization.

The club promises a high-profile position that includes:

  • involvement in game broadcasts;
  • interviews with players;
  • hosting matches and promotional events;
  • travel with the club.

Nick Rupert, a master’s student in human kinetics, is part of a group of students in business professor Vincent Georgie’s advertising management class working in Windsor to drum up interest.

“This is not only a great opportunity for us as students to work with a spectacular organization, but it also gives our students on campus a chance at landing an amazing job with the Toronto FC,” says Rupert. “If you want to start a career in marketing, sports management or media then this is your chance to make the jump. If you just love sports and want to be out of the office and onto the pitch, this is your chance!”

The application process opens at noon on Wednesday, February 15. To begin, register a Facebook like at facebook.com/TorontoFC; upload a photo of yourself and a 200-word biography outlining your qualifications; and begin to solicit support.

The graduate students — Goran Dabic, Loren Dillane, Andrea Eichelberger, Matt Kane, Ryan McConnell as well as Rupert — will set up information and registration booths in the lobbies of the Odette and Human Kinetics buildings. They will distribute Toronto FC tickets and signed merchandise as prizes in a draw for applicants.