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Darin Canova

Darin Canova

Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer

Supporter Liaison Manager

Personal Information

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School: University of Utah

Major: Mass Communications

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer

Title: Supporter Liaison Manager

Industry: Sports

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Sell partial season ticket packages, full season ticket packages, and groups as well as premium inventory such as suites. In charge of handling our supporters when we are at road games.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Sporting Kansas City has won 2 championships since I've worked with them (2012 US Open Cup, 2013 MLS Cup). We won MLS Ticket Sales Team of the year in 2013. I was named the 2014 MLS Supporter Liaison of the Year.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Experience working with real people on real problems.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

It gave me the leg up on all other candidates for internships and jobs. I had the experience that recruiters were looking for and got into my desired industry. Not many people get to work in sports and I'm lucky to be one that does.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

How to be efficient with my time. I thought I knew how to work efficiently before, but CWP fine-tuned the skill. Now I am much more efficient in the work place than my coworkers who think they are being efficient.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Be ready to work harder than you thought possible. Be ready to grow more than you thought you were able. Be open to learning because you never know what you're good at until you try it. I NEVER thought I would end up working in sales and here I am!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

I loved being a part of the High Rollers club and doing those various activities. The one that sticks out is racing go carts.

Last words of wisdom

You are the master of your destiny. You determine how hard you work, not your DM. You determine how long you knock doors, not your VP. You determine how many calls an hour you make, not your coworkers. In the end, you are as successful as you choose to be.

Darin Canova