My name is Dylan Burd, and I'm a senior at Penn State University from Plainview, New York with the ultimate goal of working in the sports industry. I'm a double major in Marketing with a sports focus and Broadcast Journalism. Additionally, I'm in the John Curley School of Sports Journalism at Penn State.
During the summer of 2019, I worked as a Consumer Sales & Service intern with the New York Jets. Throughout my time with the organization, I worked in CRM applications such as Archtics in order to aid the Consumer Sales & Service department monitor season ticket holder interactions. Additionally, I helped to run training camp events ranging from 1,000 to 20,000 people. I also analyzed fan response on social media platforms to several different team actions regarding the roster, the coaching staff, mobile ticketing, and Jets Rewards.
I’ve worked with five different sports websites throughout my time in college, including a website that I created myself called SportsBurd.com. The website mostly covers the NBA Draft, College Basketball and Fantasy Football and got 31,000 views within its first full year of publication. To go along with the website, I have a Twitter account, @Sports_Burd, with 3,000+ followers and over 10 million impressions. Tweets from the website have gone on to be used on notable platforms such as Bleacher Report’s Team Steam and USA Today’s For The Win.
In summer 2018, I worked as an assistant editor and blogger for HashSports.com, a start-up sports website. I was “Blogger of the Month” at Hash Sports for four consecutive months, and also aided with social platforms and merchandise ideas in addition to editing and blogging. Currently, I’m also contributing to a Fansided affiliated Penn State sports website called VictoryBellRings.com, where I write articles about Penn State football and basketball. I’ve also live-tweeted Penn State basketball games through Victory Bell Rings’ verified Twitter account.
In December 2019, I began contributing to the TheKnicksWall.com, a Knicks fan website. At The Knicks Wall, I currently write biweekly featured articles on different topics regarding the current affairs of the teams. Also, I write approximately three game previews per month.
Furthermore, I’m currently a blog intern for NBADraft.net, one of the most prominent NBA Draft websites on the internet. For NBADraft.net, I write weekly blogs ranking the NBA’s best rookies and sophomores. I’ve also written more creative pieces for NBADraft.net such as an NBA All Star Mock Draft, and NBA Award Predictions.
In terms of other extra curricular work, I co-hosted a live Bracketology show for Penn State Comm Radio last year. To add, I currently co-host a Survivor podcast called the Sole Survivor Podcast, which is available on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts. I was also the Marketing Chair of Penn State’s Sports Business Club from January 2018 to May 2018. Feel free to connect with me through the social icons below!